Category Reviews

Acceleration: The Key Feature of Twenty-First Century Globalization? A Review of ‘Overheating: An Anthropology of Accelerated Change’, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Pluto Press, by David O’Kane (2016)

‘It’s the global’: these were the words which miners in Sierra Leone used to explain the global economic slowdown of 2007, the event which would lead to the global economic crisis of 2008, and to the continuing crises which flowed out from it. These words stand, very effectively, for the ways in which crisis at […]

Review of Danny Hoffman’s ‘The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia’, by Jacqueline Knörr (2014)

Hoffman, Danny (2012): The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Critique of Anthropology 34: 124 (2014). Hoffman’s book looks at the lives of young men who participated in the Sierra Leonean (1991-2002) and Liberian (1989-1996, 1999-2003) wars, which, in his view, were so closely […]