Combined Academic Publishers

Culture and Economic Life

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  1. The Costs of Connection
    The driving force behind The Costs of Connection is the idea that something big is happening with data, a new phase of colonial extraction that is annexing human life to capitalism and in the process building a new social economic... Learn More
    Published: 20th August 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  2. Global Borderlands
    Taking a close look at Subic Bay—former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone— Victoria Reyes argues that its defining feature is its ability to elicit multiple meanings: for some, it is a symbol of imperialism and inequality,... Learn More
    Published: 4th June 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. The Moral Power of Money
    Looking beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary social interactions, The Moral Power of Money investigates the forces of power and morality at play, particularly among the poor. Drawing on fieldwork in a slum of Buenos Aires,... Learn More
    Published: 19th December 2017
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. The Work of Art
    Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes, make... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2017
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  5. Behind the Laughs
    Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money—they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender... Learn More
    Published: 8th August 2017
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. Freedom from Work
    In this era where dollar value signals moral worth, Daniel Fridman paints a vivid portrait of Americans and Argentinians seeking to transform themselves into people worthy of millions. Following groups who practice the advice... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99