What We're Reading Now

Below is a selection of the readings our faculty and graduate students are engaging with. 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.


Baradaran, Mehrsa. 2017. The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Barthes, Roland. 2013. How to live together: novelistic simulations of some everyday spaces. New York: Columbia University Press.

Battaglia, Giulia, Jennifer Clarke, and Fiona Siegenthaler. 2020. “Bodies of Archives / Archival Bodies: An Introduction.” Visual Anthropology Review 36 (1): 8–16.https://doi.org/10.1111/var.12203.

Bhandar, Brenna. 2018. Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership. Durham: Duke University Press.

Blanchette, Alex. 2020. Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Browne, Simone. 2015. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Carvajal, Fernanda. 2018. "Image Politics and Disturbing Temporalities On “Sex Change” Operations in the Early Chilean Dictatorship." TSQ 5 (4): 621-637.

Collard, Rosemary-Claire, and Jessica Dempsey. "Life for sale? The politics of lively commodities." Environment and Planning A 45, no. 11 (2013): 2682-2699.

Elyachar, Julia. “Phatic Labor, Infrastructure, and the Question of Empowerment in Cairo.” American Ethnologist, vol. 37, no. 3, 2010, pp. 452–64, doi:10.1111/j.1548-1425.2010.01265.x.

Escobar, Arturo. Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Escobar, Arturo. 2020. Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Fassin, Didier, and Bernard E. Harcourt, eds. A Time for Critique. New York; Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press, 2019. doi:10.7312/fass19126.

Fischer, Carl. 2016. Queering the Chilean Way. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137563859

Gillespie, Kathryn. The cow with ear tag #1389. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Graeber, David. 2018. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Heidbrink, Lauren. 2020. Migranthood: Youth in a New Era of Deportation. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Hendren, Sara. 2020. What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World. New York: Riverhead Books.

Kar, Sohini. 2018. Financializing Poverty: Labor and Risk in Indian Microfinance. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Keck, Frédéric. 2020. Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts. Duke University Press.

King, Tiffany Lethabo. 2019. The Black shoals: Offshore formations of Black and Native studies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Messeri, Lisa. 2016. Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds. Durham: Duke University Press.

Moore, Amelia. 2019. Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in the Bahamas. Berkeley: California University Press.

Ralph, Laurence. 2019. The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Regier, Alexander. Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Roitman, Janet. Anti-crisis. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.

Schein, Louisa. 1999. “Performing Modernity.” Cultural Anthropology 14 (3): 361–95. https://doi.org/10.1525/can.1999.14.3.361.

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

Stavrianakis, Anthony. Leaving: A Narrative of Assisted Suicide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019.

Strathern, Marilyn. 2020. Relations: An Anthropological Account. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Summers, Brandi Thompson. 2019. Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Tausig, Ben. 2019. Bangkok is ringing: sound, protest, and constraint. Oxford University Press.

Telesca, Jennifer E. 2020. Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna. University of Minnesota Press.

Tilley, Lisa. 2020. “‘The Impulse Is Cartographic’: Counter-Mapping Indonesia’s Resource Frontiers in the Context of Coloniality.” Antipode 52 (5): 1434–54. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12634.

Washington, Bryan. 2019. Lot: Stories. New York: Riverhead Books.

Watson, Matthew C. Afterlives of Affect: Science, Religion, and an Edgewalker's Spirit. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.

Wilhelm-Solomon, Matthew. 2020. “The City Otherwise: The Deferred Emergency of Occupation in Inner-City Johannesburg.” Cultural Anthropology, vol. 35, 2020, pp. 404–434. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca35.3.03.


Altehenger, Jennifer E. “On Difficult New Terms: The Business of Lexicography in Mao Era China.” Modern Asian Studies 51, 3 (2017): 622–61. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X16000147.

Baker, J.A. The Peregrine. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Berlant, Lauren. The Hundreds. Duke University Press, 2019.

Caldeira, Teresa. “Peripheral urbanization: Autoconstruction, transversal logics, and politics in cities of the global south.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 35, no. 1 (2017): 3–20.

Chu, T'ien-Wen. Notes of a Desolate Man. Trans. Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Davis, Heather, and Etienne Turpin. Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies. London: Open Humanities Press, 2015.

De la Cadena, Marisol, and Mario Blaser. A World of Many Worlds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

Escobar, Arturo. Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

Gordillo, Gastón. “Terrain as Insurgent Weapon: An Affective Geometry of Warfare in the Mountains of Afghanistan.” Political Geography 64, May (2018): 53–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.03.001.

Hartman, Saidiya. Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval. WW Norton, 2019.

Hayden, Cori. “Rethinking Reductionism, or, the Transformative Work of Making the Same.” Anthropological Forum 22, 3 (2012): 271-283. DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2012.711240

Lowe, Celia, and Ursula Münster. “The Viral Creep: Elephants and Herpes in Times of Extinction.” Environmental Humanities 8, 1 (May 2016): 118–142. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/22011919-3527749

Maxwell, Krista. "Settler-Humanitarianism: Healing the Indigenous Child-Victim." Comparative Studies in Society and History 59, 4 (2017): 974-1007.

Mulvaney, Dustin. Solar Power: Innovation, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2019.

Nading, Alex M. “Local Biologies, Leaky Things, and the Chemical Infrastructure of Global Health.” Medical Anthropology 36, 2 (2017): 141-156. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1186672

Naisargi, Dave. "Something, Everything, Nothing; or, Cows, Dogs, and Maggots.” Social Text 130, no. 35 (2017): 37-57.

Owens, Emily A. "Consent." differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 30, 1 (2019): 148-156.

Phalkey, Jahnavi, and Tong Lam. “Science of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century.” BJHS Themes 1 (2016): 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1017/bjt.2016.12.

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi. Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.

Rabinow, Paul, and Anthony Stavrianakis. Inquiry after Modernism. Berkeley: Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Laboratory, 2019.

Samet, Robert. "The Subject of Wrongs: Crime, Populism, and Venezuela's Punitive Turn." Cultural Anthropology 34, no. 22 (2019): 272-298.

Tsing, Anna. “On Nonscalability: The Living World Is Not Amenable to Precision-Nested Scales.” Common Knowledge 18, no. 3 (2012): 505-524.

Vaughn, Sarah. "Disappearing Mangroves: The Epistemic Politics of Climate Adaptation in Guyana." Cultural Anthropology 32, no. 2 (2017): 242-268.

Vodolazkin, Eugene. Laurus. Trans. Lisa C. Hayden. London: Oneworld Publications, 2015.

Whitington, Jerome. “Fingerprint, Bellwether, Model Event: Climate Change as Speculative Anthropology.” Anthropological Theory 13, no. 4 (December 2013): 308–28. doi:10.1177/1463499613509992.

Whyte, Kyle P. “Indigenous science (fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral dystopias and fantasies of climate change crises.” Enviornment and Planning E: Nature and Space 1, 1-2 (2018): 224-242.

Yusoff, Kathryn. A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.


Ahmann, Chloe. “It’s exhausting to create an event out of nothing”: Slow Violence and the Manipulation of Time." Cultural Anthropology 33, no. 1 (2018): 142–171. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca33.1.06

Chu, Julie. (2014) "When infrastructures attack: The workings of disrepair in China" in American Ethnologist 41(2): 351-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/amet.12080

de la Bellacasa, María Puig. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More than Human Worlds

Guyer, Jane I. "Aftermaths and recuperations in anthropology." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7, no. 1 (2017): 81-103.

Hall, Elizabeth F., and Todd Sanders. 2014. "Accountability and the academy: producing knowledge about the human dimensions of climate change". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 21 (2): 438-461. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9655.12162

Harvey, Penny, Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita. Infrastructures and Social Complexity

Jackson, John et al. 2017. "Why do we read the classics?" HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7 (3): 1–7. https://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau7.3.002

Jackson, Michael. The Accidental Anthropologist: A Memoir

Jiménez, Alberto Corsín. 2017. "Auto-Construction Redux: The City as Method." Cultural Anthropology 32(3): 450–478.

Kahn, Jeffrey S. 2017. "Geographies of Discretion and the Jurisdictional Imagination." Polar: Political & Legal Anthropology Review 40, no. 1: 5-27.

Kim Fortun. “Ethnography in Late Industrialism,” Cultural Anthropology 27, no. 3 (August 2012): 446–64, https://culanth.org/articles/135-ethnography-in-late-industrialism

Liu, Xin. The Mirage of China: Anti-Humanism, Narcissism, and Corporeality of the Contemporary World. New York and London: Berghahn, 2009. (Chapter 2. The mentality of governance)

Mathur, Nayanika. Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India

Mattingly, Cheryl. Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life

Mitchell, Timothy. 2009. “Carbon Democracy.” Economy and Society 38 (3): 399–432. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085140903020598.

Povinelli, Elizabeth A. The Empire of Love

Roberts, Elizabeth F. S. "What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City." Cultural Anthropology 32, no. 4 (2017): 592–619. https://doi.org/10.14506/ca32.4.07

Sanabria, Emilia. “Hormonal Biopolitics: From Population Control to Self-Control” and “Sex Hormones: Making Drugs, Forging Efficacies” in Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil. Duke University Press 2016.

Sharpe, Christina. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

Simpson, Audra. "Consent’s Revenge." Cultural Anthropology 31, no. 3 (2016): 326–333.

Szeman, Imre and Dominic Boyer. Energy Humanities: An Anthology

Wilson, Elizabeth A. Gut Feminism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015, 226pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5970-8

Fall 2017

Anand, Nikhil. Hydraulic City. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Anderson, Benedict. A Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir. Verso Books, 2016.

Andrejevic, Mark. 2015. “The Droning of Experience.” Fibreculture Journal, no. 25. http://twentyfive.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-187-the-droning-of-experience.

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt, ed. Arts of living on a damaged plant: Ghosts and monsters of the Anthropocene. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Battaglia, D., Valentine, D., & Olson, V. (2015). Relational Spaces: An Earthly Installation. Cultural Anthropology, 30(2), 245-256.

Camus, Albert. Exile and the Kingdom. Translated by Carol Cosman. New York: Vintage Books, 2007.

Castells, Manuel, ed. 2017. Another Economy Is Possible: Culture and Economy in a Time of Crisis. Malden, MA: Polity.

Everett, Percival. 2013. Percival Everett by Virgil Russell: A Novel. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press.

Federici, Silvia. 2004. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. New York: Autonomedia.

Ford, Martin. 2015. Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. New York: Basic Books.

Gomez-Barris, Macarena. The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Ingold, T. (2017). Surface Visions. Theory, Culture & Society, 0(0), 1-10.

Kafer, Alison. 2013. Feminist, Queer, Crip. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Markson, David. 1988. Wittgenstein's Mistress. Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press.

Mathur, N. (2016). Paper tiger: law, bureaucracy and the developmental state in Himalayan India. Delhi: Cambridge University press.

Merry, Sally Engle. 2016. The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Murphy, Michelle. The Economization of Life. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017.

Navne, Laura E., Mette N. Svendson, and Tine M. Gammeltoft. 2017. “The Attachment Imperative: Parental Experiences of Relation-making in a Danish Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical Anthropology Quarterly" (early view online).

Nguyen, Mimi-Thi. 2012. The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and other Refugee Passages. Durham: Duke University Press.

Nystrom, E. C. (2016). Seeing underground: maps, models, and mining engineering in america. Place of publication not identified: Univ Of Nevada Press.

Povinelli, E. A. (2016). Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. Durham: Duke University Press.

Rajan, Kaushik Sunder. Pharmocracy: Value, politics & knowledge in global biomedicine. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.

Riles, Annelise. "Real Time: Unwinding Technocratic and Anthropological Knowledge." American Ethnologist 31, no. 3 (2004): 392-405.

Satsuka, Shiho. Nature in translation: Japanese tourism encounters the Canadian Rockies. Duke University Press, 2015.

Shi, Lihong. Choosing Daughters: Family Change in Rural China. Stanford University Press, 2017.

Sopranzetti, Claudio. Owners of the map: motorcycle taxi drivers, mobility, and politics in Bangkok. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017.

Terry, J. (2017). Attachments to war biomedical logics and violence in twenty-first-century America. Durham: Duke University Press.

Weston, Kath. Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech, Ecologically Damaged World. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Spring 2017

Adams, Vincanne, ed. 2015. Metrics: What Counts in Global Health. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Agamben, Georgio. 2016. The Use of Bodies, translated by Adam Kotsko. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Presss.

Alaimo, Stacy. 2017. Exposed: Environmental Politics & Pleasures in Post-Human Times. University of Minnesota Press.

Bray, Francesca. 1997. Technology and Gender: Fabrics of Power in Late Imperial China. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Claire, Eli. 2017. Brilliant Imperfection. Durham: Duke University Press.

Collins, John F. 2015. Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy. Duke University Press.

Coombe, Rosemary J. 1998. "Contingent articulations: a critical cultural studies of law." In Law in the Domains of Culture, A. Sarat and T. Kearns, eds., pp.21-64. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

cummings, e.e. 1953. i: six nonlectures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Diniz, Débora. 2016. Zika: do sertão nordestino a ameaça global. Civilização Brasileira.

Feldman, Ilana. 2017. "Humanitarian Care and the Ends of Life: The Politics of Aging and Dying in a Palestinian Refugee Camp." Cultural Anthropology 32(1): 42-67.

Ferguson, James. 2015. Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution. Durham: Duke University Press.

Govindrajan, Radhika. 2015. “The Goat That Died for Family”: Animal Sacrifice and Interspecies Kinship in India's Central Himalayas." American Ethnologist 42.3: 504-19.

Greenblatt, Stephen. 2004. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. W. W. Norton.

Grosz, Elizabeth. 2004. The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Günel, Gökçe. 2016. "What Is Carbon Dioxide? When Is Carbon Dioxide?" PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 39 (1): 33-45.

Hage, Ghassan. 2012. “Critical Anthropological Thought and the Radical Political Imaginary Today.” Critique of Anthropology 32 (3): 285–308.

Haynes, Nell. 2016. Social Media in Northern Chile: Posting the Extraordinarily Ordinary. London: University College London Press.

Jackson, Michael, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhirigupati Singh, eds. 2014. The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Jones, Owain. 2015. “‘Not Promising a Landfall ...’: An Autotopographical Account of Loss of Place, Memory and Landscape.” Environmental Humanities 6 (1): 1–27.

Kallis, Giorgos. 2017. In Defense of Degrowth: Opinions and Minifestos, edited by Aaron Vansintjan. Creative Commons.

Keller, Evelyn Fox. 1983. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman.

Knight, Daniel M. History. 2015. Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece. Palgrave Macmillan.

Kuzmanovic, Maja and Nik Gaffney. 2017. "Enacting Futures in Postnormal Times." Futures 86: 107–117.

Lee, Haiyan. 2006. Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900-1950. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Medina, Eden. 2011. Cybernetic Revolutionaries : Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mishtal, Joanna. 2015. The Politics of Morality: The Church, the State, and Reproductive Rights in Postsocialist Poland. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.

Mitchell, Timothy. 2002. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Moore, Lisa Jean and Adele Clark. 1995. "Clitoral Conventions and Transgressions: Graphic Representations in Anatomy Texts, c1900- 1991." Feminist Studies 21(2): 255-301.

Murphy, Michelle. 2015. "Unsettling Care: Troubling Transnational Itineraries of Care in Feminist Health Practices." Social Studies of Science 45(5): 717-737.

O’Reilly, Jessica. 2017. The Technocratic Arctic: An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Pérez, Gina M. 2015. Citizen, Student, Soldier: Latina/o Youth, JROTC, and the American Dream. New York: NYU Press.

Peters, John Durham. 2016. The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Phillips, David J. 2005. "From Privacy to Visibility: Context, Identity, and Power in Ubiquitous Computing Environments." Social Text 83, 23 (2): 95-108.

Pitts-Taylor, Victoria. 2016. Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism. New York: NYU Press.

Powers, Richard. 2010. Gain: A Novel. London: Macmillan.

Roosth, Sophia. 2017. Synthetic: How Life Got Made. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Rubenstein, Mary-Jane. 2008. Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe. New York: Columbia University Press.

Rutherford, Danilyn. 2016. "How Structuralism Matters." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (3): 61-77.

Sebald, W. G. 1998. The Rings of Staturn, translated by Michael Hulse. Harvill Press.

Singh, Bhrigupati, and Jane I. Guyer. 2016. "Introduction: A Joyful History of Anthropology." HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (2): 197-211.

Strathern, Marilyn. 1985. "Discovering 'Social Control.'" Journal of Law and Society 12(2): 111-34.

Strathern, Marilyn. 2016. Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Street, Alice. 2014. Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Hospital. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios. 2016. “Philanthropy or Solidarity? Ethical Dilemmas about Humanitarianism in Crisis-Afflicted Greece.” Social Anthropology 24 (2): 167–84.

West, Paige. 2005. "Translation, Value, and Space: Theorizing an Ethnographic and Engaged Environmental Anthropology." American Anthropologist 107 (4): 632-642.

Weston, Kath. 2017. Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecology Damaged World. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Williams, Jeffrey. 2006. “The Pedagogy of Debt.College Literature 33 (4): 155–69.

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.

Spring 2016

Agamben, Giorgio. 1993. The Coming Community. Translated by Michael Hardt. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press.

Ansell, Aaron. 2014. Zero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in Northeast Brazil. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.

Bashford, Alison. 2014. Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth. Columbia University Press.

Cadena, Marisol de la. 2015. Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds. Durham: Duke University Press.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2015. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Dardot, Pierre. 2016. “Común. Ensayo sobre la revolución en el siglo XXI - 9788497848800 - ATRIL - La Central - Barcelona - 2016.”

Das, Veena, and Clara Han, eds. 2016. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World.

Derrida, Jacques. 1992. “Force of Law: The ‘Mystical Foundation of Authority’. In Ed. Drucilla Cornell, Michael Rosenfield and David G. Carlson.” In Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, edited by Drucilla Cornell and Michel Rosenfeld and David Carlson. Routledge.

Despret, Vinciane. 2016. “Sheep Do Have Opinions.”

Elyachar, Julia. 2010. “Phatic Labor, Infrastructure, and the Question of Empowerment in Cairo.” American Ethnologist 37 (3): 452–64.

Farrell Krell, David. 2016. “Derrida and Our Animal Others.” Indiana University Press.

Gad, Christopher, Casper Bruun Jensen, and Brit Ross Winthereik. 2016. “Practical Ontology: Worlds in STS and Anthropology.”

Harrison, Faye V. 2003. “The Persistent Power of ‘Race’ in the Cultural and Political Economy of Racism.” Annual Review of Anthropology 24: 47–74.

Henderson, Mark. 2013. The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters.

Imanishi, Kinji, and Pamela J. Asquith. 2002. A Japanese View of Nature: The World of Living Things. Psychology Press.

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