Required Readings

Theoretical Frameworks

Blim, Michael 2000 “Capitalisms in Late Modernity.” Annual Review of Anthropology 29: 25-38.

Comaroff, J. and J. Comaroff 2000 “Millennial Capitalism: First Thoughts on a Second Coming.” Public Culture 12(2): 291-343.

Marx, Karl Capital, Vol. 1 Part 1 (chpts 1-3). Commodities and Money.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph 2001 “The Anthropology of the State in the Age of Globalization.” Current Anthropology 42(1):125-138.

Tsing, A. 2000 “The global situation.” Cultural Anthropology 15(3): 327-360.

Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives

Mintz, S. – selected readings from Sweetness and Power.

Spacetime Research collective Las Vegas 2009 in Human Geography, by the SpaceTime Research Collective.

Wolf, E. 1982 Chapter 10 and 11 from Europe and the People Without History. Roseberry, W. 1994 “Anthropology, History and modes of production.” In Anthropologies and Histories: Essays in Culture, History, and Political Economy.

Post-colonialism, Indigenous Struggles and Capitalism

Hanson, R. 2001 “An Experiment in (toxic) Indian Capitalism? The Skull Valley Goshutes, New Capitalism and Nuclear Waste.” PoLAR 24(2): 25-38.

Rata, E. 2003 “Late Capitalism and Ethnic Revivalism, ‘A New Middle Age’?” Anthropological Theory 3(1): 46-64.

Turner, Terence “Neoliberal Ecopolitics and Indigenous Peoples: The Kayapo, “The Rainforest Harvest,” and The Body Shop.” Yale F&S Bulletin 98.

Bioscience and Biological Life

Dodier, Nicolas 2005 “Transnational medicine in public arenas: AIDS treatments in the South.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 29:285-307.

Franklin, Sarah 2006 “Embryonic Economies: The double reproductive value of stem cells.” Biosocieties 1: 71-90.

Scheper-Hughes, N. 2003 “Rotten Trade: Millennial Capitalism, Human Values and Global Justice in Organs Trafficking.” Journal of Human Rights 2(2): 197- 226.

Morris, Rosalind 2008 “Rush/Panic/Rush: Speculations on the Value of Life and Death in South Africa’s Age of AIDS.” Public Culture 20(2): 199.

Sex, Gender, Globalization

Ong, Aihwa 1988 “The Production of Possession: Spirits and the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia.” American Ethnologist 15(1): 28-42.

Sawyer, Susan. 2002 “Bobbitizing Texaco: Dis-membering Corporate Capital and Re- membering the Nation in Ecuador.” Cultural Anthropology 17(2): 150-180.

Wright, Melissa W. 2004 “From Protests to Politics: Sex Work, Women’s Worth, and Ciudad Juarez Modernity.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94(2): 369- 386.

The Anthropology of Oil

Bond, David! 2011 The Science of Catastrophe: Making Sense of the BP Oil Spill. Anthropology Now 3(1): 36-46.

Dyer, Christopher L., Duane A. Gill and J Steven Picou. 1992 Social Disruption and the Valdez Oil Spill: Alaskan Natives in a Natural Resource Community. Sociological Spectrum 12(2): 105-126.

Ferguson, James 2005 Seeing Like an Oil Company: Space, Security, and Global Capital in Neoliberal Africa. American Anthropologist 107(3): 377-382.

Palinkas, L., M. Downs, J. Petterson, and J. Russell 1993 Social, Cultural and Psychological Impacts of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Human Organization 52(1): 1-13.

Urquhart, Ian 2010 Between the Sands and a Hard Place? Aboriginal Peoples and the Oil Sands. Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Working Paper: Energy Series.

Watts, Michael 2008 Soft machine: Notes on Oil Addiction. Human Geography 1(2): 33-41.

Watts, Michael 2004 Resource Curse?: Governmentality, Oil and Power in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Geopolitics 9(1): 50-80.

Recommended Articles

Helmreich, Stefan 2008 Species of Biocapital. Science as Culture 17(4): 463-478.

Morris, Rosalind 2004 “Images of untranslatability in the US war on terror.” Interventions 6(3): 401-423.


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