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
Now available: In this episode of Camthropod, I discuss two sounds of different kinds of street mobilisation in Argentina: the bombos, or drums, which are associated with organised social forces, and the cacerolazo, or pots and pans demo, associated with the ‘middle classes’. She relates these different political soundscapes to the politics of the ‘Pink… Read More Podcast: Sounds of Protest
The podcast of the lecture is available here . Malinowski Memorial Lecture: Politics beyond ‘interest’. Ethics, kinship and the collective self in Argentine labour unions Dr Sian Lazar, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016 at 6.00pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE, WC2A 2AE In Crime and Custom in Savage… Read More Malinowski lecture (podcast available)
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