I’ve written a short piece about the change of regime in Argentina, available on the Focaal Blog site. It’s called: ‘The happiness revolution’: Argentina and the end of postneoliberalism? The situation in Argentina is changing rapidly at the moment, and it’s not always easy to find out what is going on from a distance.… Read More Article on FocaalBlog about the elections in Argentina
My article ‘Of Autocracy and Democracy, Or Discipline and Anarchy: When Organizational Structure Meets Political Ideology in Argentine Public Sector Trade Unions’ has been published in the November 2015 issue of PoLAR. It’s available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/plar.12111/full for those with access. Open access version link will follow as soon as I have it. Here’s the abstract: This… Read More Discipline and Anarchy: PoLAR article available
I am running a Doctoral Seminar at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, on ‘Etnografías de la ciudadanía urbana: Valores, prácticas y tecnologías del yo’. Classes begin this week and run until 4 November. Students registered for that seminar can find the reading list and some of the reading materials here (password protected).
My article “This Is Not a Parade, It’s a Protest March”: Intertextuality, Citation, and Political Action on the Streets of Bolivia and Argentina, to be published in the next issue of American Anthropologist, is available on Early View at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aman.12227/abstract . This is for those with the relevant subscriptions. The Open Access version can be found here.
I co-convened a really excellent panel at this year’s American Anthropological Association meeting, on trade unions in different contexts. It went very well indeed, and we are talking about how we might take it forward. We welcome any comments, collaborations, etc. Here is the panel description, and list of papers: Labor, Law, and Cultures of… Read More AAA panel on Labour, Law and Cultures of Mobilization
I worked with Anne Alexander, at CRASSH, on a conference in Cambridge held in July 2014. The conference explored the role of workers organisations in periods of mass mobilisation associated with – in particular – the ‘turn to the left’ in Latin America, the Arab Revolutions, and the anti-austerity mobilisations in Europe. We have pulled together a… Read More ‘Bread, Freedom and Social Justice’: Organised Workers and Mass Mobilizations in the Arab World, Europe and Latin America. Conference July 2014.
British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2015). The project is titled ‘Citizenship, economic justice and workplace organisation’. The research has two threads. First, a monograph that explores collective citizenship in Argentina, and that draws on fieldwork conducted with activists from two unions of state employees. I will examine ways that activists construct themselves and their organization, the values and… Read More ‘Citizenship, economic justice and workplace organisation’
A reader I edited has just come out, published by Wiley-Blackwell. The cover is really striking, as you can see. The publisher’s webpage is here. If you’d like to buy it, you can get a 20% discount from wiley.com by using the code ANT13 (valid until march 31, 2014). And here is the table of contents:… Read More Reader in the Anthropology of Citizenship
The special issue of Critique of Anthropology, titled ‘Citizenship, the self, and political agency’ is now published, and available online here This came from a conference I organised with Monique Nuijten at CRASSH in Cambridge, of the same title. It’s good to finally see it in print, and I think that the articles are all… Read More Citizenship, the self, and political agency
These images of state employees were produced by ATE for a calendar to celebrate their 85th Anniversary ATE in particular is very proud of the range of state employees that they represent. It has several implications: first just the fact of ATE needing to bring together a very broad-based class alliance, and to get a… Read More Images of state employees – slideshow