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2017. (ed.) Prototyping cultures: art, science and politics in beta. London and New York: Routledge.

2013. An anthropological trompe l’oeil for a common world. Oxford and New York: Berghahn

2010. Chris Kelty, Alberto Corsín Jiménez and George Marcus (eds.) Prototyping prototyping. ARC, Anthropological Research on the Contemporary: Episode 2.

2008. (ed.) Culture and well-being: anthropological approaches to freedom and political ethics, London: Pluto Press. (Amazon) (Pluto)

2007. (ed.) The Anthropology of Organisations. Ashgate Publishing. (Amazon) (Ashgate)

2001. The becoming of space: a geography of liminal practices of the city of Antofagasta, Chile. Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography in compliance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) of the University of Oxford


Journal articles

2017. ‘We fall.’ History and Anthropology, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 293-296. DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2017.1289933. Special section, Ethical futures in suspension.

2017. ‘Political exhaustion and the experiment of street: Boyle meets Hobbes in Occupy Madrid.‘ (With Adolfo Estalella.) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 23, Issue S1, pp. 110-123

2017. ‘Mortgage durée: towards a politics ‘in construction‘. Ethnos, Vol. 82, Issue 3, pp. 492-507. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2016.1220968. Special issue, Urban Times, ed. Morten Nielsen.

2016. ‘Auto-borradores: la antropología y la cultura difuminándose mutuamente.Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, Vol. LXXI, número 1, pp. 59-66.

2016. ‘Ethnography: a prototype.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.) Ethnos, online first, DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2015.1133688. Special Issue, Obstruction and Intervention, edited by Rane Willerslev, Lotte Meinert and George Marcus.

2015. ‘Why an open access publishing cooperative can work. A proposal for the AAA’s journal portfolio’. (With John Willinsky, Dominic Boyer, Giovanni da Col and Alex Golub.) HAU. Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5 (2): v-xii

2015. ‘Anthropology: a prototype’, in ‘Forum: Rethinking Euro-Anthropology’, Social Anthropology, Vol. 23 (3): 348-350.

2014. ‘The right to infrastructure: a prototype for open source urbanism‘. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32 (2): 342-362

2014. ‘Assembling neighbors: the city as hardware, method, and “a very messy kind of archive“‘ Common Knowledge 20 (1): 150-171

2013. ‘The prototype: more than many and less than one.Journal of Cultural Economy 7 (4): 381-398. Special Issue, Prototyping cultures: art, science and politics in beta, ed. Alberto Corsín Jiménez.

2013. ‘The interior design of (free) knowledge.’ (With Adolfo Estalella and Zoohaus.) Journal of Cultural Economy 7 (4): 493-515. Special Issue, Prototyping cultures: art, science and politics in beta, ed. Alberto Corsín Jiménez.

2013. ‘The atmospheric person: value, experiment, and “making neighbors” in Madrid’s popular assemblies.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.) HAU. Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Vol 3(2): 119-39. Special issue on ‘Value as theory’.

2013. ‘Valuation Studies? Our collective two cents‘. (With Hans Kjellberg*, Alexandre Mallard*, Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Patrik Aspers, Stefan Beljean, Alexandra Bidet, Emmanuel Didier, Marion Fourcade, Susi Geiger, Klaus Hoeyer, Michèle Lamont, Donald MacKenzie, Bill Maurer, Jan Mouritsen, Ebba Sjögren, Kjell Tryggestad, François Vatin, and Steve Woolgar.) Valuation Studies. Vol 1(1): 11-30.

2013. ‘Asambleas al aire: la arquitectura ambulatoria de una política en suspensión.‘ (With Adolfo Estalella.) Revista de Antropología Experimental. Vol 13: 73-88.

2011. ‘Daribi kinship at perpendicular angles: a trompe l’eoil anthropology‘. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Vol 1 (1): 141-157.

2011. ‘Ethnography under arrest?’. Anthropology Matters Journal, Vol. 13 (1)

2011. Invited comments on Nigel Rapport’s ‘The liberal treatment of difference: an untimely meditation on culture and civilization’. Current Anthropology, Vol. 52 (5): 687-710.

2011. #spanishrevolution. (With Adolfo Estalella.) Anthropology Today. Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 19-23.

2011. Trust in anthropology. Anthropological Theory. Vol. 11, No. 2, pp- 177-196.

2011. ‘El extraño, el huésped y la máquina.Carta. Revista de Pensamiento y Debate del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. No. 2. Primavera-Verano.

2010. ‘The prototype: a sociology in abeyance.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.)  In ‘Prototyping Prototyping’ (ed.) Chris Kelty, Limn Issue Number 0

2010. ‘Prototyping relationships: on techno-political hospitality.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.) In ‘Prototyping Prototyping’ (ed.) Chris Kelty, Limn Issue Number 0

2010. ‘Comunidades de afectados, procomún y don expandido.’ (With Antonio Lafuente.) Revista Fractal. No. 57. Mexico: November 2010.

2010. ‘How knowledge grows: an anthropological anamorphosis’. Open Anthropology Cooperative Press Working Paper Series, No 3.

2010. ‘The political proportions of public knowledge.’ Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 3: 1, pp. 69-84.

2009. ‘Managing the social/knowledge equation.’ Cambridge Anthropology. Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 66-90. Special issue in honour of Marilyn Strathern, eds. Ashley Lebner and Sabine A. Deiringer.

2008. ‘Madrid ‘en construcción’: polis y apocalipsis en una sociedad hipotecaria’. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 321-340

2008. ‘Economies of repetition: anthropology on the cultures of innovation.’ Madrid+d, No. 46, pp. 21-26
2008. ‘Relations and disproportions: the labor of scholarship in the knowledge economy.’ American Ethnologist, Vol 35, No. 2, pp- 229-242.

2007. ‘Cooperación y procomún: relaciones antropológicas.Archipiélago: cuadernos de crítica de la cultura, No. 77-78.

2007. ‘‘An anthropological concept of the concept’: reversibility among the Siberian Yukaghir.’ (With Rane Willerslev.) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 527-544.

2007. ‘Pampa e historia: minería del salitre en el Desierto de Atacama en el siglo XX.’ Hombre y Desierto, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile

2006. ‘Economy and aesthetic of public knowledge’. CRESC Working Paper 26, Manchester: The University of Manchester.

2005. ‘Towards an interactive professional ethics.’ (With Ian Harper.) Anthropology Today, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 10-12.

2005. ‘Changing scales and the scales of change: ethnography and political economy in Antofagasta, Chile.’ Critique of Anthropology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 155-174

2005. ‘After trust.’ Cambridge Anthropology, Special edition on ‘Creativity or temporality?’, eds. Eric Hirsch and Sharon Macdonald, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 64-78

2004. ‘The form of the relation: anthropology’s enchantment with the algebraic imagination‘. Manchester: unpublished manuscript.

2003. ‘On space as a capacity’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 137-153.

2003. ‘Working out personhood: notes on labour and its anthropology’, Anthropology Today, Volume 5, no. 5, pp. 14-17.


Chapters in books

2018. ‘Prototyping‘. In Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, eds. Celia Lury, Patricia T. Clough, Una Chung, Rachel Fensham, Sybille Lammes, Angela Last, Mike Michael, Emma Uprichard. London: Routledge.

2017. ‘Exchanging Equations: Anthropology as/beyond Symmetry‘. In Redescribing Relations: Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics, ed. Ashley Lebner. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 77-103.

2016. ‘Glosario borroso sobre ciudad‘. In Ciudad Sensible: Infraestructura para la Participación, eds. Nuria Matarredona Desantes, Antonio Moya Latorre, Irene Reig Alberola, Víctor Soriano Tarín. Valencia: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, pp. 151-156.

2016. ‘Ecologies in beta: the city as an infrastructure of apprenticeships.‘ (With Adolfo Estalella.) In Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion, eds. Penelope Harvey, Casper Bruun-Jensen, Atsuro Morita. London: Routledge, pp- 141-156.

2016. ‘Matters of sense: preoccupation in Madrid’s popular assemblies.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.) In Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, Assemblies, Atmospheres, eds. Anders Blok and Ignacio Farías. London and New York:Routledge, pp. 147-163.

2015. ‘The capacity for re-description’. In Detachment: essasy on the limits of relational thinking, eds. Matei Candea, Joanna Cook, Catherine Trundle and Thomas Yarrow, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 179-196

2013. ‘Asambleas populares: el ritmo urbano de una política de la experimentación.’ (With Adolfo Estalella.) In La democracia del futuro: del 15M a la emergencia de una sociedad civil viva, eds. Marta Cruells y Pedro Ibarra, Madrid: Icaria Editorial

2012. ‘The art of balance, or else...’ In Differentiating development: beyond an anthropology of critique, eds. Soumhya Venkatesan and Tom Yarrow, Oxford: Berghahn

2010. ‘The height, length and width of social theory.’ In The social after Gabriel Tarde: debates and assessments, ed. Matei Candea, London: Routledge, pp. 110-128.

2008. ‘Introduction: well-being’s re-proportioning of social thought’. In Culture and well-being: anthropological approaches to freedom and political ethics, ed. Alberto Corsín Jiménez, London: Pluto Press

2008. ‘Well-being in anthropological balance: remarks on proportionality as political imagination.’ In Culture and well-being: anthropological approaches to freedom and political ethics, ed. Alberto Corsín Jiménez, London: Pluto Press

2007. ‘Introduction.’ In The Anthropology of Organisations, ed. Alberto Corsín Jiménez. Ashgate Publishing

2007. ‘Teaching ethnography ethnographically.’ In Casebook in Enquiry-based learning. University of Manchester: Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-based Learning.

2007. ‘Industry going public: rethinking knowledge and administration.’ In Anthropology and Science, eds. Peter Wade, Jeanette Edwards and Penny Harvey, Berg Publishers, pp. 39-57

2005. ‘Landscaping history: nitrate mining in the Atacama desert in the 20th century’. In Mike Smith and Paul Hesse (eds.), 23 South: archaeology and environmental history of the southern deserts. National Museum of Australia, pp. 333-344

2004. ‘Teaching the field: the order, ordering, and scale of knowledge’. In David Mills and Mark Harris (eds.) Teaching rites and wrongs: the making of anthropologists. CSAP: Birmingham, pp. 145-162


Teaching resources

2006. Teaching ethnography ethnographically. Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning. Manchester: University of Manchester.

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