Stuff I've been reading (October 2019)

By Os Keyes

Things I finished reading in October 2019:


  • Braun, Lundy. Breathing race into the machine: The surprising career of the spirometer from plantation to genetics. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
  • Clare, Eli. Brilliant imperfection: Grappling with cure. Duke University Press, 2017.
  • Duster, Troy. Backdoor to eugenics. Routledge, 2004.
  • Eyal, Gil. The Autism Matrix. Polity, 2010.
  • Foucault, Michel. The history of sexuality: An introduction, volume I.* Trans. Robert Hurley. New York: Vintage, 1990.
  • Koopman, Colin. How we became our data: A genealogy of the informational person. University of Chicago Press, 2019.
  • McGuire, Anne. War on autism: On the cultural logic of normative violence. University of Michigan Press, 2016.
  • McHoul, Alec, and Grace, Wendy. A Foucault primer: Discourse, power and the subject. Melbourne University Press, 1992.


  • Ebben, Hannah. “The desire to recognize the undesirable: De/Constructing the autism epidemic metaphor and contagion in autism as a discourse.” Feminist Formations 30.1 (2018): 141-163.
  • Friedner, Michele. “Deaf bodies and corporate bodies: new regimes of value in Bangalore’s business process outsourcing sector.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21.2 (2015): 313-329.
  • Friedner, Michele. “Deaf Capital: An exploration of the relationship between stigma and value in deaf multilevel marketing participation in urban India.” Medical anthropology quarterly 28.4 (2014): 502-518.
  • Goodley, Dan. “Understanding Disability: Biopsychology, Biopolitics, and an In-Between-All Politics.” Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 35.3 (2018): 308-319.
  • Hacking, Ian. “Between Michel Foucault and Erving Goffman: between discourse in the abstract and face-to-face interaction.” Economy and society 33.3 (2004): 277-302.
  • Jenkins, Richard. “Erving Goffman: A major theorist of power?.” Journal of Power 1.2 (2008): 157-168.
  • Kitchin, Rob. “Thinking critically about and researching algorithms.” Information, Communication & Society 20.1 (2017): 14-29.
  • Mallett, Rebecca, Katherine Runswick-Cole, and S. Timimi. ”The commodification of autism.” Re-thinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality (2016): 110.
  • Roscigno, Robin. ”Neuroqueerness as Fugitive Practice: Reading Against the Grain of Applied Behavioral Analysis Scholarship.” Educational Studies 55.4 (2019): 405-419.
  • Seaver, Nick. “Algorithms as culture: Some tactics for the ethnography of algorithmic systems.” Big Data & Society 4.2 (2017): 2053951717738104.
  • Stark, Luke & Hoffmann, Anna Lauren, ”Data Is the New What? Popular Metaphors & Professional Ethics in Emerging Data Culture”. Journal of Cultural Analytics. May 2, 2019. DOI: 10.31235/