School of Global Studies


Ethnographic study of CSR shortlisted for book prize

Dr Dinah Rajak

A Sussex anthropologist’s ethnographic study of corporate social responsibility has been shortlisted for a book prize.

The Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) is looking for the best book on economic anthropology published over the last three years.

Stanford University Press brought out In Good Company: An anatomy of corporate social responsibility by Dr Dinah Rajak in October 2011.

The research on which the book is based was conducted primarily over a 14-month period in London, Johannesburg and Rustenburg.

In Good Company is about “the performance of corporate virtue - at times ritualised and theatrical, at others routine and quotidian – and its place within late capitalism”, explains Dr Rajak, Lecturer in Anthropology and Development at Sussex.

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Last updated: Monday, 16 April 2012