Anti-social security

The changing contours of the hegemonic field in the twenty-first-century United States

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Gavin Smith's (2014) Intellectuals and (Counter-) Politics is a tour de force. It calls for anthropology to attend more carefully to the history of moves by the dominant capitalist blocs to enhance the conditions for their own reproduction and to the ways in which different subordinated and subaltern groups respond to these moves. This is, of course, a well-established line of inquiry. Yet, in Intellectuals, Smith breathes new life into an intellectual project that has been sidelined in recent years, as other preoccupations take hold in the discipline of anthropology and beyond. Smith rethinks what is meant by realist history, arming a new generation of insurgent scholars, readers, and activists, inside and outside the academy with a new set of intellectual priorities. The book thus exemplifies the best kind of politicized writing in anthropology and in other disciplines.

Contributor Notes

Jeff Maskovsky is Professor and Executive Office (Chair) of the PhD Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center and of Urban Studies at Queens College, CUNY. His research and writing explore welfare, poverty, security, politics, and health in the urban United States. Email: jmaskovsky@gc.cuny.edu

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