We are pleased to announce the 2016 LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology/Bloomsbury First Book Competition was won by Dr Felix Stein of the Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
Felix is one of three winners of this competition, which supports early career anthropologists who are raising innovative questions vital to the discipline and grounded in long-term fieldwork. The competition aims to find authors with the potential to create new classics. We particularly aim to discover younger scholars who use the radical empiricism of ethnography to explore central aspects of human experience.
Felix won the prize with work based on his PhD entitled Work, sleep, repeat - The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants. It argues that contemporary white collar labour is best understood with reference to its abstract nature and investigates how power, knowledge, personhood, certainty and temporality operate in this work regime.
LSE Monographs include classic books by authors such as Edmund Leach, Raymond Firth, Alfred Gell, Sutti Ortiz, Lucy Mair, Isaac Schapera, Frederik Barth, Maurice Bloch, Peter Van Der Veer and Yunxiang Yan.