Hannah Appel

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Cheryl Harris and Robin D. G. Kelley

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Cheryl Harris and Robin D. G. Kelley

We cannot change this country without winning over some portion of white working people, and I am not talking about gaining votes for the Democratic Party. I am... More

Introduction: The Infrastructure Toolbox

Theorizing the Contemporary

Introduction: The Infrastructure Toolbox

Why an infrastructure toolbox? Infrastructure has long been a central conceptual tool—a productive metaphor—for critical theory and the analysis of social life ... More

Finance

Theorizing the Contemporary

Finance

Less a tool in a toolbox than a placeholder for a needed tool, this essay asks after the relationship between infrastructure, finance, and economic growth. We w... More

The Infrastructure Toolbox

Theorizing the Contemporary

The Infrastructure Toolbox

Why an infrastructure toolbox? Infrastructure has long been a central conceptual tool—a productive metaphor—for critical theory and the analysis of social life ... More

On Simultaneity

Theorizing the Contemporary

On Simultaneity

Early in my fieldwork in Equatorial Guinea, I sat down with the human resources manager of a major U.S. oil firm. I pattered awkwardly about my emerging project... More