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Publications in the Frontlines-project


Books, peer reviewed articles, chapters (per author, alphabetic)

Bodirsky, Katharina. 2018.  The commons, property, and ownership:
Suggestions for further discussion. Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, no. 81: 121-130. 

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2018 ‘Rumours as Moral Action: Contesting the local state through housing in China’ in Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 38 (2) 188-203

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2018 ‘From Ancestral Tablets to Patriotic Portraits: Remembering Kinship in Rural Chinese Homes’ in Felicitas Hentschke and James Williams (eds) To Be at Home: House, Work and Self in the Modern World Berlin: DeGruyter, 204-209.

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2018 (in press) Book review of ‘Andrew Kipnis 2016 From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat, Berkeley: University of California Press’ in JRAI (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute)

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2017 ‘Caring Claims and the Relational Self across Time: Grandmothers Overcoming Reproductive Crises in Rural China.’ In JRAI (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute) Vol. 23 (2): 356-375. 

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2017 ‘The Materiality of the Uncanny: Preserving the Ruins of Revolution in Rural Chinese Homes’ In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 37 (3) 446-455.

Bruckermann, Charlotte. 2017 ‘Longevity, Labor, and Care between Kin and State in China.” In Global Europe - Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective 114: 2-23.

Campbell, Stephen. 2017. “State illegibility in the containment of labour unrest on the Thai Myanmar border,”Critique of Anthropology 37(3): 317 – 332.

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. Border capitalism, disrupted: Precarity and struggle at a Southeast Asian industrial zone, Cornell University Press.

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. Special issue guest editor (with Dennis Arnold), “Capitalist Trajectories in Mekong Southeast Asia,” European Journal of East Asian Studies 17(2)

Campbell, Stephen. “Reading Myanmar’s Inland Fisheries: Postcolonial Literature as Theoretical Lens,” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. In press

Campbell, Stephen. “Labour formalization as selective hegemony in reform-era Myanmar,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology. In press.

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. “Capitalist Trajectories in Mekong Southeast Asia," co-authored with Dennis Arnold, European Journal of East Asian Studies 17(2): 181 – 191.

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. “Migrant waste collectors in Thailand’s informal economy: Mapping class relations,”European Journal of East Asian Studies 17(2): 263 – 288.

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. “Anthropology and the social factory,” Dialectical Anthropology 42: 227 – 239.

Cowan, Thomas. 2018. Subaltern counter-urbanism: Work, dispossession and emplacement in Gurgaon, India. Geoforum92, pp.152-160.

Cowan, Thomas. 2018. The urban village, agrarian transformation, and rentier capitalism in Gurgaon, India. Antipode50 (5)

Kalb, Don. 2017 “Afterword: After the commons – commoning!”, Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, no. 79: 67-73

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Why I will not make it as a ‘moral anthropologist”. In: Bruce Kapferer and Marian Gold (eds.), Moral Anthropology: A Critique. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books (Critical Interventions).

Kalb, Don; Mao Mollona (eds.). 2018. Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban Commoning. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Kalb, Don; Mao Mollona.2018. “Introductory Thoughts on Anthropology and Urban Insurrection”. In: Don Kalb and Mao Mollona (eds), “Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban Commoning”. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books (Dislocations).

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Deep Play: Finance, Demos and Ethnos in the New Old Europe”. In: Bruce Kapferer (ed.) The Margins of the State, London: Sean Kingston Publishing

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Anthropology and the Discipline of Historical Context”. In: Theodoros Rakopoulos, The global life of austerity: Comparing beyond Europe. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books (Critical Interventions).

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Upscaling Illiberalism: Class, Contradiction, and the Rise and Rise of the Populist Right in Post-Socialist Central Europe”. In: Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Fudan J. Hum. Soc. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40647-018-0221-3 )

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Trotsky over Mauss: Anthropological Theory and the October 1917 Commemoration”. In: Dialectical Anthropology, vol.42: 327-343

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Dispossession”. International Encyclopedia of AnthropologyBeyond Text Hilary Callan, Ed. New York: Wiley Blackwell. 

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Political Economy”. International Encyclopedia of AnthropologyBeyond Text Hilary Callan, Ed. New York: Wiley Blackwell. 

Kalb, Don. 2018. “Capitalism”. International Encyclopedia of AnthropologyBeyond Text Hilary Callan, Ed. New York: Wiley Blackwell. 

Kasmir, Sharryn; and Lesley Gill. 2018. “No Smooth Surfaces: An Anthropology of Unevenness and Combination.” co-author Lesley Gill, Current Anthropology, 59(4):355-377. 

Kasmir, Sharryn. 2018. “Precarity,” Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 2018. 

Kasmir, Sharryn. 2018. “Industrial Workers”. International Encyclopedia of AnthropologyBeyond Text Hilary Callan, Ed. New York: Wiley Blackwell. 

Chandana Mathur; Sharryn Kasmir. 2018. “On the Heterogeneity of the U.S. Working Class,” Introduction to Special Issue: “The U.S. Working Class.” Dialectical Anthropology, 2018, 42(2): 101-104.

Massimiliano Mollona; Don Kalb. 2018. “Notes for a Contemporary Urban Class Analysis”. In: Don Kalb and Mao Mollona (eds), “Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban Commoning”. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books (Dislocations).

Neveling, Patrick. 2017. ‘Capital over labor: Health and safety in export processing zones garment production since 1947’, in De Neve, G. & R. Prentice (eds.) After Rana Plaza: Rethinking the health and safety of global garment workers. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 123-46.

Neveling, Patrick. 2017. ‘The global spread of export processing zones and the 1970s as a decade of consolidation’, in Andersen, K., Müller, S. & R. Richter (eds.). Changes in social regulation – State, economy, and social protagonists since the 1970s, Oxford: Berghahn, 23-40.

Neveling, Patrick. 2017. ‘The political economy machinery. Reconsidering the anthropology of development’, Dialectical Anthropology, 41(2), 163-83.

Neveling, Patrick. 2017. ‘Proper property or antifascist anthropology? The Trojan Horse of possession-based economies and modes of production as its Achilles’ heel’, Anthropological Theory, 17(2), 239-54.

Neveling, Patrick. 2018. ‘Genealogies of a miracle: A historical anthropology of the Mauritian export processing zone’, in Ramtohul, R. & T.H. Eriksen (eds.) The Mauritian paradox: Fifty years of development, diversity and democracy, Mauritius, University of Mauritius Press, 107-122.

Neveling, Patrick; Luisa Steur (eds). 2018. “Capitalism and Global Anthropology: Marxism Resurgent”. Special issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, no. 82

Tilley, L., Kumar, A. and Cowan, T., 2017. Introduction: Enclosures and discontents: Primitive accumulation and resistance under globalised capital. City, 21 (3-4). 


Blog Contributions

Kalb, Don (editor). 2017. “Anthropologists on the EU at 60”. 31 March, 2017. http://www.focaalblog.com/features/anthropologists-on-the-eu-at-60/

Kalb, Don. 2017. “The EU at 60: the Treaty of Rome is a smoke screen.” FocaalBlog, 31 March. www.focaalblog.com/2017/03/31/don-kalb-the-eu-at-60-the-treaty-of-rome-i....

Kalb, Don. 2018. "Hau Not: For David Graeber and the Anthropological Precariate". FocaalBlog, 26 June 2018. http://www.focaalblog.com/2018/06/26/don-kalb-hau-not-for-david-graeber-and-the-anthropological-precariate/

Mateescu, Oana. “The Romanian family referendum: Or, how I became a sexo-Marxist.” FocaalBlog, 23 October. www.focaalblog.com/2018/10/23/oana-mateescu-the-romanian-family-referendum-or-how-i-became-a-sexo-marxist.

Neveling, Patrick. “HAU and the latest stages of capitalism”, FocaalBlog, 22 June 2018, http://www.focaalblog.com/2018/06/22/patrick-neveling-hau-and-the-latest-stage-of-capitalism/.

Neveling, Patrick (editor, with T. Salverda). Feature: How capitalists think, FocaalBlog. 26 Marc 2018, http://www.focaalblog.com/features/how-capitalists-think/.

Neveling, Patrick; T. Salverda. “How capitalists think – about belonging, moralities, global entanglements, and historical social processes, for example”. FocaalBlog, 26 Mar 2018, http://www.focaalblog.com/2018/03/26/patrick-neveling-and-tijo-salverda-how-capitalists-think-about-belonging-moralities-global-entanglements-and-historical-social-processes-for-example/.