BOOKS RECEIVED: Mohan J. Dutta, “Neoliberal Health Organizing: Communication, Meaning, and Politics” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Mohan J Dutta closely interrogates the communicative forms and practices that have been central to the establishment of neoliberal governance. In particular, he examines cultural discourses of health in relationship to the market and the health implications of these cultural… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Laurence Douny, “Living in a Landscape of Scarcity: Materiality and Cosmology in West Africa” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
In her close ethnography of a Dogon village of Mali, Laurence Douny shows how a microcosmology develops from people’s embodied daily and ritual practice in a landscape of scarcity. Viewed through the lens of containment practice, she describes how they… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Denny and Sunderland, eds., “Handbook of Anthropology in Business” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. The first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Leslie A. White, “Modern Capitalist Culture,” Abridged ed., (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This lost classic by Leslie A. White represents twenty-five years of his scholarship on the anthropology of modern capitalism. Drawing out his now classic formulations of social organization, cultural evolution, and the relationship between technology, ecology, and culture, this major… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Timothy Rowlands, “Video Game Worlds: Working at Play in the Culture of EverQuest” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
As massively multiplayer online (MMO) games grow in scope and popularity, what are the characteristics of their emerging gaming culture? How is this culture shaped by the decisions made by game designers and the collective interpretations of a game’s player… Read More
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