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Books Available for Review

If you would like to review any of these or other work-related books and/or films, please contact Dr. Samuel Weeks, Book Reviews Editor, at [email protected] Descriptions can be found at the publishers’ websites.

Last updated September 10, 2019

Addison, Lincoln. Chiefs of the Plantation: Authority and Contestation on the South Africa-
Zimbabwe Border
. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019.

Aistara, Guntra A. Organic Sovereignties: Struggles Over Farming in an Age of Free Trade.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.

Apreza, Yolanda Castro, Charlene Woodcock, and K’inal Antsetik. Weaving Chiapas: Maya
Women’s Lives in a Changing World
. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.

Babb, Florence E. Women’s Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology.
Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018.

Bhatt, Amy. High-Tech Housewives: Indian IT Workers, Gendered Labor, and Transmigration.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018.

Biagioli, Mario and Vincent Antonin Lépinay. From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations
in Post-Soviet Times
. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Campbell, Stephen. Border Capitalism, Disrupted: Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian
Industrial Zone
. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2018.

Feldman, Gregory. The Gray Zone: Sovereignty, Human Smuggling, and Undercover Police
Investigation in Europe
. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019.

Finkelstein, Maura. The Archive of Loss: Lively Ruination in Mill Land Mumbai. Durham, NC:
Duke University Press, 2019.

Galemba, Rebecca Berke. Contraband Corridor: Making a Living at the Mexico-Guatemala
Border
. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018.

Gregg, Melissa. Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy. Durham,
NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

Hofer, Theresia. Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform. Seattle:
University of Washington Press, 2018.

Irani, Lilly. Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India. Princeton, NJ:
Princeton University Press, 2019.

Jusionyte, Ieva. Threshold: Emergency Responders on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Oakland, CA:
University of California Press, 2018.

Kondo, Dorinne. Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity. Durham, NC:
Duke University Press, 2018.

Lancy, David F. Anthropological Perspectives on Children as Helpers, Workers, Artisans, and
Laborers
. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Leins, Stefan. Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts. Chicago: University
of Chicago Press, 2018.

Lewis, Courtney. Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of
Economic Sovereignty
. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

Nguyen, Minh T. N. Waste and Wealth: An Ethnography of Labor, Value, and Morality in a
Vietnamese Recycling Economy
. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Padios, Jan M. A Nation on the Line: Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

Pinedo-Turnovsky, Carolyn. Daily Labors: Marking Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street
Corner
. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019.

Rai, Amit S. Jugaad Time: Ecologies of Everyday Hacking in India. Durham, NC: Duke University
Press, 2019.

Ravenelle, Alexandrea J. Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy.
Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2019.

Rofel, Lisa and Sylvia J. Yanagisako. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative
Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion
. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Rosenblat, Alex. Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work. Oakland, CA:
University of California Press, 2018.

Suryomenggolo, Jafar, ed. At a Moment’s Notice: Indonesian Maids Write on Their Lives
Abroad
. Copenhagen: NAIS Press, 2019.

Tyner, James. Dead Labor: Toward a Political Economy of Premature Death. Minneapolis:
University of Minneapolis Press, 2019.

Wagner, Ines. Workers without Borders: Posted Work and Precarity in the EU. Ithaca, NY: ILR
Press, 2018.

Whittaker, Andrea. International Surrogacy as Disruptive Industry in Southeast Asia. New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Woydack, Johanna. Linguistic Ethnography of a Multilingual Call Center. Basingstoke, UK:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.