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Published onDec 10, 2021
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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 samuel.weeks@jefferson.edu.

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

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

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

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

Clifford, Ellen. The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare, and the Making of a Human Catastrophe. London: Zed Books, 2021.

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

Doherty, Jacob. Waste Worlds: Inhabiting Kampala’s Infrastructures of Disposability. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

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

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

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

Grace, Joshua. African Motors: Technology, Gender, and the History of Development. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Hann, Chris. Work, Society, and the Ethical Self: Chimeras of Freedom in the Neoliberal Era. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2021.

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

Hendricks, Thomas. Rainforest Capitalism: Power and Masculinity in a Congolese Timber Concession. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Hutchison, Elizabeth Quay. Workers Like All the Rest of Them: Domestic Service and the Rights of Labor in Twentieth-Century Chile. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

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

Kukreja, Reena. Why Would I Be Married Here? Marriage, Migration and Dispossession in Neoliberal India. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

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

Marchand, Trevor H. J. The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work: Craftwork in Twenty-First Century England. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2021.

Mato-Bouzas, Antía, and Lorenzo Casini, eds. Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space: Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

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

Navarro, Tami. Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2021. 

Neely, Megan Tobias. Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Padilla, Tanalís. Unintended Lessons of Revolution: Student Teachers and Political Radicalism in Twentieth-Century Mexico. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Pease, Bob. Undoing Privilege: Unearned Advantage and Systemic Injustice in an Unequal World. London: Zed Books, 2021.

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

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

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

Radhakrishnan, Smitha. Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Rodima-Taylor, Daivi, and Parker Shipton, eds. Land and the Mortgage: History, Culture, Belonging. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

Romero, Mercy. Toward Camden. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021.

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

Samimian-Darash, Limor. Uncertainty by Design: Preparing for the Future with Scenario Technology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Saxton, Dvera I. The Devil’s Fruit: Farming, Health, and Environmental Justice. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2021. 

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

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

Smith, James H. The Eyes of the World: Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021.

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

Walters, William Charles Heller, and Lorenzo Pezzani, eds. Viapolitics: Borders, Migration, and the Power of Locomotion. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

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

Yalçin-Heckmann, Lale, ed. Moral Economy at Work: Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

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