Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Private Oceans

This month’s “everybody must read” book is Private Oceans. The Enclosure and Marketisation of the Seas by Fiona McCormack. What does neoliberalization of oceans mean? What implications does it have on fishing communities and endangered fish species? How does the privatization of ecosystem services work? And what long term effects does it have? Through fieldwork conducted …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Against Charity

This month’s “everybody must read” book is Against Charity by Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark. The book is both a critique of institutional charity as based on the unequal relationship between giver and receiver and a defense of kindness, understood as a call for equality and fraternity. Raventos, a Spanish economist, and Wark, an Australian/Spanish human rights activist, …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist – Contrarian Anthropology

Every month Public Anthropologist will suggest a new or recent book that we believe “everybody must read”. We start the “Suggested by Public Anthropologist” series with Laura Nader’s Contrarian Anthropology. The Unwritten Rules of Academia, which is a call to reinvigorate anthropology’s principal attitude: crossing boundaries.  As Nader puts it in the introduction of this …