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
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
My article ‘Notions of Work, Patrimony, and Production in the Life of the Colón Opera House’ was published in the July 2016 issue of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. It’s available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/plar.12111/full for those with access. Open access version is here. Here’s the abstract: This article discusses a conflict that took place among the… Read More JLACA article available
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