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Politics & Political Theory

Review of Empire’s Labor: The Global Army that Supports the U.S. Wars

"Empire’s Labor" builds an explicitly spatial theory of empire: it foregrounds how empire-building has been grounded in the geographical management of bodies, populations, and circulations in the intimate spaces of everyday life.

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Wesley Attewell

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Infrastructure and Logistics

Sinews of War and Trade, Review by Jatin Dua

In her sweeping and magisterial new book, Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula, Laleh Khalili highlights the centrality of shipping and maritime infrastructure to global capitalism.

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Jatin Dua

Politics & Political Theory

Review of Empire’s Labor: The Global Army that Supports the U.S. Wars

"Empire’s Labor" builds an explicitly spatial theory of empire: it foregrounds how empire-building has been grounded in the geographical management of bodies, populations, and circulations in the intimate spaces of everyday life.

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Wesley Attewell

Economics

The Capitalism Effect: A Review of “The Licit Life of Capitalism” by Hannah Appel

“The Licit Life of Capitalism” offers an intimate and eclectic portrait of the oil industry’s attempt to disentangle itself from a small country on - and off - Africa’s Atlantic coast. But beyond these empirics, how might Appel’s portrait push scholars to examine the effects of our centuries-old, critical concept of “Capitalism”?

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James Christopher Mizes

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