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Books Available for Review

A regularly updated list of books and other media available for review in the Anthropology of Work Review.

Published onJun 17, 2020
Books Available for Review

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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