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Published onMay 21, 2024
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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 films, please contact Dr. Samuel Weeks, Book Reviews Editor, at [email protected]. Descriptions can be found at the publishers’ websites.

Agbiboa, Daniel E. They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Alexander, Catherine and Daniel Sosna. Thrift and Its Paradoxes: From Domestic to Political Economy. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

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.

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

Costas, Jana. Dramas of Dignity: Cleaners in the Corporate Underworld of Berlin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

d’Avignon, Robyn. A Ritual Geology: Gold and Subterranean Knowledge in Savanna West Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Dharia, Namita Vijay. The Industrial Ephemeral: Labor and Love in Indian Architecture and Construction. 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.

Eaton, Charlie. Bankers in the Ivory Tower: The Troubling Rise of Financiers in U.S. Higher Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Edwards, Amy. Are We Rich Yet? The Rise of Mass Investment Culture in Contemporary Britain. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Falkoff, Rebecca R. Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021.

Fischer, Edward F. Making Better Coffee: How Maya Farmers and Third Wave Tastemakers Create Value. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

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.

Hann, Chris and Jonathan Parry, eds. Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism: Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

Hansen, Gitte Marianne and Fabio Gygi, eds. The Work of Gender: Service, Performance and Fantasy in Contemporary Japan. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2022.

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.

Hirsch, Philip, Kevin Woods, Natalia Scurrah, and Michael B. Dwyer, eds. Turning Land into Capital: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region. Seattle, WA: University of Washington 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.

Immergluck, Dan. Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Iversen, Roberta Rehner. What Workers Say: Decades of Struggle and How to Make Real Opportunity Now. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2022. 

Kalter, Christoph. Postcolonial People: The Return from Africa and the Remaking of Portugal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

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

Leguizamón, Amalia. Seeds of Power: Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.

Lenhard, Johannes. Making Better Lives: Hope, Freedom and Home-Making Among People Sleeping Rough in Paris. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 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.

Mason, Arthur, ed. Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

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.

Mizrahi, Terry. From Residency to Retirement: Physicians’ Career over a Professional Lifetime. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2021.

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.

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. 

Prentice, Michael M. Supercorporate: Distinction and Participation in Post-Hierarchy South Korea. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022.

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.

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

Shea, Jeanne, Katrina Moore, and Hong Zhang. Beyond Filial Piety: Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2022.

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

Sobering, Katherine. The People’s Hotel: Working for Justice in Argentina. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Solomon, Harris. Lifelines: The Traffic of Trauma. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Turner, Sarah, Annuska Derks, and Jean-François Rousseau. Fragrant Frontier: Global Spice Entanglements from the Sino-Vietnamese Uplands. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2022.

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.

Willis, Graham Denyer. Keep the Bones Alive: Missing People and the Search for Life in Brazil. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Winchell, Mareike. After Servitude: Elusive Property and the Ethics of Kinship in Bolivia. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

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