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Published onMay 21, 2024
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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.

Alima, Sanaa. Refugee Cities: How Afghans Changed Urban Pakistan. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

Alvarez, Rafael. Don’t Count Me Out: A Baltimore Dope Fiend’s Miraculous Recovery. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022. 

Andreas, Peter. Border Games: The Politics of Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Bada, Xochitl and Shannon Gleeson. Scaling Migrant Worker Rights: How Advocates Collaborate and Contest State Power. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2023.

Bar-El, Eliran. How Slavoj Became Žižek: The Digital Making of a Public Intellectual. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022.

Blayney, Steffan, Joey Hornsby, and Savannah Whaley, eds. The Body Productive: Rethinking Capitalism, Work and the Body. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022

Bolles, A. Lynn. Women and Tourist Work in Jamaica: Seven Miles of Sandy Beach. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022.

Burnett, Scott. White Belongings: Race, Land, and Property in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 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.

Cherstich, Igor, Martin Holbraad, and Nico Tassi. Anthropologies of Revolution: Forging Time, People, and Worlds. 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.

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.

Faas, A. J. In the Shadow of Tungurahua: Disaster Politics in Highland Ecuador. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2022.

Falkof, Nicky and Cobus van Staden, eds. Anxious Joburg: The Inner Lives of a Global South City. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2020.

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

Farber, David. Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Fassin, Didier and George Steinmetz, eds. The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass: Studies in the Production of Knowledge. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

Foks, Freddy. Participant Observers: Anthropology, Colonial Development, and the Reinvention of Society in Britain. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2023.

Gastrow, Vanya. Citizen and Pariah Somali Traders and the Regulation of Difference in South Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2022.

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

Greer, Ian and Charles Umney. Marketization: How Capitalist Exchange Disciplines Workers and Subverts Democracy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022. 

Golestaneh, Seema. Unknowing and the Everyday: Sufism and Knowledge in Iran. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

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.

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.

Hendrickson, Burleigh. Decolonizing 1968: Transnational Student Activism in Tunis, Paris, and Dakar. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Hirsch, Eric. Acts of Growth Development and the Politics of Abundance in Peru. Redwood City, CA: Stanford 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.

Hoag, Colin. The Fluvial Imagination: On Lesotho’s Water-Export Economy. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Hobart, Hi′ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani. Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment. 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.

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.

Jeursen, Thijs. The Vigilant Citizen: Everyday Policing and Insecurity in Miami. New York: NYU Press, 2023.

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

Karim, Lamia. Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love Among Garment Workers in Bangladesh. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

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

Kelly, Jennifer Lynn. Invited to Witness: Solidarity Tourism Across Occupied Palestine. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

Koo, Hagen. Privilege and Anxiety: The Korean Middle Class in the Global Era. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Krohn-Hansen, Christian. Jobless Growth in the Dominican Republic: Disorganization, Precarity, and Livelihoods. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022.

Lazar, Sian. How We Struggle: A Political Anthropology of Labour. London: Pluto Press, 2023.

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.

Liang, Zai. From Chinatown to Every Town: How Chinese Immigrants Have Expanded the Restaurant Business in the United States. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2023.

Lieberman, Evan. Until We Have Won Our Liberty: South Africa after Apartheid. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2022.

Liu, Huwy-Min Lucia. Governing Death, Making Persons: The New Chinese Way of Death. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2023.

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

Logvinenko, Igor O. Global Finance, Local Control: Corruption and Wealth in Contemporary Russia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021.

Luttrell-Rowland, Mikaela. Political Children: Violence, Labor, and Rights in Peru. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2023.

Marker, Emily. Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.

Marsilli-Vargas, Xochitl. Genres of Listening: An Ethnography of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

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.

McMorran, Chris. Ryokan: Mobilizing Hospitality in Rural Japan. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press, 2022.

Mirsultan, Aysima, Eric Schluessel, and Eset Sulaiman, eds. Community Still Matters: Uyghur Culture and Society in Central Asian Context. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 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.

Moradian, Manijeh. This Flame Within: Iranian Revolutionaries in the United States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022. 

Muehlebach, Andrea. A Vital Frontier: Water Insurgencies in Europe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

Navarro, Tami. Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the U.S. 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.

Park, Joowon. Belonging to a House Divided: The Violence of the North Korean Resettlement Process. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Parkinson, Sarah E. Beyond the Lines: Social Networks and Palestinian Militant Organizations in Wartime Lebanon. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2023.

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

Pilkey, Orrin H., Norma J. Longo, William J. Neal, Nelson G. Rangel-Buitrago, Keith C. Pilkey, and Hannah L. Hayes. Vanishing Sands: Losing Beaches to Mining. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

Pillay, Suren, ed. On the Subject of Citizenship: Late Colonialism in the World Today. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023. 

Plaster, Joseph. Kids on the Street: Queer Kinship and Religion in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

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

Price, Charles. Rastafari: The Evolution of a People and Their Identity. New York: NYU Press, 2022.

Rexhepi, Piro. White Enclosures: Racial Capitalism and Coloniality Along the Balkan Route. 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.

Ruiz-Serna, Daniel. When Forests Run Amok: War and Its Afterlives in Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Territories. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.

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

Sarreal, Julia J. S. Yerba Mate: The Drink that Shaped a Nation. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Saxer, Martin. Places in Knots: Remoteness and Connectivity in the Himalayas and Beyond. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2023.

Scarborough, William J. Gendered Places: The Landscape of Local Gender Norms Across the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2023.

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.

Shin, HaeRan, ed. North Korean Defectors in Diaspora: Identities, Mobilities, and Resettlements. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 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.

Söderberg, Johan and Maxigas. Resistance to the Current: The Dialectics of Hacking. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2022.

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

Steedman, Robin. Creative Hustling: Women Making and Distributing Films from Nairobi. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2023.

Stoetzer, Bettina. Ruderal City: Ecologies of Migration, Race, and Urban Nature in Berlin. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022.

Syvertsen, Jennifer Leigh. Dangerous Love: Sex Work, Drug Use, and the Pursuit of Intimacy in Tijuana, Mexico. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Trémon, Anne-Christine. Diaspora Space-Time: Transformations of a Chinese Emigrant Community. Ithaca, NY: Cornell 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.

White, Daniel. Administering Affect: Pop-Culture Japan and the Politics of Anxiety. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022.

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.

Wolf-Powers, Laura. University City: History, Race, and Community in the Era of the Innovation District. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

Wright, Andrea. Between Dreams and Ghosts: Indian Migration and Middle Eastern Oil. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2022.

Zarsadiaz, James. Resisting Change in Suburbia: Asian Immigrants and Frontier Nostalgia in Los Angeles. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022.

Zhang, Lin. The Labor of Reinvention: Entrepreneurship in the New Chinese Digital Economy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2023.

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