Reading lists

followthethings.com 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’.

Each year, a list of non-academic and academic readings is put together for the module in response to students’ interests, detective work, and the questions they post on the module’s blog.

Each year it’s different and takes space in strange and unexpected ways.

Each year, when the module is over, we share the list here. This is the 2018-19 version.

We hope you find some gems in here. If you have suggestions, let us know in the comments.

Non-academic readings

Anon (2014) Westfield mass arrests the result of ‘police obsession with intelligence-gathering about political protest’. NetPol 29 December [read here]

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

Bui, Q. & Wee, S-L (2018) How China took over your TV. New York Times 18 November [read here]

Buckby, T. (2013) Shirt. tonibuckby.com [read here]

Busby, E. (2018) Less than half of student tuition fees income spent on teaching, report suggests. The independent 22 November [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]

Childs, G. (2017) Step away from the weapon. followtheblog.org 10 February [read here]

Chua, J.M. (2015) “Fair Trade” Clothing Labels Expose Truth About Sweatshops. Ecouterre 30 March [read here]

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

Cole, T. (2012) The White-Savior Industrial Complex. The Atlantic 21 March [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2013a) What if Easter bunnies knew the truth about chocolate?  followtheblog.org 17 March [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2013b) Defining the ‘living wage’ bananas* want farmers to be paid. followtheblog.org 20 January [read here]

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

Cook et al, I. (2014b) Where presents come from: Santa knows! followtheblog.org 23 December [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]

Corbin, S. & Read. M. (2012) Guerrilla Projection. in Boyd, A. (comp) Beautiful trouble: a toolbox for revolution. New York: O/R [read here]

Denney. S. (2012) Craftivist Collective: Threads of Change. Huck  26 April [read here]

Ditty, S. (2018) Fashion Transparency Index: 2018 edition. Ashbourne: Fashion Revolution [read here]

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

Goodley, S. (2017) Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay. The Guardian 28 March [read here]

Kelly, J. (2018) The SOS in my Halloween decorations. BBC News 29 October [read here]

Greenhouse, A. (2012) Passionate attachment: how people are using stickers for activism. The Electronic Intifada 27 September [read here]

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

Lawrence, L. (2009) Mirror. followthethings.com [read here]

Lebsack, L. (2019) The makeup industry’s darkest secret is hiding in your makeup bag. Refinery 29 6 May [read here]

Moss, G. (2015) Why Do Some Farts Smell Like Eggs? 5 Different Types of Flatulence, Decoded For Your Reading Pleasure. Bustle 27 January [read here]

RachKuo (2014) </3 Less than Three and Up Srei: Art and the Cambodian Worker Struggle. Actipedia 30 January [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? fashionrevolution.org [read here]

Temperton, J. (2018) The gig economy is being fuelled by exploitation, not innovation. Wired 8 February [read here]

Vincent, J. (2018) This beautiful map shows everything that powers an Amazon Echo, from data mines to lakes of lithium. The Verge 9 September [read here]

Warren, R. (2018) You buy a purse at Walmart. There’s a note inside from a “Chinese prisoner.” Now what? Vox 10 October [read here]

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

Wright, E. O. (2018) How to be an anticapitalist now. Jacobin magazine 12 February [read here]

Academic readings

Alamo, S. (2016) Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea. in her Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 111-141 [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]

Aronson, B. (2017) The White Savior Industrial Complex: A Cultural Studies Analysis of a Teacher Educator, Savior Film, and Future Teachers. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 6(3), 36-54 [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]

Bailey, P. (1996) Breaking the sound barrier: a historian listens to noise. Body & society 2(2), 49-66 [read here]

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

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

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

Barrientos, S. (2016) Beyond Fair Trade. in Squicciarini, M. & Swinnen, J. (eds) The economics of chocolate. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 213-227[read here or here]

Beckles, H. (2007) ‘Slavery was a long, long time ago’: remembrance, reconciliation and the reparations discourse in the Caribbean. Ariel: a review of international english literature 38(1), 9-25 [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]

Benson, P. (2018) Tobacco Capitalism, an Afterword: Open Letters and Open Wounds in Anthropology. Journal for the Anthropology of North America 21(1), 21–34 [read here]

Benton-Greig, P., Gamage, D. & Gavey, N. (2018) Doing and denying sexism: online responses to a New Zealand feminist campaign against sexist advertising. Feminist Media Studies 18(3), 349-365 [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]

Berlan, A. (2008) Making or marketing a difference? An anthropological examination of fair trade cocoa from Ghana. Research in Economic Anthropology 28, 171–194 [read here]

Bernaerts, L., Caracciolo, M., Herman, L. & Vervaeck, B. (2014) The storied lives of non-human narrators. Narrative 22(1), 6893 [read here]

Bezanson, R. & Finkelman, A. (2009) Trespassory art. University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 43(2), 245-322 [download here]

Blackwell, M. (2004) The It-Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Animals and Objects in Circulation. Literature Compass 1(4), 1-5 [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]

Bonanno, M. (2012) Barbie Liberation Organisation. in Boyd, A. (comp) Beautiful trouble: a toolbox for revolution. New York: O/R [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]

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

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]

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 [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]

Carr, C. (2017) Maintenance and repair beyond the perimeter of the plant: linking industrial labour and the home. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42(4), 642-654 [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]

Chapman, A. & Linderoth, J. (2015) Exploring the limits of play: a case study of Nazism in games. in Mortensen, T., Linderoth, J. & Brown, A. (eds) The dark side of game play: controversial issues in playful environments. London: Routledge, 137-153 [read here]

Childs, J. (2014) A new means of governing artisanal and small-scale mining? Fairtrade gold and development in Tanzania. Resources policy 40, 128–136 [read here]

Christophers, B. (2011) Follow the thing: money. Environment & planning D: society & space. 29(6), 1068-1084 [read here]

Clare, H. (2006) Made in Cambodia. Undergraduate Geography dissertation, University of Birmingham [read here]

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]

Clarke, N., Barnett, C., Cloke, P. & Malpass, A. (2007) Globalising the consumer: Doing politics in an ethical register. Political Geography  26, 231- 249 [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. (2000) ‘Nothing Can Ever Be the Case of ”Us” and ”Them” Again’: Exploring the politics of difference through border pedagogy and student journal writing. Journal of geography in higher education 24(1), 13-27 [read here]

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

Cook et al, I. (2004) Follow the thing: papaya. Antipode36(4), 642-664 [read here]

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

Cook et al, I. (2016) Les géographies du numérique: on en veut encore! | More digital geographies, please. Justice Spatiale | Spatial Justice10 [read here]

Cook et al, I. (2017) followthethings.com: 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. (2011) iPhone 3G – already with pictures! (aka ‘iPhone Girl’). followthethings.com [read here]

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

Coombes, G. (2012) Park(ing) day. Contexts 11(3), 64-65 [read here]

Corbett, S. & Housley, S. (2011) The Craftivist Collective Guide to Craftivism. Utopian Studies 22(2), 344-351 [read here]

Cova, B. & D’Antone, S. (2016) Brand Iconicity vs. Anti-Consumption Well-Being Concerns: The Nutella Palm Oil Conflict. Journal of consumer affairs  Spring, 166–192 [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]

Crewe, L. (2008) Ugly beautiful?: Counting the cost of the global fashion Industry. Geography 93(1), 25-33 [read here]

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

Crewe, L. (2017) The geographies of fashion: consumption, space, and value. London: Bloomsbury [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]

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

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

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

DeLaure, M. & Fink, M. (eds) (2017) Culture jamming: activism and the art of cultural resistance. New York: New York University Press [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 Neve, G. (2014) Fordism, flexible specialization and CSR: How Indian garment workers critique neoliberal labour regimes. Ethnography 15(2), 184–207 [read here]

Dittmer, J. (2005) Captain America’s Empire: Reflections on Identity, Popular Culture, and Post-9/11 Geopolitics. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95(3), 626–643 [read here]

Ditty, S. (2015) It’s time for a fashion revolution: white paper. Ashbourne: Fashion Revolution [read here]

Ditty, S., Cook, I., Hunter, L., Futerra & Blanchard, T. (2018) How to be a fashion revolutionary (2nd. ed). Ashbourne: Fashion Revolution [read here]

Dobson, J. (2017) From ‘me towns’ to ‘we towns’: activist citizenship in UK town centres. Citizenship Studies 21(8), 1015-1033 [read here]

Dolez, P. & Bennadi, H. (2018) Toxicity testing of textiles. in Dolez, P., Vermeersch, O. & Izquierdo, V. (eds) Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textiles. Duxford: Woodhead, 151-188 [read here]

Douglas, K. (2006) Witnessing on the Web: Asylum Seekers and LetterWriting Projects on Australian Activist Websites. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 21(1), 44-57 [read here]

Drobnick, J. (2018) Smell, Terrorism and Performance. Performance Research, 23(4-5), 355-361 [read here]

Dubrule, N. (1985) Pineapple. Framework 0(26),16-24 [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]

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

Emmerson, P. (2016) Doing comic geographies. Cultural geographies  23(4), 721-725 [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]

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

Fletcher, K. (2012) Durability, Fashion, Sustainability: The Processes and Practices of Use.  Fashion Practice 4(2), 221-238 [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 [download from ELE]

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]

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

Giddings, S. & Harvey, A. (2018) Introduction to Special Issue Ludic Economies: Ludic Economics 101. Games & culture 13(7), 647-651 [read here]

Gilbert, E. (2011) Follow the Thing: Credit. Response to “Follow the Thing: Money”. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space  29, 1085-1088 [read here]

Gold, S. & Heikkurinen, P. (2018) Transparency fallacy: Unintended consequences of  stakeholder claims on responsibility in supply chains. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 31(1), 318-337 [read here]

Goodman, M. (2004) Reading fair trade: political ecological imaginary and the moral economy of fair trade foods. Political Geography 23, 891–915 [read here]

Goodman, M. & Littler, J. (2013) Celebrity Ecologies: Introduction. Celebrity Studies 4(3), 269-275 [read here]

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

Grant, R. (2015) findyourdoppelganger. followthethings.com [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. & Crang, M. (2017) Illicit economies: customary illegality, moral economies and circulation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42, 206219 [read here]

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

Grosser, K. & Moon, J. (2017) CSR and Feminist Organization Studies: Towards an Integrated Theorization for the Analysis of Gender Issues. Journal of business ethics (online early)[read here]

Guglielmo, J. (2010) Transnational Feminism’s Radical Past: Lessons from Italian Immigrant Women Anarchists in Industrializing America.  Journal of Women’s History 22(1), 10-33 [read here]

Guglielmo, J. (2013) Sweatshop Feminism: Italian Women’s Political Culture In New York City’s Needle Trades, 1890–1919. in Bender, D. & Greenwald, R. (eds) Sweatshop USA. New York, Routledge, 184-200 [read most of it here or look at the ‘Held at’ list here and if you have a friend at one of those unis ask them to send you a pdf copy]

Hackney, F. (2015) Quiet activism and the new amateur. Design and culture  5(2), 169-193 [read here]

Hall, S. (1991) Old and new identities, old and new ethnicities. in Anthony King (ed) Culture, Globalisation and the World System. London: Macmillan, 41-68 [read here]

Hansson, N & Jacobsson, K. (2014) Learning to Be Affected: Subjectivity, Sense, and Sensibility in Animal Rights Activism. Society & Animals 22(3), 262-288 [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]

Hart, J. (2014) ‘I found this in a box of Halloween decorations’.   followthethings.com [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, 15-53 [download and carefully read 38-47 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]

Hobson, J. (2017) Celebrity Feminism: More than a Gateway. Signs 42(4), 999-1007 [read here]

Hirscher, A.  (2013) Fashion Activism Evaluation and Application of Fashion Activism Strategies to Ease Transition Towards Sustainable Consumption Behaviour. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 17(1), 23-38 [download from ELE]

Hobbs, W. & Roberts, M. (2018) How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information. American political science review 112(3), 621–636 [read here]

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]

Hudson, I. & Hudson, M. (2003) Removing the veil? Commodity fetishism, fair trade, and the environment. Organization & Environment 16(4), 413-430 [read here]

Hughes, A., Morrison, E. & Ruwanpura, K. (2018) Public sector procurement and ethical trade: Governance and social responsibility in some hidden global supply chains. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (online early) [read here]

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

Hulme, A. (2017) Following the (unfollowable) thing: methodological considerations in the era of high globalisation. Cultural geographies 24(1), 157–160 [read here]

Kabir, H., Maple, M. & Fatema, S. (2018) Vulnerabilities of Women Workers in the Readymade Garment Sector of Bangladesh: A Case Study of Rana Plaza. Journal of International Women’s Studies 19(6), 224-235 [read here]

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

Islam, S. (2018) Bangladeshi politicians, the people and whataboutism. Crossings 9, 45-50 [read here]

Iwabuchi, K. (2002) “Soft” nationalism and narcissism: Japanese popular culture goes global. Asian Studies Review 26(4), 447-469 [read here]

Jaffee, D. & Howard, P. (2010) Corporate cooptation of organic and fair trade standards. Agriculture and human values 27, 387–399 [read here]

Jeffries, L. (2011) The Revolution Will Be Soooo Cute: YouTube “Hauls” and the Voice of Young Female Consumers. Studies in Popular Culture 33(2), 59-75 [read here]

Jenkins, H. (2014) Fan activism as participatory politics: The case of the Harry Potter Alliance. in Ratto, M. & Boler, M. (eds) DIY citizenship, critical making and social media. London: MIT Press, 65-73 [read here]

Jones, A. & Boivin, N. (2010) The malice of inanimate objects: material agency. In Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (eds) The Oxford handbook of material culture studies.London: Sage, 333-351 [read here]

Jones, L., Heley, J. & Woods, M. (2018) Unravelling the Global Wool Assemblage: Researching Place and Production Networks in the Global Countryside. Sociologia Ruralis  (online early), 1-22 [read here]

Kameya, V. (1996) The Lesbian Avengers fight back. Canadian Women’s Studies 16(2), 99-101 [read here]

Kangun, N., Carlson, L. & Grove, S. (1991) Environmental Advertising Claims: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 10(2), 47-58 [read here]

Kannuri, NK & Jadhav, S. (2018) Generating toxic landscapes: impact on well-being of cotton farmers in Telangana, India. Anthropology & Medicine 25(2), 121-140 [read here]

Kasser, T. & Sheldon, K. (2002) What makes for a merry Christmas? Journal of happiness studies 3, 313-329 [read here]

Kelleher, W. & Cook, I. (2014a) The letter in the Saks Fifth Avenue shopping bag. followthethings.com [read here]

Kelleher, W. & Cook, I. (2014b) Cries for help found in Primark clothes (a.k.a.’labelgate’). followthethings.com [read here]

Kent, A. (2012) Part II: The pedagogical unconscious. Progress in human geography 32(5), 13-16 [read here]

Kemppainen, E., Edwards, C., Bain, T., Wrede, W., Biddulph, S. & Hall, S. (2012) Phone Story. followthethings.com [read here]

Kemppainen, E. & Ylä-Anttila, A. (2016) Teaching media literacy and the geographies of consumption. Helsinki: Eetti [read here]

Kinsley, S. (2014) The matter of ‘virtual’ geographies. Progress in human geography 38(3), 364-384 [read here]

Klein, S. (2018) Lady Liberty with a Tomato: a dialogue on art and activism with Kat Rodriguez and The Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers. Public Art Dialogue 8(1), 98-113 [read here]

Kneip, V. (2009) Political struggles within the market sphere: the internet as a ‘weapon’. in Baringhorst, S., Kneip, V. & Niesyto, J. (eds.) Political campaigning on the web. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 173-198 [download from ELE]

Knowles, C. (2014) Flip-flop: a journey through globalisation’s backroads. London: Pluto [read here]

Knowles, C. (2015) The Flip-Flop Trail and Fragile Globalization. Theory, culture and society 32(7–8), 231–244 [read here]

Krznaric, R. (2007) Empathy and the art of living. Oxford: Blackbird [read here]

Kunzru, H. (1997) You are cyborg: for Donna Haraway, we are already assimilated. Wired, February [read here]

Kurz, M. (2017) The threat of BDS. Tikkun 32(2), 69-72 [read here]

Lambert-Beatty, C. (2010) Fill in the blank: culture jamming and the advertising of agency. New directions for youth development12, 99-112 [read here]

Lapenga, P. (2014) Global Ethnography and Genetically Modified Crops in Argentina: On Adoptions, Resistances, and Adaptations. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 43(2), 202–227 [read here]

Lauring, J. & Klitmøller, A. (2015) Corporate language-based communication avoidance in MNCs: A multi-sited ethnography approach. Journal of World Business 50, 46–55 [read here]

Law, J. (2004) After method: mess in social science research. London: Routledge [read here]

Lawrance, B. & Roberts, R. (2018) Viral video ‘blood chocolate’ activism, millennial anti-trafficking, and the neoliberal resurgence of shaming.  Slavery & Abolition [online early read here]

LeBaron, G., Lister, J. & Dauvergne, P. (2017) Governing Global Supply Chain Sustainability through the Ethical Audit Regime. Globalisations 14(6), 958-975 [read here]

LeBillon, P. (2006) Fatal Transactions: Conflict Diamonds and the (Anti)Terrorist Consumer. Antipode 38, 778–801 [read here]

Lee, CK (2016) Precarization or Empowerment? Reflections on Recent Labor Unrest in China. The Journal of Asian Studies 75(2), 317–333 [read here]

Lewis, T.E. (2010) Paulo Freire’s last laugh: rethinking critical pedagogy’s funny bone through Jacques Rancière. Educational philosophy and theory 42(5-6), 635–648 [read here]

Liboiron, M. (2016) Redefining pollution and action: The matter of plastics. The journal of material culture 21(1) 87–110 [read here]

Littler, J. (2005) Beyond the boycott: anti-consumerism, cultural change and the limits of reflexivity. Cultural studies 19(2), 227-252 [read here]

Lovink, G. & Nieysto, J. (2009) A plea for more experiments & creativity in political laboratories. in Baringhorst, S., Kneip, V. & Niesyto, J. (eds.) Political campaigning on the web. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 257-72 [download from ELE]

Luke, T. (2000) Cyborg enchantments: commodity fetishism and human/machine interactions. Strategies 13(1), 39-62 [download from ELE]

Madge, C., Raghuram, P. & Noxolo, P. (2009) Rethinking responsibility and care for a postcolonial world. Geoforum 41(1), 5-13 [read here]

Marcus, G.E (1994) The modernist sensibility in recent ethnographic writing & the cinematic metaphor of montage. in Taylor, L. (ed) Visualizing theory: selected essays from V.A.R., 1990-1994. London: Routledge, 36-53 [read here]

Marcus, G.E. (1995) Ethnography in/of the world system: the emergence of multi-sited ethnography. Annual review of anthropology 24, 95–117 [read here]

Marshall, R. & Burnett, A. (2004) A kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic comparison of stooped sheep shearing techniques and shearing with a sheep manipulator. Applied ergonomics 35, 137-145 [read here]

Martin, F. (2008) Ethnogeography: towards liberatory geography education. Children’s Geographies 6(4), 437-450 [read here]

Martin-Ortega, O. (2018) Public Procurement as a Tool for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights: A Study of Collaboration, Due Diligence and Leverage in the Electronics Industry. Business & human rights journal 3, 75–95 [read here]

Marx, K. (1867 / 1999) Section 4: the fetishism of commodities and the secret thereof. in his Capital: volume 1. Marx/Engels Internet Archive: www.marxists.org, 46-52 [read here]

Massey, D. (2004) Geographies of responsibility. Geografiska Annaler: Series B Human Geography 86, 5-18 [read here]

McArthur, E. (2015) Many-to-many exchange without money: why people share their resources. Consumption Markets & Culture 18(3), 239-256 [read here]

McClish, C. (2009) Activism Based in Embarrassment: The Anti-Consumption Spirituality of the Reverend Billy. Liminalities  5(2), 1-20 [read here]

McEwan, C., Hughes, A. & Bek, D. (2017) Fairtrade, place and moral economy: Between abstract ethical discourse and the moral experience of Northern Cape farmers. Environment & Planning A, 49(3) 572–591 [read here]

Merrifield, A. (2010) Magical Marxism. Environment & planning D: society & space 27, 381-386 [read here]

Micheletti, M. & Stolle, D. (2007) Mobilizing consumers to take responsibility for global social justice. Annals, AAPSS 611 (May), 157-175 [read here]

Micheletti, M. & Stolle, D. (2008) Fashioning social justice through political consumerism, capital and the internet. Cultural studies 22(5), 749-769 [read here]

Midlen, R. (2013) The journey of tobacco from Malawian field to a discarded ‘fag butt’ in Scotland. Edinburgh: ScotDec (unpublished) [available on ELE]

Miller, D. (1998) Why some things matter. in his (ed) Material cultures: why some things matter. London: UCL Press, 3-21 [read here]

Miller, D. (2000) Virtualism – the culture of political economy, in Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. & Ryan, J. (eds.) Cultural Turns / Geographic Turns. Prentice Hall, 196-213 [download here]

Miller, D. (2001) The poverty of morality. Journal of consumer culture 1(2), 225–243 [read here]

Miller, D. (2008) The comfort of things. London: Polity [read here]

Miller, D. (2017) Christmas An anthropological lens. Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7(3), 409–442 [read here]

Moon, G. (2018). Conflict Colors. Design and Culture (online early) [read here]

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hyndman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T. & Curran, W. (2015) For slow scholarship: a feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university. ACME 14(4), 1235-1259 [read here]

Mukherjee, R. (2012) Diamonds (are from Sierra Leone): bling and the promises of consumer citizenship. in Banet-Weiser, S. & Mukherjee, R. (ed) Commodity activism. New York: New York University Press, 114-133 [read here]

Nash, K. & Corner, J. (2016) Strategic impact documentary: contexts of production and social intervention. European Journal of Communication 31(3), 227–242 [read here]

Noxolo, P., Raghuram, P. & Madge, C. (2012) Unsettling responsibility: postcolonial interventions. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37, 418- 429 [read here]

Oakley, P. (2015) Introducing Fairtrade and Fairmined gold: an attempt to reconfigure the social identity of a substance. in Drazin, A & Küchler, S. (eds) The Social Life of Materials: Studies in Materials and Society. London: Bloomsbury, 155-173 [read here]

Owen, L. (2011) ‘Identity correction’: the Yes Men and acts of discursive ‘leverage’. Performance research 16(2), 28-36 [read here]

Ozdamar-Ertekin, Z. (2017) The True Cost: The Bitter Truth behind Fast Fashion. Markets, Globalization & Development Review 2(3), 1-9 [read here]

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

Parr, H. & Stevenson, O. (2014) Sophie’s story writing missing journeys. cultural geographies 21(4), 565-582 [read here]

Pels, P. (1998) The spirit of matter: on fetish, rarity, fact and fancy. in Patricia Spyer (ed) Border fetishisms: material objects in unstable spaces.  London: Routledge, 91-121 [read here]

Pels, P. (2010) Magical Things: on Fetishes, Commodities and Computers. in Hicks, D. & Beaudry, M. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Oxford: Blackwell, 613‐633 [read here]

Perlow, S. (2011) On production for digital culture: iPhone Girl, electronics assembly, and the material forms of aspiration. Convergence 17(3), 245–269 [read here]

Petric, V. (1978) Dziga Vertov as theorist. Cinema Journal 18(1), 29-44 [read here]

Phillips, C. (2017) Discerning ocean plastics: Activist, scientific, and artistic practices. Environment & Planning A 49(5), 1146–1162 [read here]

Pietz, W. (1985) The problem of the fetish, I. RES: anthropology & aesthetics 9, 5-17 [read here]

Pietz, W. (1993) Fetishism and materialism: the limits of theory in Marx. in Apter, E. & Pietz, W. (eds) Fetishism as cultural discourse. London: Cornell University Press, 119-151 [download from ELE]

Plante, R. (2015) Putting on make-up. in Waskul, D. & Vannini, P. (eds) Popular Culture as Everyday Life. London: Routledge165-174 [read here]

Pratt, M-L (1991) Arts of the contact zone. Profession 33-40 [read here]

Prentice, R. (2008) Knowledge, Skill, and the Inculcation of the Anthropologist: Reflections on Learning to Sew in the Field. Anthropology of work review  29(3), 54-61 [read here]

Price, L. (2015) Knitting and the city. Geography Compass 9/2, 195 [read here]

Prügl (2015) Neoliberalising Feminism. New Political Economy 20(4), 614-63 [read here]

 

Pusey, A. (2018) A cartography of the possible: Reflections on militant ethnography in and against the edu‐factory. Area  50(3), 364-371 [read here]

Ramamurthy, P. (2004) Why Is Buying a “Madras” Cotton Shirt a Political Act? A Feminist Commodity Chain Analysis. Feminist Studies 30(3), 734-769 [read here]

Ransan-Cooper, H., Ercan, S. & Duuce, S. (2018) When anger meets joy: how emotions mobilise and sustain the anti-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia. Social movement studies 17(6), 635-657 [read here]

Rao, N. (2014) Migration, mobility and changing power relations: aspirations and praxis of Bangladeshi migrants. Gender, Place & Culture 21(7), 872-887 [read here]

Raphael, C. & Smith, T. (forthcoming) The Future of Activism for Electronics Worker. in Maxwell, R. (ed.) The Routledge companion to labor and media. London: Rutledge, 1-12 [read here]

Rawunpura. K. (2016) Garments without guilt? Uneven labour geographies and ethical trading – Sri Lankan labour perspectives. Journal of Economic Geography 16, 423–446 [read here]

Reilly, I. (2013) From Critique to Mobilization: The Yes Men and the Utopian Politics of Satirical Fake News. International Journal of Communication 7, 1243–1264 [read here]

Reilly, I. (2014) Just say yes: DIY-ing the Yes Men. in Ratto, M. & Boler, M. (eds) DIY citizenship: critical making and social media. London: Routledge, 127-136 [read here]

Rossiter, N. (2014) Logistical Worlds. Cultural Studies Review 20(1), 53-76 [download here]

Sandlin, J. & Callahan, J. (2009) Deviance, dissonance & détournement: culture jammers’ use of emotion in consumer resistance. Journal of consumer culture 9(1), 79-115 [read here]

Sandlin, J. & Milam, J. (2008) ‘Mixing pop culture and politics’: culture jamming and anti-consumption activism as critical public pedagogy. Curriculum inquiry 38(3), 323-50 [read here]

Schoenberger, E. (2011) Why is gold valuable? Nature, social power and the value of things. Cultural geographies 18(1) 3–24 [read here]

Schubert, H-J. (2006) Skin diseases in workers at a perfume factory. Contact dermatitis 55, 81–83 [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 p.3-14 of the book here]

Sharma, J. (2006) British science, Chinese skill and Assam tea: Making empire’s garden. The Indian Economic and Social History Review 43(4), 429-455 [read here]

Silverman, B. (2014) One Mineral at a Time: Shaping Transnational Corporate Social Responsibility through Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Oregon review of international law 16, 127-152 [read here]

Stallybrass, P. (1998) Marx’s Coat. in Spyer, P. (ed.) Border Fetishisms: Material Objects in Unstable Places. London: Routledge, 183-207 [download from ELE]

Stanes, E. & Gibson, C. (2017) Materials that linger: an embodied geography of polyester clothes. Geoforum 85, 27-36 [read here]

Stolle, D. & Micheletti, M. (2013) Discursive Political Consumerism. in their Political consumerism: global responsibility in action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 170-203 [read here] 

Sun, W. (2012) Amateur Photography as Self-Ethnography: China’s Rural Migrant Workers and the Question of Digital-Political Literacy. Media international Australia 145(1), 135-144 [read here]

Straubhaar, R. (2015) The stark reality of the ‘while saviour’ complex and the need for critical consciousness. A journal of comparative and international education  45(3), 381-400 [read here]

Sweeney, M. & Feld, M. (1999) Sweating the small stuff: Mickey, Michael and the global sweatshop. Radical Teacher 55, 11 [read here]

Taffel, S. (2012) Escaping attention: digital media, hardware, materiality and ecological cost. Culture machine 13, 1-28 [download here]

Tapia, M., Elfström, M. & Roca-Servat, D. (2018) Bridging Social Movement and Industrial Relations Theory: An Analysis of Worker Organizing Campaigns in the United States and China. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 56, 173–206 [read here]

Taussig, M. (1992) Maleficium: state fetishism. in his The nervous system. London: Routledge, 111-140 [download here]

The Vacuum Cleaner (2007) How to play, prank and subvert the system. in Trapese Collective (eds) Do it yourself: a handbook for changing our world. London: Pluto, 171-186 [read here]

Thomas, V. & Fowler, K. (2016) Examining the Impact of Brand Transgressions on Consumers’ Perceptions of Celebrity Endorsers. Journal of Advertising 45(4), 377-390 [read here]

Trapese Collective (2007) Introduction: do it yourself. in their (eds) Do it yourself: a handbook for changing our world. London: Pluto, 1-10 [read here]

Trevinal, A. & Stenger, T. (2014) Toward a conceptualization of the online shopping experience. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 21, 314–326 [read here]

Tsing, A. (2014) Strathern beyond the Human: Testimony of a Spore. Theory, culture & society 31(2/3) 221–241 [read here]

Tsing, A. (2009) Supply Chains and the Human Condition. Rethinking Marxism 21(2), 148-176 [read here]

Vadjunec, J., Schmink, M. & Gomes, C. (2011) Rubber tapper citizens: emerging places, policies, and shifting rural-urban identities in Acre, Brazil. Journal of Cultural Geography 28(1), 73-98 [read here]

Verson, J. (2007) Why we need cultural activism. in Trapese Collective (eds) Do it yourself: a handbook for changing our world. London: Pluto, 171-186 [read here]

Watts, M. (2013) Commodities. In Cloke, P., Crang, P. & Goodwin, M. (eds) Introducing human geographies. (Third edition) London: Arnold, 391-412 [read here]

Weaver, S. & Mora, R. (2016) Introduction: Tricksters, humour and activism. International Journal of Cultural Studies 19(5) 479–485 [read here]

Woodward, S. (2016) Object interviews: interdisciplinary approaches to understanding materials and material culture. Qualitative research 16(4), 359-374 [read here]

Woodyer, T. & Geoghegan, H. (2013) (Re)enchanting geography? The nature of being critical and the character of critique in human geography. Progress in human geography 37(2), 195-214 [read here]

Wright, M. (1999) The politics of relocation: gender, nationality, and value in a Mexican maquiladora. Environment & Planning A 31, 1601-1617 [read here]

Wylie, J. (2009) Material culture. in Gregory, D., Johnston, R., Pratt, G., Watts, M. & Whatmore, S. (eds) The dictionary of human geography. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 448-9 [read here]

Yeomans, M. (2004) Preface. to his Oil: a concise guide to the most important product on earth. London: New Press, p.xi-xiii [available on ELE]

Young, I.M (2004) Responsibility and global labour justice. The Journal of Political Philosophy 12(4), 365–388 [read here]

Young, I.M. (2003) From guilt to solidarity: sweatshops and political responsibility. Dissent 50(2), 39-44 [read on ELE]

Young, I.M. (2006) Responsibility and global justice: a social connection model. Social philosophy and policy 23, 102-130 [read here]

Zelizer, V. (1989) The Social Meaning of Money: “Special Monies”. American Journal of Sociology 95(2), 342-377 [read here]

Last updated 31 July 2019

Advertisements

One comment

  1. Pingback: READ// Summer reading, and/or back to school prep! | Social Alterations

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.