What We We're Reading

Below is a selection of the readings our faculty and graduate students were engaging with in Fall 2015.

Amado, Jorge. 1962. Gabriela, Cravo e Canela. New York: HarperCollins.

Anderson, Rubens. 2014. “Time and the Migrant Other: European Border Controls and the

Temporal Economics of Illegality.” American Anthropologist 116 (4): 795-809.

Barad, Karen. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of

Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press.

Barrett, J. C. 2014. “The Material Constitution of Humanness.” Archaeological Dialogues, 21

(1), 65-74.

Bayat, Asef. 2012. “Politics in the City-Inside-Out.” City & Society 24 (2): 110–28.

Bhandar, Brenna and Goldberg-Hiller, Jonathan. 2015. Plastic Materialities. Durham: Duke

University Press.

Birch, Jennifer. 2014. From Prehistoric Villages to Cities: Settlement Aggregation and

Community Transformation. Routledge Studies in Archaeology series.

New York: Routledge.

Blanchette, Alexander. 2015. "Herding Species: Biosecurity, Posthuman Labor, and the

American Industrial Pig." Cultural Anthropology 30 (4): 640-669.

Brown, Wendy. 2015. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution. Cambridge,

Mass: Zone Books.

Butler, Octavia. 2004. Kindred. Boston, Mass: Beacon Press.

Cetina, Karin Knorr. 2009. “The Synthetic Situation: Interactionism for a Global World.”

Symbolic Interaction 32 (1): 61–87.

Cohen, Emily. 2015. "Disciplining Pain: Masculinity and Ideologies of Repair in a Colombian

Military Hospital" Body & Society 21 (3): 91-114.

Craig, Oliver E., Lisa-Marie Shillito, Umberto Albarella, Sarah Viner-Daniels, Ben Chan, Ros

Cleal, Robert Ixer, Mandy Jay, Pete Marshall, Ellen Simmons, Elizabeth Wright and Mike Parker Pearson.

    2015. “Feeding Stonehenge: cuisine and consumption at the Late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls.”

    Antiquity 89 (347): 1096-1109.

De Goede, Marieke. 2005. Virtue, Fortune, and Faith: A Genealogy of Finance. Minneapolis,

Minn: U of Minnesota Press.

De la Cadena, Marisol. 2015. Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds.

Durham: Duke University Press.

Dejene, Alemneh. 1990. "Environment, Famine, and Politics in Ethiopia: A View from the

Village." Lynne Rienner.

Elyachar, Julia. 2011. “The Political Economy of Movement and Gesture in Cairo.” Journal of

the Royal Anthropological Institute 17 (1): 82–99.

Fassin, Didier. 2012. Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present. Berkeley: University

of California Press.

Ferguson, James. 2006. Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order. Durham: Duke

University Press.

Friedner, Michele. 2015. "Deaf Bodies and Corporate Bodies: new regimes of value in

Bangalore's business process outsourcing sector." Journal of the Royal

Anthropological Institute 21 (2): 313-329.

Gamst, Frederick C. 1980. The Hoghead: An Industrial Ethnology of the Locomotive Engineer.

New York: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston.

Gaventa, John and Rajesh Tandom, eds. 2010. Globalizing Citizens:  New Dynamics of Inclusion

and Exclusion. Zed Books.

Graeber, David. 2015. “Radical alterity is just another way of saying "reality": A reply to

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5 (2): 1-41.

Hacking, Ian. 2014. Why Is There a Philosophy of Mathematics At All? London: Cambridge


Hall, Bruce S. 2014. History of Race in Muslim Africa: 1600-1960. London: Cambridge University.

Hoang, Kimberly Kay. 2015. Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the

Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work. Oakland, California: University of California


Huber, Matthew. 2013. Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital. Minneapolis, Minn:

University of Minnesota Press.

Ingold, Tim, 2013. Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture.

London: Routledge.

Ingold, Tim, ed. 1988. What Is an Animal? One World Archaeology Series. London ; Boston:

Unwin Hyman.

Inhorn, Marcia. 2015. Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai. Durham: Duke

University Press.  

Irvine, Richard. 2014. "Deep Time: An Anthropological Problem." Social Anthropology 22 (2):


Jerome, Jessica Scott. 2015. A Right to Health:  Medicine, Marginality and Health Care Reform

in Northeast Brazil. Austin: University of Texas.

Kahn, Herman. 2007. On Thermonuclear War. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

Karakatsanis, Leonidas. 2014. Turkish-Greek Relations:  Rapprochement, Civil Society and the

Politics of Friendship. London: Routledge.   

Klieman, K. A., 2003. The Pygmies Were Our Compass: Bantu and Batwa in the History of West

Central Africa, Early Times to c. 1900 C.E. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Klubock, Thomas Miller. 2014. La Frontera: Forests and Ecological Conflict in Chile’s Frontier

Territory. Durham: Duke University Press.

Knight, Kelley Ray (2015) addicted.pregnant.poor. Durham: Duke University Press.

Kockelman, Paul. 2013. "The Anthropology of an Equation. Sieves, Spam Filters, Agentive

Algorithms, and Ontologies of Transformation." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 8

(3): 33-61.

Kuppe, Renee and Richard Potz, eds. 1997. Law & Anthropology. Boston: the Hague.  

Kulick, Don and Jens Rydström. 2015. Loneliness and its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the

Ethics of Engagement. Durham: Duke University Press.

Lane, Paul.  2010. "Developing Landscape Historical Ecologies in Eastern Africa: An Outline of

Current Research and Potential Future Directions." Journal of African Studies 69 (2):


Lee, Benjamin and Edward LiPuma. 2004. Financial Derivatives and the Globalization of Risk.

Durham: Duke University Press.

MacDonald, Helen. 2015. H is for Hawk. New York: Grove Press.

Mann, Sally. 2015. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs. Boston, Mass: Little, Brown and


de Martino, Ernesto and Dorothy Zinn. 2005. The Land of Remorse: A Study of Southern Italian

Tanatarism. London: Free Association Books.

Maternowska, M. Catherine and Paul Farmer. 2006. Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the

Politics of Population in Haiti. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Mitchell, David T. 2015. The Biopolitics of Disability: Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and

Peripheral Embodiment. University of Michigan Press.

Muehlebach, Andrea. 2012. The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press.

Munif, Abdelrahman. 1989. Cities of Salt. New York: Vintage Press.  

Myers, Natasha. 2015. Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter.

Durham: Duke University Press.

Pope Francis. 2015. "Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our

Common Home."

Povinelli, Elizabeth A. 1995. “Do Rocks Listen? The Cultural Politics of Apprehending

Australian Aboriginal Labor.” American Anthropologist 97 (3): 505-518.

Rabinow, Paul, and Limor Samimian-Darash, eds. 2015. Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological

Cases. University of Chicago Press.

Richard, Nelly. 2010. Crítica de la memoria, 1990 - 2010. Santiago, Chile: Ediciones

Universidad Diego Portales.

Salminen, Antti and Tere Vadén. Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology.

Sharp, Lesley A. 2011. "Monkey Business Interspecies Longing and Scientific Prophecy in

Experimental Xenotransplantation." Social Text 29-1 (106): 43-69.

Taylor, Diana. 2003. The Archive and the Repertoire: performing cultural memory in the

Americas. Durham: Duke University Press.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. 2015. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of

Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton University Press.

von Schnitzler, Antina. 2014. "Performing dignity: Human rights, citizenship, and the

techno-politics of law in South Africa." American Ethnologist 41 (2): 336-350.

Were, Graeme and J. C. H. King, eds. 2012. Extreme Collecting: Challenging Practices for 21st

century museums. Bergahn Books.

Weszkalnys, Gisa. 2015. “Geology, Potentiality, Speculation: On the Indeterminacy of  First

Oil.” Cultural Anthropology 30 (4): 611-639.

Wynne-Jones, Stephanie and Jeffrey Fleisher. 2015. Theory in Africa and Africa in Theory:

locating Meaning in Archaeology. London: Routledge.

Yates-Doerr, Emily. 2015. “Does Meat Come from Animals? A Multispecies Approach to

Classification and Belonging in Highland Guatemala.” American Ethnologist 42 (2):


Yusoff, Kathryn. 2015. “Anthropogenesis: Origins and Endings in the Anthropocene.”

Theory, Culture and Society.