What We We're Reading

Below is a selection of the readings our faculty and graduate students were engaging with in Fall 2016.


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 [1952]. 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. [1925] 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

University Press.

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

31(3): 392–405.

Ross, Kristin. 2015. Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune.

London: Verso.

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.

Durham: Duke University Press.

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.

Williams, R. John. 2016. "World Futures." Critical Inquiry. 42(3): 473-546.