articles

Is Global Inequality Getting Better or Worse? A Critique of the World Bank's Convergence Narrative 
Third World Quarterly 38(10), 2017

The Development Delusion: Foreign Aid and Inequality
American Affairs 1(3), 2017

The True Extent of Global Poverty and Hunger: Questioning the Good-News Narrative of the Millennium Development Goals
Third World Quarterly 37(5), 2016

Hierarchy, Value, and the Value of Hierarchy (with Naomi Haynes) 
Social Analysis 60(4), 2016

The ‘Girl Effect’: Liberalism, Empowerment, and the Incoherence of Development
Third World Quarterly 35(8), 2014

’Xenophobia’ in South Africa: Order, Chaos, and the Moral Economy of Witchcraft
Cultural Anthropology 29(1), 2014

The ‘Real’ Experience Industry: Student Development Projects and the Depoliticization of Poverty
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences 5(2), 2013

Social Engineering and Revolutionary Consciousness: Domestic Transformations in Colonial South Africa
History and Anthropology 23(3), 2012

Neoliberal Plague: The Political Economy of HIV Transmission in Swaziland
Journal of Southern African Studies 38(3), 2012

Subaltern Consciousness in South Africa's Labour Movement: 'Workerism' in the KwaZulu-Natal Sugar Industry
South African Historical Journal 64(3), 2012

Liberalism and the Politics of Occupy Wall Street
Anthropology of This Century (4), 2012

The Culture of Capitalism and the Crisis of Critique (with Arsalan Khan)
Anthropological Quarterly 85(1), 2012

Not So Sweet History of Sugar Unions in South Africa
South African Labour Bulletin 33(3), 2009

Duration and effect of Single-Dose Atropine (with Robert W. Arnold et al)
Binocular Vision and Strabismus Quarterly 19(2), 2004

 

Chapters

Toward a Political Anthropology of Hierarchy (with Arsalan Khan)
In Hierarchy and Value: Comparative Perspectives on Moral Order, Berghahn, 2018

Hierarchy and Value... with a response to David Graeber (with Naomi Haynes)
In Hierarchy and Value: Comparative Perspectives on Moral Order, Berghahn, 2018

Addressing the Structural Drivers of World Suffering
In Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life, Ronald Anderson, ed. Springer, 2017

International Development
In 2017 Election Manifesto Poverty Audit. London: Academics Stand Against Poverty, 2017

All Change or No Change? Culture, Power, and Activism in an Unquiet World (with Martin Kirk and Joe Brewer) 
In State of Power 2017, Transnational Institute, 2017

Neoliberalism and the End of Democracy
In The Handbook of Neoliberalism, Simon Springer et al, eds., Routledge, 2016

The Age of Inequality: Causes, Discontents, and a Radical Way Forward (with Alnoor Ladha) 
In Inequality, Chris Oestereich, ed., 2016

The Contradictions of Economic Growth in an Era of Ecological Limits
In Engineering a Better World, London: Royal Academy of Engineering, 2016

Afterword (On the Imperative of Deschooling Society)
In The Other Hundred Educators, Oneworld Publications, 2016

Beyond Aid
In Political Manifesto Poverty Audit: The Flourishing Life Narrative. Academics Stand Against Poverty, 2015

Aid in Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries
In The Donors' Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence, and the Future of Aid, Andrew Sumner, ed. Global Policy, 2014

On the Politics of Home (with Meghan Healy)
In Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014

Engineering the Township Home: Domestic Transformations and Urban Revolutionary Consciousness
In Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014

Constituting the Commons: Oil and Development in Post-Independence South Sudan
In Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World, Karl Widerquist and Mike Howard, eds. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012

 

Book reviews

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth - and How to Fix it, by Dambisa Moyo
Africa is a Country, 2018

Healing the Exposed Being: The Ngoma Healing Tradition in South Africa, by Robert Thornton
Journal of Religion in Africa, 47, 2018

The Fires Beneath: The Life of Monica Wilson, South African Anthropologist, by Sen Morrow
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 23(3), 2017

How Soon is Now? From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation, by Daniel Pinchbeck
LSE Review of Books, 2017

Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution, by James Ferguson
Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology 26(2), 2016

The Crises of Microcredit, by Isabelle Guerin, Marc Labie, and Jean-Michel Servet, eds.
LSE Review of Books, 2016

Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward, by Alberto Cimadamore, Gabriele Koehler, and Thomas Pogge, eds.
LSE Review of Books, 2016

Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust: Africa in Comparison, by Peter Geschiere
Journal of Modern African Studies 52(3), 2014

Capital in the 21st Century, by Thomas Piketty
Global Policy Journal, 2014

The New Extractivism: A Post-Neoliberal Development Model or Imperialism of the Twenty-First Century?” by Henry Veltmeyer and James Petras, eds.
LSE Review of Books, 2014

The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics,” by Clifton Crais and Thomas V. McClendon, eds.
LSE Review of Books, 2014

Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America, by Astra Taylor and Keith Gessen, eds.
LSE Review of Books, 2012

A New Look at African Diaspora Studies,” by Vanessa Valdes, ed.
LSE Review of Books, 2012