Society for the Anthropology of Work


Anthropology of Work Review: Books Available for Review

If you would like to review any of these or other work-related texts, please contact Samuel Weeks, book reviews editor, at [email protected] Descriptions can be found at the publishers’ websites.

Alcano, Matteo Carlo. Masculine Identities and Male Sex Work Between East Java and Bali: An Ethnography of Youth, Bodies, and Violence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Allen, Robertson. America’s Digital Army: Games at Work and War. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

Ameerjar, Lalaie. Downwardly Global: Women, Work, and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Amrute, Sareeta. Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016.

Gershon, Ilana. Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find Work Today). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Gillette, Maris. China’s Porcelain Capital: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Kwon, Jong Bum and Carrie Lane. Anthropologies of Unemployment: New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016.

Lazar, Sian, ed. Where Are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. London: Zed Books, 2017.

Mirchandani, Kiran and Winifred R. Poster. Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centers. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Murphy, John P. Yearning to Labor: Youth, Unemployment, and Social Destiny in Urban France. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

Nyíri, Pál. Reporting for China: How Chinese Correspondants Work With the World. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2017.

Sanchez, Andrew. Criminal Capital: Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Sinwell, Luke. The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa. London: Pluto Press, 2016.

Świtek, Beata. Reluctant Intimacies: Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands. New York: Berghahn, 2016.

Zavrotti, Roberta. Rural Origins, City Lives: Class and Place in Contemporary China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.