Interested in our Fellows’ work? Read their writing.

Framing the Global just wrapped up its conference, which brought the Framing the Global Fellows and other scholars together to discuss, and debate, various approaches to exploring the global in research.

Also part of the Framing the Global project is a series of books which will explain more fully the project’s approach to global studies, as well as explore the Fellows’ various entry points. (Our fellows have been discussing their entry points in the bi-weekly Q&A’s at the blog.)

The first book, Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research, is slated for release next year.

While it may be a few years before all the Fellows’ books are out, many of them have published other books or journal articles that may be of interest.

Below is a list of just some of their publications.


Manuela Ciotti published Retro-modern India: Forging the Low-caste Self in 2010. The book “argues that subaltern classes shape their own ideas about modernity by taking and rejecting from models of other classes within the same national context.”

Fellow Deborah Cohen explores the experience of migrant workers from Mexico in Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico. These men were hired as temporary laborers to work in the U.S. agricultural industry.

Issues around migration are at the heart of Deirdre McKay’s book Global Filipinos: Migrants’ Lives in the Virtual Village. Published with Indiana University Press, the book “interrogates current approaches to globalization, multi-sited research, subjectivity, and the village itself.”

Lessie Jo Frazier takes a sweeping historical look at memory and violence in Salt in the Sand: Memory, Violence and the Nation-State in Chile, 1890 to the Present. The book was called “A highly original contribution to memory studies, gender studies, and Chilean history” by Peter Winn.

In 2007 Zsuzsa Gille published From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History: The Politics of Waste in Socialist and Postsocialist Hungary, also with Indiana University Press. At the center of the book is the struggle between a chemical company and the small rural village where it dumped toxic waste.

In the Shadow of Marriage: Gender and Justice in an African Community takes as its geographic focus Botswana. In this feminist critique of law and anthropology, Anne Griffiths explains “how women’s access to law is determined by social relations over which they have little control.”

Agricultural indigo is the focus of Prakash Kumar’s history Indigo Plantations and Science in Colonial India. In the book, Kumar “shows how the colonial indigo on the Indian subcontinent in the nineteenth century was linked with prior Indian peasant traditions, the plantation system in the Caribbean, and with other parallel systems of indigo culture in India.”

In Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada Michael Mascarenhas “brings together theories and concepts from four disciplines — sociology, anthropology, Aboriginal studies, and environmental studies — to build critical insights into the race relational aspects of neoliberal reform in Canada.”

Coming out in April 2014, Sean Metzger’s Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race will examine how “articles of clothing and modes of adornment as a window on how American views of China have changed in the past 150 years.”

Music is at the heart of Alex Perullo’s Live from Dar es Salaam: Popular Music and Tanzania’s Music Economy. Another Indiana University Press publication, the book “explores the world of the bands, music distributors, managers, and clubs that attest to the lively and creative music industry in Dar es Salaam.”

Journal Articles

Tim Bartley: “Transnational Private Regulation in Practice: The Limits of Forest and Labor Standards Certification in Indonesia.” Business & Politics (September 2010).

Stephanie DeBoer: “Co-Producing Cross-border Action: Technologies of Contact, Masculinity and the Asia-Pacific Border.” Culture, Theory & Critique (April 2011).

Faranak  Miraftab: “Emergent Transnational Spaces: Meat, Sweat and Global (re)Production in the Heartland.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (November 2012).

Katerina Teaiwa: “Recovering Ocean Island.” Life Writing (March 2011).

Other Writing

Rachel Harvey: “Avoiding the Next Financial Pile-Up: The Values of Loyalty, Honor, and Duty to Market.” Huffington Post (July 2012).

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