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Published onJun 17, 2020
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The Anthropology of Work Review, the peer-reviewed journal 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 the journal, please contact Samuel Weeks, Book Reviews Editor, at

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

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

Besky, Sarah, and Alex Blanchette, eds. 2019. How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet. Albuquerque, NM: SAR Press. 

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

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

Buck, Pem Davidson. 2019. The Punishment Monopoly: Tales of My Ancestors, Dispossession, and the Building of the United States. New York: Monthly Review Press.

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

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

Dickinson, Maggie. 2019. Feeding the Crisis: Care and Abandonment in America’s Food Safety Net. Oakland: University of California Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mollona, Massimiliano. 2019. Brazilian Steel Town: Machines, Land, Money and Commoning in the Making of the Working Class. New York: Berghahn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Styles, Megan A. 2019. Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

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

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