Recent Publications

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2018 Publications Digest



Coleman, Leo. 2017. A Moral Technology: Electrification as Political Ritual in New Delhi. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

McKim, Allison. 2017. Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Rodriguez, Naomi Glenn-Levin. 2017. Fragile Families: Foster Care, Immigration, and Citizenship. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Book Chapters

Dasgupta, Simanti. 2017. Contagious Contestations: Sex work, Medicine, and Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Sonagachhi. In Subjects, Citizens and Law: Colonial and Independent India, edited by G. Cedelrof and S. Das Gupta, 60-77. New York: Routledge.

Henne, Kathryn. 2017. “Multi-sited Fieldwork in Regulatory Studies.” Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications, edited by P. Drahos. Canberra: ANU Press, 97–114.

Werth, Robert. In press. “Breaking the Rules the Right Way: Resisting Parole Logics and Asserting Autonomy in the USA. In Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life after Prison, edited by R. Armstrong and I. Durnescu. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, and Kristian Hoelscher. 2017. “The Reframing of the War on Drugs as a ‘Humanitarian Crisis’: Costs, Benefits and Consequences. Latin American Perspectives.



Coutin, Susan Bibler. 2016. Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of ViolenceDurham: Duke University Press.

Hosein, Gabrielle and Jane Parpart, eds. 2016. Negotiating Gender, Policy and Politics in the Caribbean: Feminist Strategies, Masculinist Resistance and Transformational Possibilities. New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield.

Hosein, Gabrielle and Lisa Outar, eds. 2016. Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kesselring, Rita. 2016. Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Kim, Jaeeun. 2016. Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Merry, Sally E. 2016. The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Starecheski, Amy. 2016. Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Book Chapters

Berard, Tim. 2016. “Hate Crimes, Labels, and Accounts: Pragmatic Reflections on U.S. Hate Crime Law.” In Law at Work, edited by Baudouin Dupret, Michael Lynch, and Tim Berard. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Doll, Agnieszka. 2016. “Lawyering for the ‘Mad’: Social Organization and Legal Representation for Involuntary-Admission Cases in Poland.” In Psychiatry Interrogated: An Institutional Ethnography Anthology, edited by B. Burstow, 183-202. Toronto: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora. 2016. “Law in the militarization of cyber space: framing a critical research agenda.” In Conflict in Cyber Space: Theoretical, strategic and legal perspectives, edited by K. Friis and J. Ringsmose. New York: Routledge.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora. 2016. “Stronger, Faster, Better: Three Logics of Humanitarian Futureproofing.” In Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation, edited by K. Koddenbrock, C. Unrau, and V. Heins. New York: Routledge.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora. 2016. “How accountability technologies shape international protection: results-based management and rights-based approaches revisited.” In UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability: Technology, law and results-based management, edited by K. Sandvik and K. Jakobsen. New York: Routledge.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora. 2016. “The Political and Moral Economies of Dual Technology Transfers: Arming Police Drones.” In Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems, Legal and Social Implications for Security and Surveillance, edited by A. Zavrsnik. New York: Springer.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen. 2016. “Introduction: The Quest for an Accountability Cure.” In UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability: Technology, law and results-based management, edited by K. Sandvik and K. Jakobsen. New York: Routledge.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, and Kjersti Lohne. 2016. “Drones for Good: Conceptualizing the Role of Drones in Global Governance.” In China International Strategy Review, edited by Z. Li. Long River Press.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, and Julieta Lemaitre. 2016. “Structural Remedies and the One-million Pesos: On the Limits of Court-Ordered Social Change for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia.” In The Public Law of Gender: From the Local to the Global, edited by. K. Rubenstein and K. Young. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Bertenthal, Alyse. 2016.“Speaking of Justice: Encounters in a Legal Self‐Help Clinic.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 39(2): 261-75.

Bertenthal, Alyse. 2016.“The ‘Right Paper’: Developing Legal Literacy in a Legal Self‐Help Clinic.” Law & Social Inquiry.

Bigenho, Michelle and Henry Stobart. 2016.  “The Devil in Nationalism: Indigenous Heritage and the Challenges of Decolonization.” International Journal of Cultural Property. 23(2):141-166.

Cabatingan, Lee. 2016.“Time and Transcendence: Narrating Higher Authority at the Caribbean Court of Justice.” Law & Society Review 50(3): 674-702.

Chiarello, Elizabeth. 2016.Nonprescription syringe sales: Resistant pharmacists’ attitudes and practices. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 166: 45-50.

Clark, Joshua, and Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, eds. 2016.“Virtual Edition: Human Rights.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Doll, Agnieszka, and Ania Zbyszewska. 2016. “Book Review: Reza Banakar’s Normativity in Legal Sociology: Methodological Reflections on Law and Regulation in Late Modernity.” Retfærd 3: 75-8.

Gascón, Luis Daniel and Aaron Roussell. 2016. “An Exercise in Failure: Punishing ‘At-Risk’ Youth and Families in a South Los Angeles Boot Camp Program.” Race and Justice.

Gershon, Ilana. 2016. ‘I’m Not a Businessman, I’m a Business Man’: Typing the Neoliberal Self into a Branded Existence. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(3): 223-46.

Henne, Kathryn. 2016.“Defending Doping: Performances and Trials of an Anti-Doping Program.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues 40(3): 175–196.

Juston, Romain. 2016.“Comment une tache de sang devient-elle une preuve? Ingrédients et recettes des preuves médico-légales. Droit et Société 2(93): 395-416. 

Latorre, Sergio. 2015. “The making of land ownership: land titling in rural Colombia- a reply to Hernando de Soto.” Third World Quarterly 36(8): 1546-1569.

Offit, Anna. 2016. “Peer Review: Navigating Uncertainty in the United States Jury System.” U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 6: 169-206.

Offit, Anna. 2016. “Review Essay: Giving Life to the Death Penalty.Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, and Eric Cezne. 2016. Drones como Veículos para a Ação Humanitária: Perspectivas, Oportunidades e Desafios. Conjuntura Austral 7(33-34): 45-60.

Statz, Michele. 2016. “Between Children and Transnational Economic Actors: The Discounted ‘Belongings’ of Young Chinese Migrants.” PoLAR: Political and Anthropology Review 39(S1): 4-18.

Statz, Michele. 2016. “Chinese Difference and Deservingness: The Paper Lives of Young Migrants.” American Behavioral Scientist 60: 1629-48.

Werth, Robert. 2016. Individualizing Risk: Moral Judgment, Professional Knowledge and Affect in Parole Evaluations. British Journal of Criminology. (Online version published February, 2016; print version forthcoming.)

Young, Kathryne M. 2016. Criminal Behavior and Local Resistance: The Sociolegal Significance of the Hawaiian Cockfight. California Law Review 104(5): 1159-1206.


Playing with Categories

One of our CRN members has offered categories to organize his recent publications. In the interest of experimenting with form, and potentially provoking a discussion within the CRN about how we situate our interventions, we have retained his categories here.

Legal and Political Anthropology Theory

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “Is Economics in Violation of International Law?: Remaking Economics as a Social Science.” Catalyst:  A Social Justice Forum.

Lempert, David. 2016. “Predicting Political Systems Using Economic, Environmental and Relational Variables.” Social Evolution and History 15(2).

Lempert, David. 2016. “The Myth of Social Progress, Revisited.” Human Figurations: Long Term Perspectives 5(1).

Part of Legal Treatise on International Development and Rights Protections

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “A Screening Indicator for Holding International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) to Standards of Professionalism and Accountability.” Journal of Social Research and Policy.

Lempert, David, and Hue Nhu Nguyen. 2017 (forthcoming). “Accounting for Threats to Sustainable Development: An Indicator for Holding NGOs and International Organizations Accountable to Creating the Context for Sustainable Development.” Consilience.

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “Testing the Global Community’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Against Professional Standards and International Law.” Consilience.

Lempert, David. 2016. “The Logic of Imperial Economics: Distinguishing Development Agencies from Colonial Bureaus Exercising Soft Power.” Journal of Globalization Studies 7(1).

Lempert, David. 2016. “An Accountability Indicator for Gender Equality Projects of NGOs and International Organizations.” Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth 2(2): 32-49.

Lempert, David 2016. “A Decentralization in Governance Project Screening Indicator for NGOs and International Organizations.” Transcience: Journal of Global Studies 7(1): 1-35.

Heritage Protection Approaches

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “A New Approach to Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia:  Why it is so Difficult to Protect Cultures and Build Bridges in this Region.” Asian Journal of Tourism Research 3.

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “A Sustainable (Culture Protecting) Tourism Indicator for Government Supported Cultural and Environmental Heritage Tourism Initiatives.” Asian Journal of Tourism Research 2.

Book Reviews

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “The Anthropology of Peace,” review of Doug Fry’s, “War, Peace and Human Nature.” Peace Studies Journal.

Lempert, David. 2017 (forthcoming). “The President’s Mother the Anthropologist and the Anthropologist’s Son: Anthropological Issues and U.S. President Barack (Hussein) Obama (Soebarka) (Soetoro): A Review Essay Using Wayne Madsen “The Manufacturing of a President.” Anthropology in Action.

Comments for the Profession

Lempert, David. 2016. “A Constructive (and Protective) Response for Our Discipline to the 2016 Elections.” American Anthropological Association Blog, December 21.

National Publications

Lempert, David. 2016. “New Discoveries on the History of That Luang.” Vientiane Times, November 14, p. 19.