We finished reading Henri Lefebvre’s Critique of Everyday Life Volume II today and the time has come to pick what we want to read over the summer. We’d ideally like to read something over end of June and July and then something else over August and possibly September. There was some discussion on reading something more empirical and maybe by a non-WM scholar, based on which some proposals are:
More Theoretical (but, by non-WM scholars)
- A Postcapitalist Politics by J.K. Gibson-Graham
- Theory from the South: Or, How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa by Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff (A review of the same in Cultural Anthropology)
- Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development by Jennifer Robinson (A review of the same)
Empirical (but some WM Scholars)
- The Illegal City by Ayona Datta
- Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection by Anna L. Tsing
- Hard Times in the Marvelous City by Bryan McCann
Feel free to add your nominations for reading for this summer to this list. Also, please vote on what you would like to read in the comments section.
We might also consider reading Clastres, as he has some parts in the first book that shifted how I see things. He is also a major influence on D&G, as well as Graeber, so he would bring together some past threads. He is, however, a scholar of the WM persuasion.