This page lists my print publications, and papers, mostly in Spanish or Portuguese, that are available as Open Access articles online. It is more up-to-date and complete than the information now available from the University of Manchester website. I have also uploaded some unpublished work to and will continue to do this from time to time.

At the end of the list is a section that contains some online papers that were originally on my personal website at Manchester University, which is no longer available. Click on the title to view the paper as a PDF in a separate window or tab or to download it.

Authored Books

(2017) La cara oculta de la inseguridad en México. 230pp. Mexico City: Paidós.

(2016) La nueva guerra contra los pobres: la producción de inseguridad en Latinoamérica. Translated by Francisco J. Ramos Mena. 312pp. Barcelona: Ediciones Bellaterra.

(2015) The New War on the Poor: The Production of Insecurity in Latin America. 256pp. London: Zed Books.

(2004) Cultura y desafío en Ostula: cuatro siglos de autonomía indígena en la costa-sierra nahua de Michoacán. 379 pp. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(2000) Power and its Disguises: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics. 288 pp. London and Boulder, Col.: Pluto Press. Second Edition, revised and extended. Also published in translation in Greek and Chinese.

(2000) El poder y sus disfraces: perspectives antropológicas de la política. 414 pp. Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra. (First Spanish Edition, extended version of English Second Edition).

(1995) Neoliberalism, Transnationalization and Rural Poverty: A Case Study of Michoacán, Mexico. 241 pp. Boulder, Col., San Francisco and Oxford: Westview Press. Republished by Routledge, 2019.

(1994) Power and its Disguises: Anthropological Perspectives on Politics. 248 pp. London and Boulder, Col.: Pluto Press.

(1993) Casi Nada: Capitalismo, Estado y los Campesinos de Guaracha. 732 pp. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán (Spanish version of 1991 book, enlarged, revised and updated).

(1991) Casi Nada: A Study of Agrarian Reform in the Homeland of Cardenismo. Studies on Culture and Society No. 4. 420 pp. Albany: Institute of Mesoamerican Studies, State University of New York. (Distributed by University of Texas Press, Austin)

Edited Books

(2017) with Maria Gabriela Hita and Mariano Perelman, Disputas em torno do espaço urbano: processos de [re]produção/construção e apropriação da cidade. Salvador: EDUFBA. The preface by John Collins and general introduction to the book by the editors are available here.

(2016) World Anthropologies in Practice: Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge. ASA Monographs 52. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

(2012) with Patience A. Schell, New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

(1988) with B. Bender and M.T. Larsen, State and Society: the Emergence and Development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization. 347 pp. London: Unwin Hyman. (reissued in paperback by Routledge, 1995)

Academic Journal papers

(2019) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “La política de odio en Brasil.” Alteridades 29(58): 47–58.

(2019) “Capitalism, the Politics of Hate, and Everyday Cosmopolitanisms”, Critique of Anthropology 39 (3): 310–28.

(2019) “¿Vale la pena todavía hablar de una antropología británica?” Cuiculico. Revista de Ciencias Antropológicas 25 (73): 189–209,

(2019) “Reworking the Universal in an Interconnected World”, American Anthropologist 121(2): 507–8. doi:10.1111/aman.13254.

(2019) “In Memoriam Stephen Nugent, 1950–2018”, Critique of Anthropology 39 (1): 3–11.

(2018) with Maria Gabriela Hita,  “Requalificação urbana e despejos em centros novo e antigo de Salvador”, Caderno CRH 31: 39–58. Open access at

(2018) with Maria Gabriela Hita. “Atores em disputas urbanas: os espaços contenciosos do urbanismo neoliberal”, Caderno CRH 31: 9–23. Open access at

(2018) “El conocimiento antropológico en tiempos de la ‘post-verdad’”, Encartes Antropológicos 1(1): 47-55. Comentario al coloquio “Giro global a la derecha y la relevancia de la antropología” de Gustavo Lins Ribeiro.

(2018) “Securitization, mafias and violence in Brazil and Mexico”, Global Discourse 8(1): 139-154. DOI 10.1080/23269995.2017.1406679.

(2018) “Review of ‘Existential threats and regulating life: securitization in the contemporary Middle East’, by Simon Mabon”, Global Discourse, DOI 10.1080/23269995.2018.1408269.

(2014) “Indigenous Autonomy, Delinquent States, and the Limits of Resistance”, History and Anthropology 25(4): 507-529.

(2013) “La mala administración de la seguridad pública”, Revista de Antropología Social, No. 22: 25-57.

(2013) “Límites de la autonomía y autodefensa indígena: experiencias mexicanas”, Oxímora No. 2: 1-2,

(2012) “Segurança humana: uma meta viável?” Caderno CRH 25(66): 519-33.

(2012) “Limites da autonomia e da autodefesa indígena. Experiências mexicanas”, Mana 18(3): 449-470.

(2011) “Nuevas epistemologías en Antropología: Antropologías desde el Sur”, Boletín Colegio Etnólogos y Antropólogos Sociales, A.C., 2011: 11–24.

(2010) “El derecho a una vivienda”, Revista de Antropología Social 19: 103–129.

(2010) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Antropologia na análise de situações periféricas urbanas”, Cadernos Metrópole 12 (23): 189-209.

(2009) “Power in Political Anthropology”, The Journal of Power 2(1): 9–33.

(2008) “’The People’s Oil’: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Possibility of Another Country in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela”, Focaal 52: 57–74.

(2008) “Introduction: Anthropological Perspectives on Indigenous Resurgence in Chiapas”, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 15(5): 483–505.

(2008) “Fateful Legacies and the Burdens of Academic Excellence: UK Anthropology and the Public Sphere”, World Anthropologies Network E-Journal, No.3, April 2008: 167–179,

(2006) “Resisting the Global Slum: Politics, Religion and Consumption in the remaking of Life Worlds in the Twenty-First Century”, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 25(3): 322–339.

(2005) “Some Histories are More Possible than Others: Structural Power, Big Pictures and the Goal of Explanation in the Anthropology of Eric Wolf”, Critique of Anthropology 25(1): 37–57.

(2005) “Citizenship and the Social Geography of Deep Neoliberalization”, Anthropologica 47(1): 81–100.

(2004) “La ciudadanía y la geografía social de la neoliberalización profunda”, Relaciones 100: 74–106.

(2003) “Neoliberalismo e ingobernabilidad: caciquismo, militarización y movilización popular en el México de Zedillo”, Relaciones 96: 42–78. Spanish version of an article originally published in English, with a new epilogue.

(2003) “Introduction: Old Economy, New Economy; Old Corruption, New Corruption” in John Gledhill (ed.) Forum: The Enron Scandal: Global Corporatism against Society, Social Analysis 47(3): 130–135. Reprinted in the Berghahn Critical Interventions series (2004) John Gledhill (ed.) Corporate Scandal, pp. 1–10. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

(2002) “Una nueva orientación para el laberinto: la transformación del estado mexicano y el verdadero Chiapas”, Relaciones 90: 201–257.

(2002) “Just Wars, Civilization and Empire in Postmodernity: Perspectives from South of the Río Grande”, Social Analysis 46(1): 134–141. Reprinted in the Berghahn Critical Interventions series (2004) Bruce Kapferer (ed.) The World Trade Center and Global Crisis, pp. 59–70. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

(2001) “Facing the Future: Anthropology and the Transformation of the University”, Anthropology in Action, 8(1): 49-55

(2001) “Disappearing the Poor? A Critique of the New Wisdoms of Social Democracy in an Age of Globalization”, Urban Anthropology 30(2–3): 123–156. Reprinted (2004) in Marc Edelman and Angelique Haugerud (eds.) The Anthropology of Development and Globalization, pp. 381–390, Maldon and Oxford: Blackwell Publishing).

(2001) “De-romanticizing Subalterns or Re-colonializing Anthropology? Denial of Indigenous Agency and Reproduction of Northern Hegemony in the Work of David Stoll”, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 8(1): 135–161.

(1999) “The Challenge of Globalisation: Reconstruction of Identities, Transnational Forms of Life and the Social Sciences”, Journal of European Area Studies 7(1): 9-37.

(1999) “Official masks and shadow powers: towards an anthropology of the dark side of the state”, Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economy 28(3-4): 199-251.

(1999) “Eric R. Wolf: An appreciation”, Critique of Anthropology 19(2): 202–208.

(1998) “Uma exploração muito particular: o caso de migração mexicana para os EUA”, Travessia: Revista do Migrante, numero 30 (April): 22-24.

(1998) “The contribution of Mexican migration to restructuring U.S. capitalism: NAFTA as an instrument of flexible accumulation”, Critique of Anthropology 18:3: 279-296.

(1998) “Contesting Regimes of Truth: Continuity and Change in the Relationships Between Intellectuals and Power”, Identities 4 (3–4): 515–28.

(1997) “¿El fin de toda ilusión? Neoliberalismo, relaciones económicas trasnacionales y reforma agraria en la Ciénega de Chapala, Michoacán”, Relaciones 71: 211-257.

(1995) “(Re)conformación del poder local en época de exclusión política y polarización social”, Ciudades (Mexico) 25: 44–51.

(1992) “Movimientos sociales, partidos políticos y las trampas de poder en un mundo transnacionalizado”, Sociedad y Estado (Mexico) No. 6.: 35–46.

(1990) “El campo y los nuevos movimientos sociales: una crítica de algunas tendencias teóricas de moda”, Relaciones 45: 147- 179.

(1990) “¿El fin de la comunidad campesina? Reproducción campesina, migración y desarrollo capitalista en el occidente de Michoacán”. Relaciones 42: 107–156.

(1988) “La destrucción de la hacienda porfiriana en el occidente de Michoacán”, Cuadernos (Mexico) 7: 3–15.

(1988) “Agrarian social movements and forms of consciousness”. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 7(2): 257–276.

(1985) “The Peasantry in History: some notes on Latin American Research.” Critique of Anthropology 5(1): 35–56.

(1982) “La evolución multilineal y el desarrollo del modo asiático de producción.” Relaciones (Mexico) 11: 5–43.

(1981) “Agrarian Change and the Articulation of Forms of Production: the case of the Mexican Bajío.” Bulletin of Latin American Research 1(1): 63–80.

(1980) “Time’s Arrow: Anthropology, History, Social Evolution and Marxist theory”. Critique of Anthropology 16: 3–30.

Book Chapters

(2020), with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Organizações de Base Comunitárias e Direitos à Cidade em Salvador (BA- Brasil): uma Experiência de Fazer Pesquisa Engajada”, in Vitor Oliveira Jorge (ed.) Modos de Fazer/Ways of Making, pp. 197-218, Porto: CITEM. Available as an open access e-book at:

(2020), with Maria Gabriela Hita “Political Parties, Big Business, Social Movements and ‘the Voice of the People’: Views from Above and Below on the Crisis Created by the 2016 Coup in Brazil”, in Marina Gold and Alessandro Zagato (eds.) After the Pink Tide: Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America, pp. 43-70. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. This book is available open access in PDF and ePub formats at

(2019) “The Brazilian Crisis and the Ghosts of Populism”, in Bruce Kapferer and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (eds.) Democracy’s Paradox: Populism and its Contemporary Crisis, pp. 55-73. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

(2019), with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Desarrollo urbano e inseguridad: ¿Cada quien en su lugar o limpieza social”, in Mercedes Di Virgilio y Mariano Perelman (eds.) Disputas por el espacio urbano: desigualdades persistentes y territorialidades emergentes. Buenos Aires: Editora Biblos.

(2018) “Security, Securitization, Desecuritization: How Security Produces Insecurity”, in Harald Wydra and Bjørn Thomassen (eds.) Handbook of Political Anthropology, pp. 379-394. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

(2018), with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Neighbourhood Grassroots Organizations and Rights to the City in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil”, in Setha Low (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City, pp. 283-296. New York and London: Routledge.

(2018) “Prólogo”, in Salvador Maldonado Aranda, La ilusión de la seguridad, pp. 11-19. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(2018) “Neoliberalism,” in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan. Major Reference Works. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

(2018) “Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA),” in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan. Major Reference Works. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

(2018) “Governance Issues in Development,” in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan. Major Reference Works. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

(2016) “Foreword”, in David Lehmann (ed.) The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Latin America, pp. v-xx. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2015) “The Defense of Territory in the Costa-Sierra Nahua of Michoacán”, in Andrew Roth-Seneff, Robert V. Kemper and Julie Adkins (eds.) From Tribute to Communal Sovereignty: The Tarascan and Caxcan Territories in Transition, pp. 194-212. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

(2015) “Seguridizar, reprimir, pacificar: una crítica de las nuevas guerras de América Latina”, in Laura Valladares de la Cruz (ed.) Nuevas violencias en América Latina: los derechos indígenas ante las políticas neoextractivistas y las políticas de seguridad, pp. 31-62. Mexico City: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.

(2015) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Entre conflictos, pobreza y pasión de lucha en Barrio de la Paz: Acciones de enfrentamiento de la violencia policial e inseguridad”, in Margarita Zárate and Maria Gabriela Hita (eds.) Actores sociales, violencias y luchas de emancipación: lecturas desde una antropología crítica, pp. 85-110. Mexico City: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.

(2014) “El orden del crimen y el orden del Estado”, in Daniel Míguez, Michel Misse y Alejandro Isla (eds.) Estado y Crimen Organizado en América Latina, pp. 39-61. Buenos Aires: Libros de la Araucaria, S.A.

(2014) “Los límites de la autodefensa indígena: el caso de Ostula, Michoacán”, in Daniel Míguez, Michel Misse y Alejandro Isla (eds.) Estado y Crimen Organizado en América Latina, pp. 93-110. Buenos Aires: Libros de la Araucaria, S.A.

(2014) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “¿Las redes de organización popular aún pueden cambiar la ciudad? El caso de Salvador, Bahía, Brasil”, in Mercedes di Virgilio and Mariano Perelman (eds.) Ciudades Latinoamericanas: Desigualdad, segregación y tolerancia, pp. 85-112. Buenos Aires: CLACSO.

(2013) “Desenvolvimento e segurança humana”, in Anete Brito Leal Ivo, Elsa S. Kraychete, Ângela Borges, Cristiana Mercuri, Denise Vitale and Stella Sennes (eds.) Dicionário temático desenvolvimento e questão social: 81 problemáticas contemporâneas, pp. 129-134. São Paulo, Brasilia and Salvador: Annablume, CNPq and FAPESB.

(2013) “Redeeming the Promise of Inclusion in the Neo-Liberal City: Grassroots Contention in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil”, in Simone Abram and Gisa Weszkalnys (eds.) Elusive Promises: Planning in the Contemporary World, pp. 117-135. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

(2012) with Peter Wade, “North and Latin American Societies from a Continental Perspective”, in Richard Fardon, Olivia Harris, Trevor H.J. Marchand, Mark Nuttall, Cris Shore, Veronica Strang and Richard A. Wilson (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Social Anthropology, Volume I, pp. 487-510. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi and Singapore: Sage Publications Ltd and the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth.

(2012) “Power in Political Anthropology”, in Mark Haugaard and Kevin Ryan (eds.) Political Power: The Development of the Field, pp. 55-85, IPSA World of Political Science Series, Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich Publishers.

(2012) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Beyond an Anthropology of ‘the Urban Poor’,” in Soumhya Venkatesan and Thomas Yarrow (eds.) Differentiating Development, pp. 109-125. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

(2012) “Violence and Reconstitution in Mexican Indigenous Communities,” in Wil G. Pansters (ed.) Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico, pp. 233-251. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

(2012) “Introduction: A Case for Rethinking Resistance,” in John Gledhill and Patience A. Schell (eds.). New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico, pp. 1-20. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

(2011) “The Persistent Imaginary of ‘the People’s Oil’: Nationalism, Globalisation and the Possibility of Another Country in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela,” in Andrea Behrends, Stephen P. Reyna, and Günther Schlee (eds.) Crude Domination: An Anthropology of Oil, pp. 165-189. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

(2010) “Rebeliones latinoamericanas contra el barrio bajo global: movimientos sociales, estados nacionales y las prácticas de la vida cotidiana”, in Antonio Escobar Ohmstede, Fernando I. Salmerón Castro, Laura R. Valladares de la Cruz and Ma. Guadalupe Escamilla Hurtado (eds.) Reformas del Estado: Movimientos Sociales y Mundo Rural en el Siglo XX en América Latina, pp. 247–286. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

(2010) “Hegemonic, Subaltern and Anthropological Cosmopolitics”, in Dimitrios Theodossopoulos and Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (eds.) United in Discontent: Local Responses to Cosmopolitanism and Globalization, pp. 148–167. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

(2009) “The Rights of the Rich versus the Rights of the Poor”, in Sam Hickey and Diana Mitlin (eds.) Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Exploring the Potential and Pitfalls, pp. 31–46. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.

(2008) “Los territorios indígenas en México: ¿Creación de reservas o bases de la democratización?” in Javier Laviña and Gemma Orobitg (eds.) Resistencia y Territorialidad: Culturas Indígenas y Afroamericanas, pp. 11-30. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona.

(2008) “Anthropology and globalisation”, in Eveline Baumann, Laurent Bazin, Pepita Ould-Ahmed, Pascale Phelinas, Monique Selim and Richard Sobel (eds.) Anthropologues et Économistes Face à la Globalisation. Paris: L’Harmattan.

(2007) “Reflexiones en torno a los Estados, los subalternos y las relaciones de poder en un mundo de flujos de bienes y personas”, in Sonia Báez Hernández, Anadeli Bencomo and Marc Zimmerman (eds.) Ir y Venir: Procesos Transnacionales entre América Latina y el Norte, pp. 261–283. Santiago, Chile: Bravo y Allende Editores.

(2007) “Indigenous Movements in Mexico: Impasse or Forward Motion?” in Jessica Perkins and Karen Campbell (eds.) Across Borders: Diverse Perspectives on Mexico, pp. 99–116. Toronto: ISCMexico.

(2005) “¿Por qué necesitamos el campo? La ruralidad y el bienestar social”, in Esteban Barragán López (ed.) Gente de campo: Patrimonios y dinámicas rurales en México Vol. II, pp. 319–341. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(2005) “The Difficult Steps Towards the Enjoyment of Full Citizenship: Beyond Transitology”, in Willem Assies, Marco A. Calderón and Ton Salman (eds.) Citizenship, Political Culture and State Transformation in Latin America, pp. 383–402. Amsterdam: Dutch University Press and El Colegio de Michoacán.

(2005) “Land Reform (Mexico)”, in John M. Herrick and Paul H. Stuart (eds.) Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, pp. 218–222. Thousand Oaks, London and New Delhi: Sage Publications.

(2004) “Neoliberalism”, in David Nugent and Joan Vincent (eds.) A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, pp. 332–348. Malden, MA, Oxford and Carlton, Victoria: Blackwell Publishing.

(2004) “Corruption as the Mirror of the State in Latin America”, in Italo Pardo (ed.) Between Morality and Law: Corruption, Anthropology and Comparative Society, pp. 155–179. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

(2004) “Introducción: pensando acerca del presente a través del pasado”, in Andrew Roth Seneff (ed.) Recursos Contenciosos: Ruralidad y Reformas Liberales en México, pp. 15–39. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(2003) “Rights and the Poor”. In Richard Wilson and Jon Mitchell (eds.) Human Rights in Global Perspective, pp. 209–228. London and New York: Routledge.

(2002) “The Powers Behind the Masks: Mexico’s Elite and Political Class at the End of the Twentieth Century”. In Cris Shore and Stephen Nugent (eds.) Elite Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives, ASA Monographs 38, pp. 39–60. London and New York: Routledge.

(2002) “Some Conceptual and Substantive Limitations of Contemporary Western (Global) Discourses of Rights and Social Justice”. In C. Abel and C. Scott (eds.) Exclusion and Engagement: Social Policy in Latin America, pp. 131–147. London: Institute of Latin American Studies.

(2002) “Los pasos difíciles a la ciudadanía amplia: más allá de la transitología”. In Marco A. Calderón, Willem Assies and Ton Salman (eds.) Ciudadanía, Cultura Política y Reforma del Estado en América Latina, pp. 501–524. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán and Instituto Federal Electoral Michoacán.

(2002) “Anthropology and Politics: Commitment, Responsibility and the Academy”. In Joan Vincent (ed.) The Anthropology of Politics: A Reader in Ethnography, Theory and Critique, pp. 438–451. Malden, Mass. and Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

(2002) “A Small Discipline: The Embattled Place of Anthropology in a Massified British Higher Education Sector”. In Winnie Lem and Belinda Leach (eds.), Culture, Economy, Power: Anthropology as Critique, Anthropology as Praxis, pp. 73–87. New York: SUNY Press.

(2001) “La dialéctica región-centro-nación al fin del siglo XX: poderes regionales, poderes transnacionales y la transformación del estado”. In Salvador Maldonado Aranda (ed.) Dilemas del Estado Nacional: Una visión desde la cultura y el espacio regional, pp. 27–53. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán and CIESAS.

(1999) “El Reto de la Globalización: Reconstrucción de identidades, formas de vida transnacionales y las ciencias sociales”. In Gail Mummert (ed.) Fronteras Fragmentadas, pp. 23–54. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(1998) “The Indigenous Past in the Mexican Present”, in Warwick Bray and Linda Manzanilla (eds.) The Archaeology of Mesoamerica, pp. 68-82. London: British Museum Press.

(1998) “Neoliberalism and Ungovernability: Caciquismo, Militarisation and Popular Mobilisation in Zedillo’s Mexico”, in Valentina Napolitano and Xóchitl Leyva Solano (eds.) Encuentros Antropológicos: Power, Identity and Mobility in Mexican Society, pp. 9-28. London: Institute of Latin American Studies.

(1998) “¿Se puede pensar en otra ‘modernidad’ rural?”, in Sergio Zendejas and Pieter de Vries (eds.) Las Disputas por el México Rural: Transformaciones de Prácticas, Identidades y Proyectos. Vol. I Actores y Campos Sociales, pp. 103–131. Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán.

(1997) “Liberalism, Socio-Economic Rights and the Politics of Identity: From Moral Economy to Indigenous Rights”, in Richard Wilson (ed.) Human Rights, Culture and Context: Anthropological Approaches, pp. 70–110. London: Pluto Press.

(1997) “Against the Motion (2)” in Peter Wade (ed.) Cultural Studies will be the Death of Anthropology, 8th GDAT Debate, Manchester: Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory.

(1996) “Las sociedades frente a la internacionalización: identidades y aspectos culturales de la segmentación social en el Norte y el Sur”. In Humberto González Chávez and Jesús Arroyo Alejandre (ed.) Globalización y Regionalización: El Occidente de México, pp. 45–74. Guadalajara: University of Guadalajara Press.

(1995) “The State, the Countryside … and Capitalism”. In Robert Aitken, Nikki Craske, Gareth Jones and David Stansfield (eds.) Dismantling the Mexican State? London: Macmillan.

(1995) “Commentary.” In Sergio Zendejas and Pieter de Vries (eds.) Rural Transformations Seen From Below: Regional and Local Perspectives From Western Mexico, pp. 69–75. La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.

(1993) “Michoacán is different? Neoliberalism, Neocardenism and the hegemonic process”. In Neil Harvey (ed.) Mexico: Dilemmas of Transition, pp. 91–117. London: Institute of Latin American Studies and British Academic Press.

(1989) “The Imperial form and universal history: some reflections on relativism and generalisation.” In M.J. Rowlands, D. Miller and C.Tilley (eds.) Domination and Resistance, pp. 106–125. London: Unwin Hyman.

(1988) “Legacies of Empire: political centralization and class formation in the Hispanic-American world”. ibid., pp. 302–19.

(1988) “Introduction: the comparative study of social and political transitions.” In J. Gledhill, B. Bender & M.T. Larsen (eds.), State and Society: the Emergence and Development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization, pp. 1–29, London: Unwin Hyman.

(1986) “State and Class Formation in Mexico, 16th–19th centuries: frameworks for comparative analysis.” In Thomas C. Patterson & Christine Ward Gailey (eds.), 1987, Power Relations and State Formation: Essays from a Marxist Perspective, pp. 117- 154. Washington D.C.: The American Anthropological Association. Republished 1992 by Sheffield Publishing Company (Salem, Wisconsin).

(1984) “The Transformation of ‘Asiatic’ Formations: Late Prehispanic Mesoamerica.” In M. Spriggs (ed.), Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology, pp. 135–148. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(1982) with M.T. Larsen, “The Polanyi paradigm and the dynamics of ancient states: Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica.” In C. Renfrew, M.J. Rowlands and B. Segraves (eds.), Theory and Explanation in Archaeology: the Southampton Conference, pp. 197–229. London: Academic Press.

(1981) with M.J. Rowlands, “Materialism and socio-economic process in multilinear evolution.” In C. Renfrew and S. Shennan (eds.) Ranking, Resource and Exchange, 1982, pp. 144–150. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(1978) “Formative Development in the North American Southwest.” In D. Green, C. Hazelgrove and M. Spriggs (eds.), Social Organization and Settlement: Approaches from Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography, pp. 241–290. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

(1977) with M.J. Rowlands, “The relationship between archaeology and anthropology.” In M. Spriggs (ed.) Archaeology and Anthropology: Areas of Mutual Interest, pp. 143–58. Oxford: B.A.R. Reprinted, with revisions, in Critique of Anthropology, 2(8).

Popular Journal Papers

(2008) with Maria Gabriela Hita, “Beyond Victims and Aggressors: Thinking About Violence in Poor Families in Brazil and Mexico”, Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America VII(2): 23–25.

Professional Journal Papers

(2005) “Reinventing Anthropology, Anew”, Anthropology News 46(7): 6–7.

(2000) “Finding a New Public Face for Anthropology”, Anthropology Today 16(6): 1-3.

Review Articles

(2013) “Real Indians Doing Real Things in Latin American History”, Dialectical Anthropology 37(1): 83-101.

(2011) “Taking Another Look at Marx and Anthropology”, Dialectical Anthropology 35(1): 7-11.

(2010) “Anthropological Perspectives on the Neoliberal Multicultural Moment in Latin America”, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 16: 651-653.

(2004) “Sobre Christopher R. Boyer, Becoming Campesinos: Politics, Identity and Agrarian Struggle in Postrevolutionary Michoacán, 1920–1935”, Historia Mexicana No. 215: 141–147.

(1996) “From ‘Others’ to Actors: New Perspectives on Popular Political Cultures and National State Formation in Latin America”, American Anthropologist 98(3): 630–33.

(1994) “Dilemmas of the Latin American Left in a Neoliberal Age.” Critique of Anthropology 14 (4): 437–42.

Online papers from my old personal website at Manchester University

(2007) “Rebeliones latinoamericanas contra el barrio bajo global

(2007) “Indigenous Movements in Mexico: Impasse or Forward Motion?

(2006) “Non-State Actors: Agents of Reform or Global Governmentality?

(2004) “The Two Deaths of Digna Ochoa: A Window onto the Violences of Power in Neoliberal Mexico.”

(2004) “Beyond Speaking Truth to Power: Anthropological Entanglements with Multicultural and Indigenous Rights Politics” (originally published in the Manchester Social Anthropology Working Papers series).

(2004) “Indigenous Autonomy as a Strategy for Social Inclusion.”

(2000) “Getting New Bearings in the Labyrinth: The Transformation of the Mexican State and the Real Chiapas.”

(1999) “Moral Ambiguities and Competing Claims to Justice: Exploring the Dilemmas of Activist Scholarship and Intervention in Complex Situations.”

(1999) “Autonomy & Alterity: The Dilemmas of Mexican Anthropology.”

(1998) “What’s New, What’s Global and What’s Marxism at the end of the 20th Century?

(1996) “Putting The State Back In Without Leaving The Dialectics Out: Social Movements, Elites and Neoliberalism.”

(1996) “Languages of Rights and Struggles for Moral Relations: Exploring the Paradoxes of Popular Protest in Mexico.”

(1995) “The End of All Illusions? Neoliberalism, Transnational Economic Relations and Agrarian Reform in the Ciénega de Chapala, Michoacán.”