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A regularly updated list of books and other media available for review in Exertions.

Published onDec 10, 2021
Books Available for Review

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Exertions, the short-form web publication of the Society for the Anthropology of Work, has the following titles available for review. If you would like to review any of these or other work-related books and/or other media for Exertions, please contact Associate Editor for Book Reviews Samuel Weeks at

Bartlett, Nicholas. 2020. Recovering Histories: Life and Labor after Heroin in Reform-Era China. Oakland: University of California Press.

Besky, Sarah. 2020. Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea. Oakland: University of California Press.

Chuang, Julia. 2020. Beneath the China Boom: Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market. Oakland: University of California Press.

Denmead, Tyler. 2019. The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race, and the Gentrifying City. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Díaz, Vanessa. 2020. Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Evans, Harriet. 2020. Beijing from Below: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

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

Gaddis, Jennifer E. 2019. The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools. Oakland: University of California Press.

Gamburd, Michele Ruth. 2020. Linked Lives: Elder Care, Migration, and Kinship in Sri Lanka. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

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

Jackson, Aaron J. 2021. Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities. Oakland: University of California Press.

Kelly, Alexandra Celia. 2021. Consuming Ivory: Mercantile Legacies of East Africa and New England. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Mains, Daniel. 2019. Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Ovetz, Robert, ed. 2020. Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives. London: Pluto Press.

Peters, Rebecca Warne. 2020. Implementing Inequality: The Invisible Labor of International Development. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Potts, Deborah. 2020. Broken Cities: Inside the Global Housing Crisis. London: Zed Books.

Saxton, Dvera I. 2021. The Devil’s Fruit: Farming, Health, and Environmental Justice. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.

Seim, Josh. 2020. Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering. Oakland: University of California Press.

Shackel, Paul A. 2020. An Archaeology of Unchecked Capitalism: From the American Rust Belt to the Developing World. New York: Berghahn.

Shange, Savannah. 2019. Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Siciliano, Michael L. 2021. Creative Control: The Ambivalence of Work in the Culture Industries. New York: Columbia University Press.

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

Wardlow, Holly. 2020. Fencing in AIDS: Gender, Vulnerability, and Care in Papua New Guinea. Oakland: University of California Press.

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

Woydack, Johanna. 2019. Linguistic Ethnography of a Multilingual Call Center. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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