An Archaeology of Structural Violence

“Brilliantly underscores how the manifestations of modern alienation and social inequality must be at the center of any truly anthropological analysis in the twenty-first century. This fantastic volume makes us comprehend the immense complexities of violent modernity and will compel us to critically interrogate our past, our present, and our future.”—Daniel O. Sayers, author of A … Continue reading An Archaeology of Structural Violence

Labor Politics in Latin America

“Deals in a systematic way with a very important topic, the world of work in Latin America and prospects for reform there. Scholars, citizens, and activists should pay heed.”—José A. Alemán, author of Labor Relations in New Democracies: East Asia, Latin America, and Europe   “Brings up to date our understanding of the nature of work … Continue reading Labor Politics in Latin America

Reconsidering Southern Labor History

"This collection impresses with its chronological sweep, diverse subject matter, and fresh perspectives on southern labor history. It not only affirms the relevance of the southern working-class experience but also enhances our understanding of the broader contours of labor and working-class history."—Robert Bussel, author of Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class … Continue reading Reconsidering Southern Labor History

Modes of Production and Archaeology

“For more than a century, scholars have critiqued, misinterpreted, and bickered about Marx's concept of mode of production. Modes of Production and Archaeology cuts through the dense and thorny intellectual thicket that grew up from these debates. The book presents an easily understood discussion of Marx's concepts and demonstrates how archaeologists can analyze modes of … Continue reading Modes of Production and Archaeology

The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World

The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937–1955 by Lindsey R. Swindall Left-leaning African Americans united in the American South in the late 1930s to fight back against racism and the oppression of workers in America and around the world. The cloud of suspicion and repression of the McCarthy … Continue reading The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World