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.

Gago, Verónica. Neoliberalism from Below: Popular Pragmatics and Baroque Economies. Durham: Duke University 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.

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.


Kaufman, Deborah and Alan Snitow, dirs. Company Town. 77 minutes. Bulldog Films.
Reading, PA, 2017.

Morgenstern, Eve, dir. CHESHIRE, OHIO: An American Coal Story in 3 acts. Bulldog Films
Reading, PA, 2017.

Williams, Sue, dir. Death by Design. 73 minutes. Bulldog Films. Reading, PA, 2017.