My writing has focused on developing a
critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the
otherwise. My first two books examine the governance of the otherwise in late
liberal settler colonies from the perspective of the politics of recognition.
My last two books examined the same from the perspective of intimacy,
embodiment, and narrative form. My ethnographic analysis is animated by a
critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental
2011. Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late
Liberalism. Duke University Press.
2010 Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli by Kim Turcot
DiFruscia, Alterites ?Femmes,? 7.1: 88-98.
2009 Digital Futures. Vectors Journal of Culture and
Technology in a Dynamic Venacular <http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project=90&thread=ProjectCredits> 3.2.2009.
2006. The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Geneology, and
Carnality. A Public Planet Book. Duke University Press.
2003. Technologies of Public Form: Circulation, Transfiguration, Recognition.
In Technologies of Public Persuasion, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar and Elizabeth
A. Povinelli, eds. 15(3): 385-397.
2002. The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of
Australian Multiculturalism. Durham: Duke University Press.
1999. Thinking Sexuality Transnationally. Special Issue glq 5(4) Edited with
George Chauncey, 5(4).
1994. Labor's Lot: The Power, History and Culture of Aboriginal Action. Chicago:
The University of Chicago Press.