The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions

London: Penguin Random House, 2017


"This book will radically change the way you understand the global economic system and the challenges faced by poor countries trying to advance within it."  -- Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge

"The Divide is myth busting at its best."  -- Danny Dorling, University of Oxford



Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015


"This is political anthropology at its best, a brilliant meditation on politics and culture in South Africa today. Masterfully written and smartly argued, Democracy as Death will be required reading for scholars across the disciplines." — Charles Piot, author of Nostalgia for the Future: West Africa After the Cold War



Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal 

(co-edited with Meghan Healy)
University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014


This book examines the African home as a key site of struggle in the making of modern KwaZulu-Natal, a South African province that instantiates in extreme form many of the transformations that shaped the colonial world. Its essays explore major themes in African and global history, including the colonial manipulation of kinship and the exploitation of labour, modernist practices of social engineering and the changes wrought within intimate relationships by post-industrial decline.



Hierarchy, Value, and the Value of Hierarchy 

(co-edited with Naomi Haynes)
Social Analysis 60(4), 2016