Karen Ho's Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street was reviewed this weekend in the Financial Times. Reviewer Gillian Tett writes, "Karen Ho has picked an excellent time to publish her fascinating new study." She comments, "As field-sites go, Wall Street is not classic anthropological territory . . . Ho nevertheless embarked on her study in classic anthropological manner: by blending into the background, listening intently, in a non-judgmental way – and then trying to join up the dots to get a “holistic” picture of how the culture works. That patient ethnographic analysis has produced a fascinating portrait that will be refreshingly novel to most bankers."
Patrick Weil's How to Be French: Nationality in the Making since 1789 also got a mention in the Financial Times this weekend. In an article about immigrant Muslims in Belleville, Weil describes a Muslim funeral with very French touches.