Will Rollason and Eric Hirsch eds., "Compliance: Cultures and Networks of Accommodation" (Berghahn Books, 2023)


Compliance, namely everyday accommodations, is a practice allowing us to work and live with others. Exploring compliance from an anthropological perspective, Will Rollason and Eric Hirsch's edited volume Compliance: Cultures and Networks of Accommodation (Berghahn Books, 2023) offers a varied and international selection of chapters covering taxation, corporate governance, medicine, development, carbon offsetting, irregular migration and the building trade. Compliance emerges as more than the opposite of resistance: instead, it appears as a valuable heuristic approach for understanding collective life, as a means by which actors strive to accommodate themselves to others. This perspective transcends conventional distinctions between power and resistance, and offers to open up new avenues of anthropological enquiry.

Will Rollason is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University London. His research to date has focused on Papua New Guinea and Rwanda. He is the author of We are playing football: Sport and postcolonial subjectivity, Panapompom, Papua New Guinea (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), and the editor of numerous volumes.

Yadong Li is a PhD student in anthropology at Tulane University. His research interests lie at the intersection of the anthropology of state, the anthropology of time, hope studies, and post-structuralist philosophy. More details about his scholarship and research interests can be found here.

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Yadong Li is a PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology at the Tulane University of Louisiana. He is interested in the anthropology of time, hope studies, and post-structuralist philosophy. Please feel free to contact him by email: yli88@tulane.edu / lydooooong@gmail.com.
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