The Social Life of Politics. Ethics, Kinship and Union Activism in Argentina. Stanford University Press 2017


P-1489717059-Where-Are-The-Unions-320x512@2xWhere are the Unions? Workers and Social Movements in Latin America, The Middle East and Europe. Zed books 2017

ebook_kThe Anthropology of Citizenship. A Reader. Wiley-Blackwell 2013

el-alto-rebel-city El Alto, Rebel City. Duke University Press 2008 (published in Spanish by Plural, 2013)

doing the rights thingMaxine Molyneux and Sian Lazar. Doing the Rights Thing. Rights-based Development and Latin American NGOs. ITDG publishing, 2003

Articles and Book Chapters

2018: ‘Spontaneity, antagonism and the moral politics of outrage. Urban protest in Argentina since 2001.’ in Worldwide Mobilizations. Class Struggles and Urban Commoning edited Don Kalb and Mao Mollona, Berghahn Press, pp. 92-117

2018: A ‘kinship anthropology of politics’? Interest, the collective self, and kinship in Argentine unions, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24.2: 256-274 Open Access Version

2018: ‘Postscript’ in eds. M Ystanes and I Asedotter Stronen, The Social Life of Economic Inequalities and Contemporary Latin America. Decades of Change, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 275-282

2016: Attention to Infrastructure offers a welcome reconfiguration of anthropological approaches to the political: The 2015 meeting of the Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory (GDAT), Laura Bear, Penny Harvey, Sian Lazar, Laura Rival, AbdouMaliq Simone, Soumhya Venkatesan. Critique of Anthropology OnlineFirst

2016: ‘Notions of work, patrimony and production in the life of the Colón Opera HouseJournal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 21.2: 231-253 Open Access Version

2016: ‘Narrativa histórica, tiempo político ordinario y momentos revolucionarios: temporalidades coexistentes en la experiencia vivida de los movimientos sociales’ in ed. María Inés Fernández Álvarez, Hacer juntos(as): dinámicas, contornos y relieves de la política colectiva, Buenos Aires: Biblos

2016: “Learning to live with crisis: How Brexit brought Latin America home to me.” FocaalBlog, 16 August.

2016: “‘The happiness revolution has begun’: Argentina and the end of post-neoliberalism?” FocaalBlog, 17 March.

2015: “Of autocracy and democracy, or discipline and anarchy: when organizational structure meets political ideology in Argentine public sector trade unions“. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) 38.2: 279-299

2015: ‘This is not a parade, it’s a protest march’. Intertextuality, citation, and political action on the streets of Bolivia and Argentina. American Anthropologist 117.2: 242-256. OPEN ACCESS VERSION HERE

2014: ‘Historical narrative, mundane political time and revolutionary moments: coexisting temporalities in Argentine and Bolivian social movements.’ In Special Issue of JRAI: ‘Doubt, Conflict, Mediation: The Anthropology of Modern Time’, edited by Laura Bear.

2014: ‘Citizenship’, in A Companion to Urban Anthropology, edited by Don Nonini, Boston and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwel.

2013:  ‘Citizenship, Political agency and technologies of the Self in Argentinean Trade Unions’Critique of Anthropology 33.1

2012: ‘Citizenship Quality: a new agenda for development?’Journal of Civil Society, 8(4): 333-350.

2012: ‘Group belonging in trade unions: idioms of sociality in Bolivia and Argentina’, in eds. N Long and H Moore, Sociality. New Directions, Berghahn Press.

2012: ‘A desire to formalize work? Comparing trade union strategies in Bolivia and Argentina’ Anthropology of Work Review 33.1

2012: ‘Disjunctive comparison: Citizenship and Trade Unionism in Bolivia and Argentina’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 18.2.

2010: ‘Schooling and Critical Citizenship: Pedagogies of Political Agency in El Alto, Bolivia’Anthropology and Education Quarterly

2009: ‘Citizenship’ and ‘Latin American Anthropology’ in A. Barnard and J. Spencer Encyclopedic Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, London, Routledge.

2008: ‘Eso es luchar sindicalmente. Ciudadanía, el estado y los sindicatos en El Alto, Bolivia’ number 27 of Cuadernos de Antropología Social, Journal of the Social Anthropology Section of the Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires

2007 ‘In-betweenness at the Margins: Collective Organisation, Ethnicity and Political Agency among Bolivian Street Traders’, in James Staples (ed), Livelihoods at the Margins: Surviving the City, Left Coast Press

2006 Co-editor (with John McNeish), ‘Special Issue: The Millions Return? Democracy in Bolivia at the Start of the 21st Century‘, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 25, April 2006; Introduction and article: ‘El Alto, Ciudad Rebelde: Organisational Bases for Revolt’

2006 ‘Movilización Social en El Alto’, in ed. Pilar Domingo: Democracia, Gobernabilidad y Participacion en Bolivia: 1993-2003, Universidad de Salamanca

2005  ‘Citizens despite the state: everyday corruption and local politics in El Alto, Bolivia’, in D. Haller and C. Shore eds., Corruption: Anthropological Perspectives, London: Pluto Press, pp. 212-228

2004  ‘Education for Credit. Development as Citizenship Project in Bolivia’Critique of Anthropology 24 (3)

2004  ‘Personalist Politics, Clientelism and Citizenship: Local Elections in El Alto, Bolivia‘, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 23 Issue 2 pp.228-243

2003 (Maxine Molyneux and Sian Lazar) Doing the Rights Thing: Latin American NGOs and Rights-based Development, ITDG Publishing

2002 ‘The politics of the everyday: populism, gender and the media’ in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia‘,Goldsmiths, GARP 6


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