Publications

Articles and book chapters

Archer, Matthew and Hannah Elliott. 2021. “‘It’s up to the market to decide’: Revealing and concealing power in the sustainable tea supply chain.” Critique of Anthropology, 41(3): 227-246 (open access, available here). 

Archer, Matthew and Dan Souleles. 2021. “Introduction: Ethnographies of Power and the Powerful”. Critique of Anthropology, 41(3): 195-205 (open access, available here).

Elliott, Hannah and Martin Skrydstrup. 2021. “The True Price of Quality: On the Infrastructures of Tea in Postcolonial Kenya.” Commodity Frontiers 2: 16-23. (open access, available here). 

Archer, Matthew. 2021. “How to govern a sustainable supply chain: Standards, standardizers, and the political ecology of (in)advertence.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. (online first, available here)

Archer, Matthew. In press, 2021. “Imagining Impact in Global Supply Chains: Data-driven sustainability and the production of surveillable space.” Surveillance & Society. 

Calvão, Filipe and Matthew Archer. 2021. “Digital Extraction: Blockchain traceability in mineral supply chains.” Political Geography. (open access, available here).

Archer, Matthew. 2020. “Stakes and Stakeholders in the Climate Casino.” GeoHumanities (link). 

Book reviews

Elliott, Hannah. 2021. Review of Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers (Megan A. Styles, Seattle University Press, 2019). Exertions, Society for the Anthropology of Work (open access, available here).

Skrydstrup, Martin. 2021. “The anthropology of tea”. Review of Tasting Qualities: The Past, Present and Future of Tea (Sarah Besky, University of California Press, 2020) and Tea and Solidarity: Tamil Women and Work in Postwar Sri Lanka (Mythri Jegathasan, University of Washington Press, 2019). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27 (3): 697-700. (link).

Archer, Matthew. 2021. Review of Organic Sovereignties: Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade (Guntra A. Aistara, University of Washington Press, 2018). Anthropology of Work Review, 42 (1): 66-67. (link).

Elliott, Hannah. 2020. Review of Steeped in Heritage: The Racial Politics of South African Rooibos Tea (Sarah Ives, Duke University Press, 2017). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. (link)

Popular media, blog posts, etc.

Elliott, Hannah. 2020. “Insecure work: Rethinking precarity through Kenya’s tea plantations”. Business of Society Blog. (link)

Elliott, Hannah. 2020. “On the ground: What CSR and sustainability standards fail to address”. Business of Society Blog. (link)

Archer, Matthew. 2020. “Teaching (and doing) anthropology in a business school.” Business of Society Blog. (link)

Elliott, H., M. Skrydstrup and M. Archer. 2018 (Sept. 20). “Sustainability’s infrastructures.” Business of Society Blog. (link)