Patrick Neveling

Dr Patrick Neveling

  • Lecturer in Social Science
  • BG 501, 5th Floor Bournemouth Gateway Building, St. Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

Patrick completed a Magister Artium (pre-Bologna reform) in Cultural Anthropology, Indonesian Philology, and Philosophy from the University of Cologne and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. His research, writing and teaching seek to advance our understanding and critique of colonial, plantation-driven racialised capitalism and postcolonial, sweatshop-labour driven neoliberal capitalism. Patrick works on the historical political economy of colonial plantation regimes, racialised capitalism, gendered super-exploitation, and neoliberalism in postcolonial special economic zones. His publications further cover the invention of tradition debate, the anthropology of tourism, secular rituals, and prospects for an antifascist anthropology.

Patrick is lead-editor of FocaalBlog, one of the longest-running blogs in social anthropology, and serves on the editorial boards of Focaal – Journal for Global and Historical Anthropology and Social Analysis as well as for Marxism & Sciences, a journal edited by colleagues in Turkey and across the Global South...

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Research

Patrick completed a Magister Artium (pre-Bologna reform) in Cultural Anthropology, Indonesian Philology, and Philosophy from the University of Cologne and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. His thesis, Manifestations of Globalisation. Capital, State, and Labour in Mauritius, 1825 – 2005, develops a global historical anthropology that advances the understanding and critique of colonial, plantation-driven racialised capitalism and postcolonial, sweatshop-labour driven neoliberal capitalism. Patrick’s second major research project, The Otherwise Neoliberal. Special Economic Zones in a Global History of Capitalism, uncovers neoliberalism as a political economic praxis that emerged on the peripheries of the world economy; in the Special Economic Zones of 1940s Puerto Rico and 1960s Singapore and Taiwan, for example, to today’s more than 5,000 zones in 147 nations. Focused on the escalation of exploitation of more than 100 million workers in zone factories today, this project counters neoliberal fictions from World Bank and other international organisations’ researchers as it shows the real-world negative impact on workers’ livelihoods and the huge social welfare expenses caused by the zones.

Journal Articles

  • Neveling, P., 2019. Book Review: Money in a Human Economy, ed. Keith Hart. AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST, 46 (1), 111-112.
  • Neveling, P. and Steur, L., 2018. Introduction: Marxian anthropology resurgent. Focaal, 2018 (82), 1-15.
  • Neveling, P., 2017. Proper property or anti-fascist anthropology? the Trojan Horse of possession-based economies and modes of production as its Achilles' heel. Anthropological Theory, 17 (2), 239-254.
  • Neveling, P., 2017. The political economy machinery: toward a critical anthropology of development as a contested capitalist practice. Dialectical Anthropology, 41 (2), 163-183.
  • Neveling, P., 2014. Structural contingencies and untimely coincidences in the making of neoliberal India: The Kandla Free Trade Zone, 1965-91. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 48 (1), 17-43.
  • Neveling, P., 2014. Three shades of embeddedness, state capitalism as the informal economy, emic notions of the anti-market, and counterfeit garments in the Mauritian export processing zone. Research in Economic Anthropology, 34, 65-94.
  • Neveling, P., 2013. Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UK. Forced displacement and onward migration by Jeffery, Laura. Social Anthropology, 21 (1), 106-107.
  • Neveling, V.P., 2010. On the uses of history, the actor's knowledge and the disadvantages of multi-sited ethography: Global trade, economic crisis and the politics of foreign direct investment in early 21st century Mauritius. Sociologus, 60 (1), 71-97.
  • Neveling, V.P., 2010. Introductory remarks - the production of knowledge about change: Development, history, social transformation. Sociologus, 60 (1), 1-13.
  • Neveling, P. and Wergin, C., 2009. Projects of scale-making: New perspectives for the anthropology of tourism. Etnografica, 13 (2), 315-342.

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