Writing

Books

n.d. Goldstein, Donna M. Brazil’s Nuclear Ambitions: From Cold War Science to Contemporary Populations at Risk (in progress)

2013 (2003) Goldstein, Donna M.  Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (with new preface). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Second Edition. (Winner of the Margaret Mead Award, Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association 2004; Eaton Faculty Award, CU-Boulder 2007)

n.d. Goldstein, Donna M. and Drybread, K., eds. Corruption in the Trump Era: The tragedy of charisma (in preparation)

2000 Debert, Guita and Donna M. Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. (transl. Body Politics and the Life Course)  São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Sumaré.

Scholarly Journal Articles

2020 Goldstein, Donna M. “Beyond Thin Description: Biography, Theory, Ethnographic Writing.” In: Carole McGranahan, ed. Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment, in press, Duke University Press. Forthcoming.

2020 Goldstein, Donna M., and Kira Hall. “Trump’s Comedic Gestures as Political Weapon.” In: Janet McIntosh and Norma Mendoza-Denton, eds. Language in the Trump Era, in press, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

2018 Goldstein, Donna M. and Kristen Drybread. Introduction: The Social Life of  Corruption in Latin America.” in Donna M. Goldstein and K. Drybread, eds. Special Themed Journal Issue titled, “The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America,” Culture, Theory and Critique, 59(4): 299-311.

2018 Goldstein, Donna M. “Already innocent: radioactive bribes, white-collar corruption and nuclear expertise in Brazil.” in Donna M. Goldstein and Kristen Drybread, eds. Special Themed Journal Issue titled, “The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America,” Culture, Theory and Critique, 59(4): 354-379.

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. “Invisible Harm: Science, subjectivity and the things we cannot see,” in Donna M. Goldstein, ed., Special Themed Issue titled, “Invisible Harm: Science, Subjectivity and the Things We Cannot See.” Culture, Theory and Critique (58(4), pp. 321-329.

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. “Fukushima in Brazil: Undone Science, Technophilia, Epistemic Murk,” in Donna M. Goldstein, ed., Special Themed Issue titled, “Invisible Harm: Science, Subjectivity and the Things We Cannot See.” Culture, Theory and Critique 58(4), pp. 391-412.

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. “Conclusions: Anthropological Pasts and Futures,” for edited volume titled, These ‘Thin Partitions’: Bridging the Growing Divide between Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology, Joshua Englehardt and Ivy Rieger, eds. Boulder, Co: University Press of Colorado, pp. 253-267.

2017 Goldstein, Donna M.  “Commentary: Science, Politics, and Risk: Catastrophic Asia From the Perspective of a Brazilianist Anthropologist,” Special Issue titled, “Catastrophic Asia,” Timothy Oakes, ed., Journal of Asian Studies 76(2) (May), pp. 481-497.

2014 Goldstein, Donna M. “Toxic uncertainties of the nuclear era: Anthropology, history, memoir,” American Ethnologist, Volume 41, No. 3, August 2014, pp. 579-584.

2013 Goldstein, Donna M. “Preface to the 2013 Edition,” Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. xix-xxxv. 

2013 Goldstein, Donna M. “Nancy Scheper-Hughes.” In: R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms, eds. The Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Theory: An Encyclopedia. London: Sage Publications, pp. 756-758.

2012a   Goldstein, Donna M. Experimentalité: Pharmaceutical Insights Into Anthropology’s Epistemologically Fractured Self.” In: Susan Levine, ed. Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC, pp. 118-151.

2012 Goldstein, Donna M. “How Corruption Kills: Pharmaceutical Crime, Mediated Representations, and Middle-Class Anxiety in Neoliberal Argentina,” Vol. 24, No. 2, City and Society, pp. 218-239.

2012 Goldstein, Donna M. Reading B: Nothing Bad Intended.  Extract and Reprint in The Open University, Childhood E212, Sage Publications, from “Nothing Bad Intended: Child Discipline, Punishment, and Survival in a Shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil” (1995) in Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Carolyn Sargent, eds., Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood, Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 389-395.

2009 Goldstein, Donna M.  “The Aesthetics of Domination: Class, Culture, and the Lives of Domestic Workers in Rio de Janeiro,” Chapter 2 in Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (University of California Press, 2003), Reprinted in Kira Hall, ed. Studies in Inequality and Social Justice: Essays in Honor of Ved Prakash Vatuk, Meerut, India: Archana Publications, pp. 149-195.

2009 Goldstein, Donna M.  “The Perils of Witnessing and the Ambivalence of Writing: Everyday Violence in the Shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro,” In: Martha K. Huggins and Marie-Louise Glebbeek, eds., Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research. Boulder and New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., pp. 227-249.

2007 Goldstein, Donna M.  “Life or Profit?: Structural Violence, Moral Psychology, and Pharmaceutical Politics.” Anthropology in Action, vol. 14, No. 3, Winter 2007. In: Special Issue titled, “The Location of Culture and Politics in Latin American and Caribbeanist Anthropology,” pp. 44-58.

2007 Goldstein, Donna M.  “Gun Politics: Reflections on Brazil’s Failed Gun Ban Referendum in Rio de Janeiro,” In: Charles Fruehling Springwood, ed., Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures, Oxford, England: Berg, pp. 28-41.

2001 Goldstein, Donna M.  “Microenterprise Training Programs, Neo-Liberal Common Sense, and the Discourses of Self-Esteem.”  In: Judith Goode and Jeff Maskovsky, eds. The New Poverty Studies: The Ethnography of Politics, Policy and Impoverished People in the United States.  New York: New York University Press, pp. 236-272.

2000 Goldstein, Donna M. and Guita Grin Debert.  “Apresentação.”  (transl. “Introduction”) In: Debert, Guita and Donna Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. São Paulo: Editora Sumaré, Brazil, pp. 9-14.

2000 Goldstein, Donna M.  “Por que os homens não envelhecem? Violência, morte, conversão religiosa e a vida cotidiana nas favelas do Rio de Janeiro.” (transl. “Why Don’t Men Reach Old Age? Violence, Death, Religious Conversion and Everyday Life in the Shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro”) In: Debert, Guita and Donna Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. São Paulo: Editora Sumaré, Brazil, pp. 15-48.

1999 Goldstein, Donna. “’Interracial’ Sex and Racial Democracy in Brazil: Twin Concepts?” American Anthropologist 101 (3): 563-578.

1998 Goldstein, Donna.  “Nothing Bad Intended: Child Discipline, Punishment, and Survival in a Shantytown in Rio de Janeiro.” In: Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Carolyn Sargeant, eds. Small Wars: The Cultural Politics of Childhood. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California-Berkeley Press, pp.  389-415.

1997 Goldstein, Donna. “Re-imagining the Jew in Hungary: The Reconstruction of Ethnicity through Political Affiliation.” In: Wicker, Hans-Rudolph, ed. Rethinking Nationalism and Ethnicity: The Struggle for Meaning and Order in Europe. Oxford and New York: Berg, pp. 193-210.

1996 Goldstein, Donna. “O lugar da mulher no discurso sobre AIDS no Brasil.” (transl. “The Place of Women in the Discourse of AIDS in Brazil”) In: Richard Parker and Jane Galvão, eds. Quebrando o silêncio: Mulheres e AIDS no Brasil (transl. Breaking the Silence: Women and AIDS in Brazil). Rio de Janeiro: Relume Dumará Editores, pp. 137-152.

1995 Goldstein, Donna.  “De la estrella amarilla a la estrella roja: El antisemitismo, el anticomunismo y los judios de Hungría.” (transl. “From Yellow Star to Red Star: Anti-semitism, Anti-Communism, and the Jews of Hungary”)  Política y Cultura (transl. Politics and Culture) Año 3, No. 4, Spring, pp. 107-123.

1995 Goldstein, Donna. “From Yellow Star to Red Star: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Communism, and the Jews of Hungary.” PoLar, Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology, 18(1): 1-12.

1994 Goldstein, Donna. “AIDS and Women in Brazil: The Emerging Problem.” Social Science and Medicine 39(7): 919-929. Awarded Virchow Prize in Medical Anthropology, 1995.

1992 Goldstein, Donna. “From Condom Literacy to Women’s Empowerment: AIDS and Women in Brazil.” Proteus 9(2): 25-34, Fall.

Collaborative Writing

2018 Goldstein, Donna M. and Kristen Drybread. Introduction: The Social Life of  Corruption in Latin America.” in Donna M. Goldstein and K. Drybread, eds. Special Themed Journal Issue titled, “The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America,” Culture, Theory and Critique, 59(4): 299-311.

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. and Kira Hall. “Postelection surrealism and nostalgic racism in the hands of Donald Trump,” in Goldstein and Hall, eds. HAU Colloquium titled, “From Candidacy to Governance: Rethinking ‘The Hands of Donald Trump’,” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7(1), pp. 397-406.

2016 Hall, Kira, Goldstein, Donna M. and Matthew B. Ingram. “The Hands of Donald Trump: Entertainment, Gesture, Spectacle,” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(2), pp. 433-447.

2016 Goldstein, Donna M. “Investigating anthropology’s Cold War Histories,” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6(2), pp. 457-462.

2015 Goldstein, Donna M. and Kira Hall. “Mass Hysteria in Le Roy, New York: How Brain Experts Materialized Truth and Outscienced Environmental Inquiry,” American Ethnologist 42(4), pp. 640-657.

2015 Goldstein, Donna M. and Stawkowksi, Magdalena E. “James V. Neel and Yuri E. Dubrova: Cold War debates and the genetic effects of low-dose radiation.” Journal of the History of Biology (2015) 48, pp. 67-98.

Book reviews

2016 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Rebekah Park’s The Reappeared: Argentine Former Political Prisoners, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014, American Anthropologist, 118, (1), March               2016, 208-9.

2014 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer’s The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life.  Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.  American Ethnologist 41.1, pp. 213-214.

2013 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Angela Garcia’s The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010.  American Ethnologist 40.4, pp. 805-807.

2013 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Michael J. Montoya’s Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. American Ethnologist 40.1, pp. 232-233.

2012 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Roberto Abadie’s The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2010. American Ethnologist 39.4, pp. 835-6.

2012 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Alexander Edmonds’ Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2010. American Ethnologist, 39.3, pp. 627-8.

2008 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Desmond Arias’ Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security. Durham, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Contemporary Sociology 37(6): 578-9.

2004 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of László Kürti’s The Remote Borderland: Transylvania in the Hungarian Imagination. New York: State University of New York Press, 2001. American Anthropologist, 106(2): 412-413.

2001 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of James N. Green’s Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. American Anthropologist 103(4): 1218-1220.               

2000 Goldstein, Donna. Book Review of John Burdick’s Blessed Anastàcia: Women, Race, and Popular Christianity in Brazil. New York and London: Routledge Press, 1998.  American Ethnologist 102(1): 186-7.

1999 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Deborah Pacini Hernandez’s Bachata: A Social History of a Dominican Popular Music.  Philadelphia, PA.: Temple University Press, 1995.  Popular Music and Society, Fall 1999, vol. 23.3, pp. 105-108.

1996 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Daniel Touro Linger’s Dangerous Encounters: Meanings of Violence in a Brazilian City. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992. American Ethnologist 23(1): 185-186.

Public Anthropology

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. “General Flynn Goes Nuclear: Reactor Projects, Corruption and the Russia Inquiry.” Counterpunch, December 19, 2017. See,  https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/19/gen-flynn-goes-nuclear-reactor- projects-corruption-and-the-russia-inquiry/

2017 Goldstein, Donna M. “Fieldnote as Political Weapon: James Comey’s Ethnographic Turn” Cultural Anthropology online, Dispatches, June 22. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1162-fieldnote-as-political-weapon-james-comey-s-ethnographic-turn

2015 Goldstein, Donna M. “The Nuclear Option: For Anthropologists Who Have Considered Humor When the Drive to Modernity is Not Enough.” Savage Minds [Now Anthrodendum]. https://savageminds.org/2015/04/06/the-nuclear-option-for-anthropologists-who-have-considered-humor-when-the-drive-to-modernity-is-not-enough/#more-16651