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Dr Rosita Armytage, PhD (ANU)
Rosita Armytage is an anthropologist specialising on elites, social class, capitalism, and global development, with a particular focus on Pakistan. She was awarded a PhD in anthropology from the Australian National University in 2017. Drawing on 14 months of fieldwork in Pakistan, her research examines the lives of the Pakistani business and political elite – the economic 1% – and the ways in which they have acquired and retained power and privilege. Her first book, titled Big Capital in a Volatile World: the Micropolitics of Wealth Accumulation in Pakistan, is due out with Berghahn Books in 2019.
- Economic Anthropology
- Social Mobility
- South Asia
Chapter in book
- Bell, M. & Armytage, R. (2018). What Ethnography Reveals about The Class Dimensions of North Korean Migration: Conducting Ethnography in the Borderlands. In Decoding the Sino-North Korean Borderlands. Cathcart, A., Green, C. & Denney, S. Amsterdam University Press.
- Peiffer, Caryn, Marquette, Heather, Armytage, Rosita & Budhram, Trevor (2019). The surprising case of police bribery reduction in South Africa. Crime, Law and Social Change 72(5): 587-606.
- Armytage, Rosita (2018). Elite ethnography in an insecure place: The methodological implications of “studying up” in Pakistan. Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 82: 80-93.
- Armytage, Rosita (2016). Alliance of State and Ruling Classes in Contemporary Pakistan. Economic & Political Weekly 51(31).
- Armytage, Rosita (2018). Pakistani voters weigh their options as China and the military transform their country. The Conversation