Vocation and political activism: sacrifice, stigma, love, utopia? published now in Social Anthropology/ Anthropologie Sociale This article is now out, and available here. An open access version should be available here. It’s part of a special section on utopian confluences and generative politics, edited by Ruy Llera Blanes and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen – ToC here.… Read More Article out: Vocation and political activism
Here’s a blog post I wrote about Ronald Munck’s new book, Social Movements in Latin America: Mapping the Mosaic, for the Progress in Political Economy blog run by Adam Morton at the University of Sydney.
With support from CRASSH and the Max-Cam centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change, in April 2021, I will run a conference on Politics and Ethics of Platform Labour: Learning from Lived Experiences. I’ll post the call for papers soon. This conference seeks to explore the politics and ethics of this way of organising labour… Read More Platform labour conference
Together with Professor Sarah Radcliffe, I am co-convening a seminar series at CRASSH, on Subaltern and Decolonial Citizenships. So far, we’ve had talks by Engin Isin, Andrew Canessa and Sofia Ugarte. See the network site for more information. Citizenship is currently an arena for vibrant and contentious debate across disciplines and domains. Theoretically, much work… Read More CRASSH Research network on Subaltern and Decolonial Citizenships
I have a chapter in the book ‘Worldwide Mobilizations: Class Struggles and Urban Commoning’, recently published by Berghahn Press. My piece is called ‘Spontaneity, antagonism and the moral politics of outrage. Urban protest in Argentina since 2001.’ I write about different kinds of street protest in Buenos Aires – organised actions by trade unions, and supposedly… Read More Worldwide Mobilizations
A ‘kinship anthropology of politics’? Interest, the collective self, and kinship in Argentine unions, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute The article from my Malinowski lecture (2016) has now been published by JRAI – it’s available on Early View and here. This should be a ‘read-only’ version if your institution does not have a subscription to… Read More Article out: A Kinship Anthropology of Politics?
My book The Social Life of Politics. Ethics, Kinship and Union Activism is now out, published by Stanford University Press. It’s the culmination of my research over the last 8 years or so into Argentine trade unionism. Here’s the blurb: A central motor of Argentine historical and political development since the early twentieth century, unions… Read More The Social Life of Politics. Book out
April 21-22, Cambridge Labour Politics in an Age of Precarity is a workshop organised with CRASSH. This is going to be brilliant, we have some excellent papers and are going to discuss different forms of labour politics across the world. The programme, with abstracts, can be found here. Registration is open; and there will be… Read More Conference: Labour Politics in an Age of Precarity
Where are the Unions? is the book that resulted from the Bread and Freedom conference that Anne Alexander and I co-organised a few years ago. It has now been published by Zed books. I am enormously proud of this collection; it is genuinely interdisciplinary, combines an activist perspective with academic rigour and addresses a really… Read More Where are the Unions? Book out
A transcript of the 2015 GDAT debate is now available on Critique of Anthropology’s OnlineFirst site. We debated the motion ‘Attention to Infrastructure offers a welcome reconfiguration of anthropological approaches to the political’. Laura Bear and AbdouMaliq Simone proposed the motion, Laura Rival and I opposed. Penny Harvey has written an introduction, and Soumhya Venkatesan… Read More GDAT 2015 available online