This post builds on the research article “The Coolie,” which was published in the May 2008 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
In the past, Cultural Anthropology has published essays on the subject of colonialism. Martha Kaplan's essay referencing Foucault's interpretation of colonialism in European states (1995) and Tania Li's essay on colonial rule in Indonesia (1999) are good sources of reference. Aisha Khan's "Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Caribbean as Master Symbol" is also relevant in the area of colonialism (2001).
Cultural Anthropology has also published essays on the subject of labor and structures of oppression. Carla Freeman's essay "Designing Women: Corporate Discipline and Barbados's Off-Shore Pink-Collar Sector" (1993) as well as Anathakrishnan Aiyer's essay "The Allure of the Transnational: Notes on Some Aspects of the Political Economy of Water in India" (2007), are good sources of reference. Adeline Masquelier's essay "Of Headhunters and Cannibals: Migrancy, Labor, and Consumption in the Mawri Imagination" (2000) is also a good reference.
In addition, Cultural Anthropology has published a range of essays on ethnography writing. Todd Ramon Ochoa's essay "Versions of the Dead: Kalunga, Cuban-Kongo Materiality, and Ethnography" (2007), Elizabeth Enslin's essay "Beyond Writing: Feminist Practice and the Limitations of Ethnography," (1994) and Dan Rose's essay "Transformations of Disciplines through Their Texts: An Edited Transcription of a Talk to the Seminar on the Diversity of Language and the Structure of Power and an Ensuing Discussion at the University of Pennsylvania" (1986), are a few examples of this theme.