Journal Article (6)

Journal Article
Ley, Lukas. 2023. The 'kampung formula': infrastructural adventurism and public art in Semarang, Indonesia. Urban Studies 60(13): 2612–2631. DOI:
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Ley, Lukas. 2022. On the margins of the hydrosocial: quasi-events along a stagnant river. Geoforum 131: 234–242. DOI:
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von Storch, Lilian, Jing Sun, and Lukas Ley. 2021. New climate change activism: before and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale 29(1): 205–209. DOI:
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Ley, Lukas and Franz Krause. 2019. Ethnographic conversations with Wittfogel's ghost: an introduction. Environment and Planning C 37(7): 1151–1160. DOI:
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Ley, Lukas. 2018. Discipline and drain: river normalization and Semarang's fight against tidal flooding. Indonesia 105: 53–75. DOI:
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Ley, Lukas. 2016. "Dry feet for all": flood management and chronic time in Semarang, Indonesia. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 9(1): 107–125. DOI:

Book Chapter (3)

Book Chapter
Ley, Lukas. 2021. The global swamp: the amphibious as a figure of heterotopia. In: Franz Krause and Mark Harris (eds.). Delta Life: exploring dynamic environments where rivers meet the Sea. Studies in Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology 28. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 57–80.
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Ley, Lukas. 2021. Figuring (out) the sinking city: tidal floods and urban subsidence in Semarang, Indonesia. In: Eli Elinoff and Tyson Vaughan (eds.). Disastrous times: beyond environmental crisis in urbanizing Asia. Critical Studies in Risk and Disaster. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 46–64.
Book Chapter
Ley, Lukas. 2018. Jacobs, Jane. In: Bryan S. Turner (ed.). The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of social theory 3. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 1211–1214.

Other (1)

Ley, Lukas. 2020. Chronic present. Network for Contemporary Anthropological Theory.

Newspaper Article (1)

Newspaper Article
Ley, Lukas. 2021. The coastal edge. Anthropology News, January 12, 2021.

Book Review (3)

Book Review
Ley, Lukas. 2020. A future history of water. Andrea Ballestero, Durham: Duke University Press, 2019, 232 pp. City and Society 32(3). DOI:
Book Review
Ley, Lukas. 2018. Hydraulic city: water and the infrastructures of citizenship in Mumbai. Nikhil Anand, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2017, 312 pp. City and Society 30(3). DOI:
Book Review
Ley, Lukas. 2018. Goldstein, Daniel M.: Owners of the sidewalk. Security and survival in the informal city. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 334 pp. Anthropos 113(1): 304–306. DOI:

Monograph (1)

Ley, Lukas. 2021. Building on borrowed time: rising seas and failing infrastructure in Semarang. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press.
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