Below is a selection of the readings our faculty and graduate students are engaging with this semester. Each semester, Rice Anthropology faculty members and graduate students compile a new list of a few of the books and articles influencing their research and thinking at the moment. We hope this feature will allow new opportunities for collaboration, as well as give a glimpse into the exciting and diverse conversations happening within the department, both in and outside the classroom.
If you would like to see previous semesters of what we were reading, visit the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 pages.
Alaimo, Stacy. 2016. Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Andaya, Elise and Joanna Mishtal. 2016. “The Erosion of Rights to Abortion Care in
the United States: A Call for a Renewed Anthropological Engagement with the Politics of Abortion.”
Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
Archambault, Julie Soleil. 2016. "Taking Love Seriously in Human-Plant Relations in
Mozambique: Toward an Anthropology of Affective Encounters." Cultural
Anthropology 31(2): 244–271.
Arendt, Hannah and Jerome Kohn. 1994. Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: Formation,
Exile, and Totalitarianism. New York: Schocken Books.
Asberg, Cecilia, Kathrin Thiele, and Iris van der Tuin. 2015. “Speculative before the
Turn: Reintroducing Feminist Materialist Performativity.” Cultural Studies
Review 21: 145-172.
Baumbach, Nico, Damon R. Young, and Genevieve Yue. 2016. "Introduction: For a
Political Critique of Culture." Social Text 127(34): 1-20.
Banner, Michael. 2014. The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and
the Imagination of the Human. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Burnet, Graeme Macrae. 2015. His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of
Roderick Macrae. Glasgow: Contraband.
Colebrook, Claire. 2012. “Sexual Indifference” in Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era
of Climate Change Vol. 1, edited by Tom Cohen. Ann Arbor: Open Humanities Press.
Crawford, Cassandra S. 2014. Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and
Prosthetic Technology. New York: New York University Press.
Escobar, Arturo. 1999. “After Nature: Steps to an Antiessentialist Political Ecology.”
Current Anthropology 40 (1): 1–30.
Fanon, Frantz. 1967 . Black Skin, White Masks. New York, Grove Press.
Gledhill, John. 2014. "Indigenous Autonomy, Delinquent States, and the Limits of
Resistance." History and Anthropology 25(4): 507-529.
Grusin, Richard. 2015. “Radical Mediation.” Critical Inquiry 42 (1): 124-48.
Halbwachs, Maurice.  1992. On Collective Memory. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press.
James, C. L. R. 1953. Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways; the Story of Herman Melville and
the World We Live In. New York: C.L.R. James.
Le Guin, Ursula K. 1987. Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences.
Santa Barbara: Capra Press.
Massumi, Brian. 2015. Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception. Durham: Duke
Messeri, Lisa. 2016. Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds. Durham:
Duke University Press.
Million, Dian. 2013. Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Nading, Alex. 2016. "Local Biologies, Leaky Things, and the Chemical Infrastructure
of Global Health." Medical Anthropology.
Norgaard, Kari Marie. 2011. Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and
Everyday Life. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Parks, Lisa D. and Nicole Starosielski, eds. 2015. Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media
Infrastructures. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Pickering, Andrew. 2004. "The Science of the Unknowable: Stanford Beer's
Cybernetic Informatics." Kybernetes 35(3/4): 499-521.
Pickering, Andrew. 2013."Cybernetics and the Politics of the Dark Universe" in The
Dark Universe, edited by Arie Altena, pp. 90-10. Amsterdam, Sonic Acts Press.
Povinelli, Elizabeth A. 2016. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism.
Durham: Duke University Press.
Riles, Annelise. 2004. "Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic and Anthropological
Knowledge." American Ethnologist : the Journal of the American Ethnological Society
Ross, Kristin. 2015. Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune.
Roy, Deboleena. 2016. "Neuroscience and Feminist Theory: A New Directions
Essay." Signs 41(3).
Sanabria, Emilia. 2016. Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil.
Shapiro, Michael J. 2005. "Every Move You Make: Bodies, Surveillance, and Media."
Social Text 83 (23): 21-34.
Silbey, Susan S. 2005. "After Legal Consciousness." Annual Review of Law and Social
Science 1: 323-68.
Srinivasan, Ramesh. 2006. "Indigenous, Ethnic and Cultural Articulations of New Media."
International Journal of Cultural Studies December 9: 497-518
Srnicek, Nick, and Alex Williams. 2015. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World
without Work. London: Verso.
Stengers, Isabelle. 2005. “Introductory Notes on an Ecology of Practices.” Cultural
Studies Review 11(1): 183-196.
Stevens, Wallace. 1990. The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens.
New York: Vintage Books.
Strmiska, Michael. 2007. "Putting the Blood Back into Blót: The Revival of Animal
Sacrifice in Modern Nordic Paganism." Pomegranate: The International Journal of
Pagan Studies 9(2): 154-189.
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