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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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.


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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…


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‘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…


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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,…


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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….


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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…


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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 …


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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