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Department of Anthropology
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Medford, MA 02155
(On leave, Spring 2018)
Scholarship & Research
Books and Edited Issues
Forthcoming. Porkopolis: Standardized Life, American Animality, and the "Factory" Farm. Duke University Press.
Forthcoming. How Nature Works, co-edited with Sarah Besky. SAR Press, Advanced Seminar Series.
2018. "The Naturalization of Work," co-edited with Sarah Besky. Theorizing the Contemporary series, Cultural Anthropology website.
Articles, Chapters, and Commentaries
Forthcoming. "Introduction: The Fragility of Work," co-authored with Sarah Besky. How Nature Works. Edited by Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette. SAR Press, Advanced Seminar Series.
Forthcoming. "Making Monotony: Bedsores and Other Signs of an Overworked Hog." How Nature Works. Edited by Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette. SAR Press, Advanced Seminar Series.
2019. "Infinite Proliferation, or the Making of the Modern Runt." Life by Algorithms: How Roboprocesses are Remaking our World. Edited by Hugh Gusterson and Catherine Besteman. University of Chicago Press.
2019. "Living Waste and the Labor of Toxic Health on American Factory Farms." Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Vol 33(1).
2018. Come to Terms: Nothing New. Journal for the Anthropology of North America (JANA). 21(2).
2018. "Industrial Meat Production." Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol 47: 185-199.
2018. "How to Act Industrial Around Industrial Pigs." Living With Animals: Bonds Across Species. Edited by Natalie Porter and Ilana Gershon. Cornell University Press, 130-141.
2018. "Blood Mares and the Work of Naturalization." Theorizing the Contemporary: The Naturalization of Work, Cultural Anthropology website. July 26, 2018.
2015. "Porcine Worlds: An Interview with Alex Blanchette." Dialogues, Cultural Anthropology website. November 17.
2015. "Herding Species: Biosecurity, Posthuman Labor, and the American Industrial Pig." Cultural Anthropology. Vol 30(4): 640-669.
In Preparation. "Making Agribusiness Palatable: Pet Food, Hog Viscera, and the Trade in Industrial Sense Impressions." Thresholds of Eating. Edited by Heather Paxson.
In Preparation. "Animality Americana: Cull Markets, Logistics, and Industrial as Heritage" Journal article.
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