Reading lists is a resource and output for coursework produced, among others, by students at the University of Exeter taking a final year module called ‘Geographies of Material Culture’.

The module was last taught in the Autumn term of 2017-18, so we thought we’d share its reading list. This was put together primarily in response to student ideas, and grew in some strange and unexpected ways.

You may find some gems in here. If you have suggestions to add, please submit them in a comment.

Non-academic readings

Abrams, F. (2002) How to make tea. The Guardian 25 June [read here]

Anon (nd) Circumstantial evidence. [read here]

Anon (2016a) What life is really like for Cambodian Garment Workers. Watch their films. Traid [read here]

Anon (2016b) re-skinning & re-writing the pet rock: protest pet & white guilt pet. 20 February [read here]

Anon (2017) The lives behind the label. New Internationalist [read & watch here]

Barlow, A. (2012) Tools of the trade. Primary Geography 79 (Autumn), 22-3 [available on ELE]

Bowstead, H. (2014) Developing global perspectives on sustainability with 30 September [read here]

C4AA (2017) Why Artistic Activism. New York: Centre for Artistic Activism [download here]

Campion, H. (2015) Behind the seams…the story of a £4 T-Shirt. Teaching geography Spring, 26-28 [available on ELE]

Chamberlain, G. (2016) The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys. The Guardian 4 December [read here]

Chang, H-J (2011) Anti-capitalist? Too simple. Occupy can be the catalyst for a radical rethink. The Guardian 15 November [read here]

Clark, T. (2012) The Mensch Fallacy. Another Angry Voice 25 April [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2014) The 16 best examples of shop-dropping… ever. 22 March [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2017) What to do if you find a cry for help in your Christmas presents this year. The Conversation 22 December [read here]

Cooke, R. (2009) Important artifacts and personal property from the collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including books, street fashion and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton. The observer, 29 November [read here]

Durham, M. (2002) Clothes line. The Guardian 25 February [read here]

Ferri, J. (2009) An interview with Leanne Shapton. Bookslut April [read here]

Howarth, D. (2015) Radioactive vases are made from toxic smartphone waste. Dezeen 28 April [read here]

ILO (1981) C155 – Occupational Safety and Health Convention. Geneva: International Labour Organisation (Article 16 is the most relevant) [read here]

Kelleher, W. (2014) Guest blog: gagged student reporter publishes story! 23 June [read here]

Lambert, J. (2015) Milkybar buttons & child slavery: primary children write to Nestle. 17 January [read here]

Marshall, S., Taylor, K. & Balaton-Chrimes, S. (2016) Case Study of the CAO’ s Approach to the PT Weda Nickel Mine: Complaint Barriers to Mediation in a Climate of Fear. Melbourne & Clayton: Corporate Accountability Research [read here]

Mbubi, B. (2017) Let’s Be Frank: The Impact of Dodd-Frank and International Legislation on Congolese Extractive Industry. Carnegie Council 11 October [read here]

Noble, R. (2014) Beautiful clothes, ugly reality: Cambodia’s women garment workers demand decent work and dignity from big brands. Action Aid 4 June [read here]

Parkin, J. (2013) ‘B’eau Pal Water. [read here]

Raaj, V., Prasad, S. & Pieper, A. (2016) Walk a mile in their shoes: Workers‘ Rights Violations in the Indian Leather and Footwear Industry. Bonn: Südwind e.V. [read here]

Regine (2017) Vegetable smuggling, grimy goods and other retail sabotages. An interview with Louise Ashcroft. We make money not art 23 August [read here]

Ruwanpura, K. (2016) Living Wages: The Achilles Heel of the Sri Lankan Garment Industry? [read here]

Schinto, J. (1997) Object lessons. New York Times  9 February [read here]

Shapton, L. (2009) Important artifacts and personal property from the collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including books, street fashion and Jewelry. London: Bloomsbury [download the beginning of the book here]

Urbina, I. (2007) Anarchists in the aisles? Stores provide a stage. New York Times 24 December [read here]

Wainright, O. (2014) Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas decorations. The Guardian 19 December [read here]

Woolf, S. (2017) Dear iPhone Girl. 11 February [read here]

Academic readings

Andreae, M., Hsu, J. & Norcliffe, G. (2013) Performing the trade show: The case of the Taipei International Cycle Show. Geoforum 49, 193-201 [read here]

Angus, T., Cook, I. & Evans, J. (2001) A Manifesto for Cyborg Pedagogy. International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education, 10(2), 195-201 [read here]

Appadurai, A. (1986) Introduction: commodities & the politics of value. in Appadurai, A. (ed) The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3-63 [read here]

Ashraf, H. (2017) Beyond Building Safety: An Ethnographic Account of Health and Well-Being on the Bangladesh Garment Shop Floor. in Prentice, R. & De Neve, G. (eds) Unmaking the Global Sweatshop: Health and Safety of the World’s Garment Workers. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 250-274 [read here]

Askins, K. (2009) ‘That’s just what I do’: placing emotion in academic activism. Emotion, space & society 2(1), 4-13 [read here]

Bakan, A. & Abu-Laban, Y. (2009) Palestinian resistance and international solidarity: the BDS campaign. Race and Class 51(1), 29-54 [download here]

Bakker, K. & Bridge, G. (2006) Material worlds? Resource geographies and the ‘matter of nature’. Progress in human geography 30(1), 5-27 [read here]

Bandi, S. (2016) ‘Sober encounters’: the neoliberal logics of human rights documentary and Indian feminist documentary filmmakers. Feminist Media Studies 16(2), 223-238 [read here]

Banet-Weiser, S. & Mukherjee, R. (2012) Introduction: commodity activism in neoliberal times. in their (ed) Commodity activism. New York: New York University Press, 1-21 [read here]

Barnett, C. (2011) Geography and ethics: justice unbound. Progress in human geography 35(2) 246–255 [read here]

Barnett, C., Cloke, P., Clark, N. & Malpass, A. (2005) Consuming ethics: articulating the subjects and spaces of ethical consumption. Antipode 37(1) 23–45 [download here]

Benediktsson, K. & Waage, E. (2015) Taskscapes at sea: trawler fishing and teh experience of fluid nature. Environment, Space, Place 7(2), 41-64 [read here]

Bennett, J. (2001) Commodity fetishism and commodity enchantment. in her The enchantment of modern life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 111-130 [download here]

Bennett, J. (2001) The wonder of minor experiences. The enchantment of modern life: attachments, crossings, ethics. Princeton: Princeton University press, 3-16 [read here]

Bennett, J. (2010) Vibrant matter: a political ecology of things. London: Duke University Press [read here]

Bestor, T. (2000) How sushi went global. Foreign Policy November/December, 54-63 [read here]

Behr, A., Negus, K. & Street, J. (2017) The sampling continuum: musical aesthetics and ethics in the age of digital production. Journal for Cultural Research, 21(3), 223-240 [read here]

Berg, L., Huijbens, E. & Larsen, H. (2016) Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university. The Canadian Geographer | Le Géographe canadien 60(2), 168–180 [read here]

Beuret, N. (2017) Counting carbon: calculative activism and slippery infrastructure. Antipode 49(5), 1164-1185 [read here]

Bissell, T. (2000) Unions against sweatshops. International Union Rights 7(4), 26-27 [read here]

Blackwell, M. (2004) The It-Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Animals and Objects in Circulation. History compass 1, 1-5 [read here]

Blackwell, M. (2007) The secret life of things: animals, objects, and it-narratives in eighteenth-century England. Lewisberg: Bucknell University Press [read here]

Bleakley,  A. (2004) ‘Your creativity or mine?’ a typology of creativities in higher education and the value of pluralistic research. Teaching in higher education 9(4), 463-475 [read here]

Böge, S. (1995) The well-travelled yoghurt pot: lessons for new freight transport policies and regional production. World Transport Policy & Practice 1(1), 7-11 [read here]

Bolay, M. (2014) When miners become “foreigners”: Competing categorizations within gold mining spaces in Guinea. Resources Policy 40, 117-127 [read here]

Boyd, A. (comp) (2012) Beautiful trouble: a toolbox for revolution. New York: O/R [read here]

Boyd, A. & Mitchell, D. (2012) The Beautiful Trouble Manifesto, in Boyd, A. (comp). Beautiful trouble: a toolbox for revolution. New York: O/R [read here]

Bozkurt, O. (2015) The punctuation of mundane jobs with extreme work: Christmas at the supermarket deli counter. Organization 22(4), 476-492 [read here]

Brassett, J. (2009) British irony, global justice: a pragmatic reading of Chris Brown, Banksy & Ricky Gervais.  Review of international studies 35, 219-245 [read here]

Bridge, G. (2015) The Hole World: scales and spaces of extraction. Scenario Fall [read here]

Brooks, A. & Simon, D. (2012) Unravelling the relationships between used-clothing imports and the decline of African clothing industries. Development & Change 43(6), 1265–1290 [read here]

Brown, G. & Pickerell, J. (2009) Space for emotion in the spaces of activism. Emotion, space & society 2, 24-35 [read here]

Bullert, B.J. (2000) Strategic Public Relations, Sweatshops and the Making of a Global Movement. Seattle: University of Washington Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy Working Paper Series [read here]

Burawoy, M. (1985) Introduction: bringing workers back in. & The labour process in capitalist society. in his The politics of production. London: Verso, 5-84 [available in library]

Buttle, M. (2007) ‘I’m not in it for the money’: Constructing and mediating ethical reconnections in UK social banking. Geoforum 38, 1076–1088 [read here]

Buttle, M. (2008) Diverse economies and the negotiations and practices of ethical finance: the case of Charity Bank. Environment and Planning A 40, 2097-2113 [read here]

Cameron, J. (2015) Can poverty be funny? The serious use of humour as a strategy of public engagement for global justice. Third World Quarterly 36(2), 274-290 [read here]

Castree, N. (2001) Commentary: commodity fetishism, geographical imaginations and imaginative geographies. Environment and Planning A 33(9), 1519–1525 [read here]

Chan, A. (2002) The culture of survival: lives of migrant workers through the prism of private letters. In Link, P., Madsen, R. & Pickowicz, P. (eds) Popular China: unofficial culture in a globalizing society. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 163-188 [download here]

Chan, J. (2013) A suicide survivor: the life of a Chinese worker. New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2), 84-99 [read here]

Chick, J., Bhol, M., Wood, D., Lyle, T., Woodford,O. & Owen, H. (2012) Louise Mensch on Occupy London-LSX (HIGNFY). [read here]

Chowdhury, R. (2017) Rana Plaza fieldwork and academic anxiety: some reflections. Journal of Management Studies 54(7), 1111-1117 [read here]

Christophers, B. (2011) Follow the thing: money. Society & space 29, 1068-1084 [read here]

Clarke, H., Thomson, B., Bartley, V., Ibbetson-Price, K., Christie-Miller, E. & Schofield, H. (2013) Blood, sweat & takeaways. ( last accessed 28 October 2017)

Clarke, A. (2014) Theories of material agency and practice: a guide to collecting urban material culture. Museum anthropology 37(1), 17–26 [read here]

Clarke, N. (2008) From ethical consumerism to political consumption. Geography compass 2(6), 1870-1884 [read here]

Cohen, L.H. (1997) The fetish. in her Glass, paper, beans: revelations on the nature & value of ordinary things. New York: Doubleday, 199-252 [8 copies in the library]

Cook, I. (1998) ‘You want to be careful you don’t end up like Ian. He’s all over the place’: autobiography in/of an expanded field (the director’s cut). Falmer: University of Sussex Working Papers in Geography, No.34 [read here]

Cook, I. (2000) ‘Nothing can ever be a case of us and them again’: exploring the politics of difference through border pedagogy & student journal writing. Journal of geography in higher education24(1), 13-27 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2000) Social sculpture & connective aesthetics: Shelly Sacks’ Exchange Values. Ecumeme 7(3), 337-343 [download here]

Cook et al, I. (2002) Commodities: the DNA of capitalism. (last accessed 28 September 2015) [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2006) Geographies of food: following. Progress in human geography 30(5), 655-666 [read here]

Cook, I. (2011a) Kino Eye. [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2011b) Those with justice. [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2014) ‘Afters’: 26 authors, a blog and a ‘workshop imagination geared to writing’. Cultural geographies 21(1), 135-140 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2014) Fabrication critique et web 2.0: les géographies matérielles de Géographie et cultures, 91-92, 23-48 [read in English here]

Cook et al, I. (2016) Where Heaven Meets Hell. [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2017) analysing relations between the making, reception and impact of commodity activism in a transmedia world. In Söderström O, Kloetzer L (Eds.) Innovations sociales: comment les sciences sociales transforment la société, Neuchátel, Switzerland: University of Neuchátel, 46-60 [read here]

Cook, I. & Crang, P. (1996a) The world on a plate: culinary culture, displacement & geographical knowledges. Journal of material culture 1(2), 131-153 [read here]

Cook, I. & Crang, P.  (1996b) Amos Gitai’s ‘Ananas’ : documentary filmmaking, commodity systems and new geographies of food. Paper presented at the IBG annual conference, Strathclyde University [available on ELE]

Cook, I., Crang, P. & Thorpe, M. (1998). Biographies and geographies: consumer understandings of the origins of foods. British Food Journal, 100(3), 162-167 [download here]

Cook, I.J., Evans, J., Griffiths, H., Morris, R., Wrathmell, S. (2007). ‘It’s more than just what it is’: defetishising commodities, expanding fields, mobilising change…. Geoforum, 38(6), 1113-1126 [read here]

Cook, I. & Harrison, M. (2003) Cross over food: re-materialising postcolonial geographies. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 28(3), 296-331 [read here]

Cook, I. & Harrison, M. (2007) Follow the thing: ‘West Indian hot pepper sauce’. Space and culture 10(1), 40-63 [read here]

Cook, I., Williams, A. & Motamedi, M. (2006) Stuff geography. Primary Geographer (Autumn), 38-39 [download here]

Cook, I. & Tolia-Kelly, D. (2010) Material geographies. in Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (eds) The Oxford handbook of material culture studies. Oxford: Blackwell, p.99-122 [read here]

Cook, I. & Woodyer, T. (2012) Lives of things. in Sheppard, E., Barnes, T. & Peck, P. (eds) The new companion to economic geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 226-241 [read here]

Cook, I. & Woodyer, T. (2012) Lives of things. in Sheppard, E., Barnes, T. & Peck, P. (eds)The Wiley Blackwell companion to economic geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 226-241 [read here].

Cook, I., Evans, J., Griffiths, H., Morris, R., Wrathmell, S. et al. (2007) ‘It’s more than just what it is’: defetishising commodities, expanding fields, mobilising change…  Geoforum 38(6), 1113-1126 [read here]

Corbridge, S. (1993) Marxisms, modernities, and moralities: development praxis and the claims of distant strangers. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 11, 449–472 [read here]

Crang, M. & Cook, I. (2007) Doing ethnographies. London: Sage [montage section, 177-202] [read here]

Crang, P. (2013) The geographies of material culture. in P. Cloke, P. Crang & M. Goodwin (eds) Introducing Human Geographies. (Second edition) London: Arnold, 276-291 [read here]

Cravey, A. (2004) Students and the anti-sweatshop movement. Antipode 36(2), 203-208 [read here]

Crewe, L. (2011) Life itemised: lists, loss, unexpected significance, and the enduring geographies of discard. Society & space 29, 27-46 [read here]

Cuff, B., Brown, S., Taylor, L. & Howat, D. (2016) Empathy: a review of the concept. Emotion review 8(2), 144-153 [read here]

Daniele, D. (2016) Looking for a new legitimacy: internal challenges within the Israeli Left. Global Discourse 6(3), 470-486 [read here]

Dant, T. (1996) Fetishism & the social value of objects. Sociological review 44(3), 495-516 [read here]

Darts, D. (2004) Visual culture jam: art, pedagogy and creative resistance. Studies in Art Education 45(4), 313–327 [read here]

da Silva, P. D. & Garcia, J. L. (2012) YouTubers as satirists: humour and remix in online video. Journal of Democracy 4(1), 89-114 [download here]

Daya, S. (2014) Beyond exploitation/empowerment: re-imagining Southern producers in commodity stories. Social & Cultural Geography 15(7), 812-833 [read here]

de Leeuw, S. & Hawkins, H. (2017) Critical geographies and geography’s creative re/turn: poetics and practices for new disciplinary spaces. Gender, Place & Culture 24(3), 303-324 [read here]

Demos, T.J. (2010) Another world, and another… notes on Uneven Geographies. in Demos, T.J. & Farquharson, A. (2010) Uneven geographies (exhibition catalogue). Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary, 11-19 [read here]

De Nevem, G. (2014) Fordism, flexible specialization and CSR: how Indian garment workers critique neoliberal labour regimes. Ethnography 15(2), 184–207 [read here]

Dey, P. & Mason, (2018) Overcoming constraints of collective imagination: an inquiry into activist entrepreneuring, disruptive truth-telling and the creation of ‘possible worlds’. Journal of Business Venturing 33(1), 84-99 [read here]

Ditty, S., Cook, I. & Hunter, L. (2015) How to be a fashion revolutionary., Ashbourne: Fashion Revolution [read here]

Dolan, C. (2010) Virtual moralities: The mainstreaming of Fairtrade in Kenyan tea fields. Geoforum 41, 33–43 [read here]

Dumit, J. (2014) Writing the implosion: teaching the world one thing at a time. Current anthropology 29(2),344–362 [read here]

Duncombe, S. (2016) Does it work?: The Æffect of activist art. Social Research 83(1), 115-134 [read here]

Duncombe, S. (2012) It stands on its head: Commodity fetishism, consumer activism, and the strategic use of fantasy. Culture & Organization 18(5), 359-375 [read here]

Edensor, T. (2012) Illuminated atmospheres: anticipating and reproducing the flow of affective experience in Blackpool. Society & space 30, 1103-1122 [read here]

Enigbokan, A. & Patchett, M. (2011) Speaking with specters: experimental geographies in practice. Cultural Geographies 19(4), 535-546 [read here]

Eisenstein, C. (2012) Sacred economics: money, gift, and society in the age of transition. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books [read here]

Ellsworth, E. (1989) Why doesn’t this feel empowering? Working through the repressive myths of critical pedagogy.  Harvard Education Review 59(3), 297-324 [read here]

Ellis, C. (1999) Heartful autoethnography. Qualitative health research 9(5), 669-683 [read here]

Eriksson, E., Andersen, H. &, Ledin, A. (2008) Substance flow analysis of parabens in Denmark complemented with a survey of presence and frequency in various commodities. Journal of Hazardous Materials 156(1-3), 240–259 [read here]

Evans, J., Cook, I. & Griffiths, H. (2007) Creativity, group pedagogy & social action: a departure from Gough. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40(2), 330-345 [read here]

Farbotko, C. & Head, L. (2013) Gifts, sustainable consumption and giving up green anxieties at Christmas. Geoforum 50, 88–96 [read here]

Fisher, T. (2004) What we touch, touches us: materials, affects and affordances.  Design issues 20(4), 20-31 [download from ELE]

Flanagan, M. (2009) Introduction to critical play. to her Critical play: radical game design. London: MIT Press, 1-15 [read here]

Foster, R. (2006) Tracking globalization: commodities and value in motion. Tilley, C., Keane, W., Kuchler, S., Rowlands, M. & Spyer, P. (eds) Handbook of material culture. London: Sage. 285-302 [download here]

Freidberg, S. (2004) The ethical complex of corporate food power. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 22(4), 513–531 [read here]

Freire, P. (2005) The banking concept of education. in Bartholomae, D. (ed) Ways of reading (7th ed). New York: St Martin’s Press, 255-267 [read here]

Fuller, M. (2008) Art methodologies in media ecology. in O’Sullivan, S. & Zepke, S. (eds) Deleuze, Guattari and the production of the new. London: Continuum, 45-57 [download here]

Gablik, S. (1002) Connective aesthetics. American art, winter, 2-7 [read here]

Gauntlett, D. (2011) Introduction. to his Making is connecting. Cambridge: Polity, 1-15 [read here]

Gibson-Graham, J-K (2008) Diverse economies: performative practices for ‘other worlds’. Progress in human geography 32(5), 613–632 [read here]

Gilber, E. (2011) Follow the thing: credit. Response to ‘Follow the thing: money’. Society & space 29, 1085-1088 [read here]

Gough, N. (2004) RhizomANTically Becoming-cyborg: performing posthuman pedagogies. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 36, 253–265 [read here]

Gregson, N., Crang, M., Ahamed, F., Akhter, N. & Ferdous, R. (2010) Following things of rubbish value: End-of-life ships, ‘chock-chocky’ furniture and the Bangladeshi middle class consumer. Geoforum 41, 846-854 [read here]

Gregson, N. & Crewe, L (2003) Second-Hand Cultures. Oxford: Berg [read here]

Grindon, G. & Flood, C. (2014) Disobedient objects. London: V&A [read here]

Gross, M. & Do, E. Y-L. (2009) Educating the new makers: cross-disciplinary creativity. Leonardo 42(3), 210-215 [read here]

Hancock, P. & Rehn, A. (2011) Organizing Christmas. Organization studies 18(6) 737–745 [read here]

Haraway, D. (1991) A cyborg manifesto: science, technology and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century. in her Simians, cyborgs and women: the reinvention of nature. New York: Routledge, 149-181 [read here].

Haraway, D. & Gane, M. (2006) When we have never been human, what is to be done? Interview with Donna Haraway. Theory, culture & society 23(7-8), 135-158 [read here]

Harold, C. (2004) Pranking rhetoric: “culture jamming” as media activism. Critical Studies in Media Communication 21(3), 189-211 [read here]

Harrison, Tony (1981) A Kumquat For John Keats. Newcastle: Bloodaxe [read here]

Hart, J. (2014) ‘I found this in a box of Halloween decorations.’ [read here]

Hartwick, E. (2000) Towards a geographical politics of consumption. Environment & planning A 32(7), 1177-92 [read here]

Harvey, D. (1990) Between space and time: reflections on the geographical imagination. Annals, Association of American Geographers 80(3), 418-434 [read here]

Harvey, D. (2010) Commodities and exchange. in his A companion to Marx’s Capital.  London: Verso, p.15-53 [download and carefully 38-47 here]

Haug, A. & Busch, J. (2016) Towards an ethical fashion framework. Fashion theory 20(3), 317-339 [read here]

Hauser, K. (2004) A garment in the dock: or how the FBI illuminated the prehistory of a pair of denim jeans. Journal of material culture  9(3), 293–313 [read here]

Hawkins, H., Sacks, S., Cook, I., Rawling, E., Griffiths, H., Swift, D., Evans, J., Rothnie, G., Wilson, J., Williams, A., Feenay, K., Gordon, L., Prescott, H., Murphy, C., Allen, D., Mitchell, T., Wheeldon, R., Roberts, M., Robinson, G., Flaxman, P., Fuller, D., Lovell, T. & Askins, K. (2013) Organic public geographies: ‘making the connection’. Antipode 43(3), 909-926 [read here]

Hayes-Conroy, J. & Hayes-Conroy, A. (2010) Visceral geographies: mattering, relating, and defying. Geography compass 4(9), p.1273–1283 [read here]

Heyman, R. (2001) Why advocacy isn’t enough: realising the radical possibilities of the classroom. International Research in Geographical & Environmental Education, 10(2), 174-8 [read here]

Heyman, R. (2004) Inventing geography: writing as a social justice pedagogy. Journal of Geography 103, 139-152 [read here]

Hinton, D., Shipley, A., Galvin, J., Harken, J. & Brunton, R. (2008) Chlamydiosis in workers at a duck farm and processing plant. Australian Veterinary Journal 70(5)

Hockenberry, M. (2018) Material Epistemologies of the (Mobile) Telephone.  Anthropological Quarterly 91(2), 485-524 [read here]

Holmes, J. & Meredith, M. (2002) Having a laugh at work: how humour contributes to workplace culture. Journal of Pragmatics 34, 1683–1710 [download here]

hooks, b. (1994) Teaching to transgress. London: Routledge [read here]

Horton, J. & Kraftl, P. (2013) Material things. in their Cultural geographies: an introduction. London: Routledge, 200-221 [read here]

Hughes, A. (2000) Retailers, knowledges and changing commodity networks: the case of the cut flower trade. Geoforum 31, 175-190 [read here]

Hughes, A. (2001) Global commodity networks, ethical trade and governmentality: organising business responsibility in the Kenyan flower industry. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 26390–406 [read here]

Hughes, A., Buttle, M. & Wrigley, N. (2007) Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives. Journal of Economic Geography 7, 491–513 [read here]

Hughes, A., McEwan, C. & Bek, D (2015) Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Production Networks: Insights from Flower Valley in South Africa. Environment & Planning A 47(2) 249-266 [read here]

Hulme, A. (2015) On the commodity trail. London: Bloomsbury [read here]

Hulme, A. (2016) Following the (unfollowable) thing: methodological considerations in the era of high globalisation. Cultural geographies (online early) 1-4 [read here]

Ingold, T. (2007) Materials against materiality. Archaeological dialogues 14 (1), p.1–16 [read here]

Ingold, T. (2010) The textility of making. Cambridge journal of electronics 34, 91-102 [read here]

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