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Published onOct 27, 2023
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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 [email protected].

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

Carney, Megan A. 2021. Island of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean. Oakland: University of California Press.

Carruth, Lauren. 2021. Love and Liberation: Humanitarian Work in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

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

Creticos, Peter A., Larry Bennett, Laura Owen, Costas Spirou, and Maxine Morphis-Riesbeck, eds. 2021. The Many Futures of Work: Rethinking Expectations and Breaking Molds. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Durrenberger, E. Paul. 2021. The Dawn of Industrial Agriculture in Iowa: Anthropology, Literature, and History. Louisville: University Press of Colorado.

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

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

Hall, Suzanne M. 2021. The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Hatton, Erin, ed. 2021. Labor and Punishment: Work In and Out of Prison. Oakland: University of California Press.

Hauser, Mark W. 2021. Mapping Water in Dominica: Enslavement and Environment under Colonialism. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

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

Lloréns, Hilda. 2021. Making Livable Worlds: Afro-Puerto Rican Women Building Environmental Justice. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Monteith, William, Dora-Olivia Vicol, and Philippa Williams, eds. 2021. Beyond the Wage: Ordinary Work in Diverse Economies. Bristol: Bristol University 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.

Purvis, Diane J. 2021. Ragged Coast, Rugged Coves: Labor, Culture, and Politics in Southeast Alaska Canneries. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Rossoukh, Ramyar D. and Steven C. Caton, eds. 2021. Anthropology, Film Industries, Modularity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Sachedina, Amal. 2021. Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 

Santos, Gonçalo. 2021. Chinese Village Life Today: Building Families in an Age of Transition. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

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

Schrauwers, Albert. 2021. Merchant Kings: Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870. New York: Berghahn.

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

Swamy, Raja. 2021. Building Back Better in India: Development, NGOs, and Artisanal Fishers after the 2004 Tsunami. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

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

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