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Published onJan 06, 2021
Books Available for Review

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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.

Besky, Sarah. 2020. Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea. Oakland: University of California 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.

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

Flachs, Andrew. 2019. Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India. Tucson: University of Arizona 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.

Hatton, Erin. 2020. Coerced: Work Under the Threat of Punishment. Oakland: University of California Press.

Henningsen, Erik. 2020. Management and Morality: An Ethnographic Exploration of Management Consultancy Seminars. New York: Berghahn.

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

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

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

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

Seim, Josh. 2020. Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering. Oakland: University of California Press.

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

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

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