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The reserve army of labour – (latent)

john hutnyk , June 17th, 2022

Well, this is a new blip on the slow process of getting people paid recognition for work. There are a few other things like this – eg the…


On Hazzard and White

john hutnyk , June 6th, 2022

Two little intro to the author books that I think are absolute gems – and they will get inside your ear to tell you more about the world…


Translation Citation

john hutnyk , May 7th, 2022

It makes some sense to check the most often quoted, beloved bits, and expand them a little to see what that author might also have been saying Sometimes…


The first Indian text on Marx and other fab things

john hutnyk , May 5th, 2022

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Book Review: Joanne Limburg’s Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism by Cinzia Greco

Cinzia Greco , April 25th, 2022

Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism Joanne Limburg Atlantic Books, 2021. 262 pages. Although feminist and gender perspectives have been employed to analyse a number…


Another Kind of Concrete

john hutnyk , April 5th, 2022

Another Kind of Concrete by Koushik Banerjea Started reading: I’ve been editing other people’s writing for a living for years, but the best writer with whom I’ve had…


Book Review: Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age by Barbara Pieta

Barbara Pieta , March 2nd, 2022

Preventing Dementia? Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age Edited by Annette Leibing and Silke Schicktanz Berghahn Books, 2020. 268 pages In their recently…


Another Kind of Concrete – Koushik Banerjea

john hutnyk , March 1st, 2022

being ill is my excuse for catching up with novels, but I interrupt the stream of hackery to give a progress report on this as its the best…


Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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Cleaver: concluding thoughts

john hutnyk , January 8th, 2022

Cleaver leaves with a final bit about education in his conclusion that also seems sensible (if still US-o-centric) : ‘We have many potential allies among our schoolmates or…


Soapbox: on slips and trips.

john hutnyk , December 6th, 2021

In the business of selling cultures for quids, and other random translations Once upon a long ago, there was a time when I was more rebelliously young, and…


Pantomime Terror and Global South Asia on Screen

john hutnyk , December 3rd, 2021

Cheap paperback stocking stuffers… – though I wonder if 1 left in stock contradicts that whole value-scarcity thing. Pretty sure there is more than one.


Two Robinsons, one more to come…

john hutnyk , November 26th, 2021

Robinsonades: pertaining to allegories from the East India Company in Ceylon and other islands, from Marxism to Post-structuralism, and in which, dear reader, a 300-year-old adventure book may…


‘The Inaugural John Berger Memorial Lecture’ – by Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, Uni of Melbourne

john hutnyk , November 17th, 2021

18 November 7pm Melbourne (3pm Ho Chi Minh City) Live streaming link: https://www.facebook.com/events/759576902107439/ or https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1RDxlgjRmLgJL Nikos Papaster…


Understated, not overlooked by Anthony Stavrianakis

Anthony Stavrianakis , November 16th, 2021

A Simpler Life: Synthetic Biological Experiments Talia Dan-Cohen Cornell University Press, 2021. 174 pages. First, take a self-consciously self-aggrandizing area of bioengineering,…


Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies

john hutnyk , November 11th, 2021

a book from 2004 – people didn’t get the title that much, but Derrida, Bataille (the best bit is on Bataille – reclaimed for the left). From books4you….


Introduction to Book Forum on Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War by Andrew Brandel

Andrew Brandel , September 29th, 2021

Clara Han’s Seeing Like a Child: Inheriting the Korean War (Fordham University Press, 2021) describes war’s dispersal into everyday life, intimacy and the domestic. Departing from genres of…


Book Forum: Reflections on Dána-Ain Davis’s Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth by Sameena Mulla

Sameena Mulla , September 15th, 2021

Dána-Ain Davis’s Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (NYU Press, 2019) is a vividly written ethnography highlighting how medical racism shapes birth outcomes for Black …


Anthony Stavrianakis’s Leaving: A Narrative of Assisted Suicide by Ari Gandsman

Ari Gandsman , August 4th, 2021

Leaving: A Narrative of Assisted Suicide Anthony Stavrianakis University of California Press, 2000. 248 pages. Everyone discovers an academic doppelgänger at some point. We invest ti…


Book Forum: Therapeutic Politics of Care in Asia by Nicholas Bartlett

Nicholas Bartlett , July 19th, 2021

The six review essays in this collection emerge from a joint launch of five books and one dissertation/ book-in-progress and a panel at the recent annual meeting of…


Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich’s Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health by Delaney Glass

Delaney Glass , July 16th, 2021

Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 288 pages. Background Dr. Alexandra Br…


Pacific Anthropology Book Series on JSTOR Books

Rex , July 6th, 2021

JSTOR books is an incredible resource. However, finding your way around can be a bit tricky. Here is a guide to book series which feature Pacific anthropology which…

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Abou Farman’s On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience by Purbasha Mazumdar

Purbasha Mazumdar , April 16th, 2021

On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience Abou Farman University of Minnesota Press, 2020. 360 pages.  Max More, a trained philosopher and the present Ambassador and…


Class – and critique – in Bad Marxism, poking fun.

john hutnyk , March 18th, 2021

I was looking something up and stumbled upon a quote of me that I did not recognise – that class ‘does not make much sense’. I am pretty…