Theory & Ethnography


“Scrutinizing the Street: Poverty, Morality, and the Pitfalls of Urban Ethnography.” American Journal of Sociology 107-6 (May 2002): 1468-1532.

“The Curious Eclipse of Prison Ethnography in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Ethnography 3-4 (Winter 2002), Special issue on “In and Out of the Belly of the Beast: Dissecting the Prison”: 371-397.

Reprints & Translations

Portuguese translation: “O curioso eclipse da etnografía prisional na era deo encarceramento de massa,” Discursos Sediciosos. Crime, direito e sociedade (Rio de Janeiro), 13, Fall 2003, pp. 11-34.
Spanish translation in Panoptico (Barcelona), new series, 4-2, Summer 2004.

“Les ruses de la raison impérialiste” (with Pierre Bourdieu). Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 121-122 (March 1998): 109-118.
English version: “The Cunning of Imperialist Reason,” Theory, Culture, and Society, 16-1, February 1999, pp. 41-57.


Reprints & Translations

English version: “The Cunning of Imperialist Reason,” Theory, Culture, and Society, 16-1, February 1999, pp. 41-57.
Responses: Couze Venn, “On the Cunning of Imperialist Reason: A Questioning Note or Preamble for Debate,” Theory, Culture, and Society, 16-1, February 1999, pp. 59-62;  John D. French, “The Missteps Of Anti-Imperialist Reason: Bourdieu, Wacquant and Hanchard's Orpheus and Power,” Theory, Culture and Society, 17-1, 2000, pp. 107-128; Jan Nederveen Pieterse “Globalization North and South: Representations of Uneven Development and the Interaction of Modernities,” ibid., pp. 129-138; Jonathan Friedman, “Americans Again, or the New Age of Imperial Reason? Global Elite Formation, its Identity and Ideological Discourses,” ibid., pp. 139-146; Pnina Werbner, “Who Sets the Terms of the Debate? Heterotopic Intellectuals and the Clash of Discourses,” ibid., pp. 147-156; Michel Wievorka,“Contextualizing French Multiculturalism and Racism,” ibid., pp. 157-162; Saskia Sassen, “Excavating Power,” ibid., pp. 163-170.
Abridged and revised English version: “The New Global Vulgate,” The Baffler, 12, Spring 1999, pp. 69-78.
Spanish translations: “Sobre las astucias de la razón imperialista,” Apuntes de investigacion (Buenos Aires), 4, June 1999, pp. 9-22; “Los artificios de la razón imperialista,”Voces y cultura: Revista de Comunicación, 15, Spring 2000, pp. 109-128; “Las astucias de la razón imperialista,” in Pierre Bourdieu, Intellectuales, política y poder, Buenos Aires, Eudeba, 1999, pp. 205-222.
Republished in book form: Las argucias de la razón imperialista, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Paidós, 2001, 55p.
German: “Die List der imperialistischen Vernunft,” Eingrenzungen, Ausgrenzungen, Entgrenzungen, Konstanz, UVK Universitätsverlag, 1999, pp. 3-20.
Portuguese: “Sobre as artimanhas da razâo imperialista,” in Escritos de Educaçâo, Petropolis, Editora Vozes, 1999, pp. 17-32.
Greek: Outopia, 44, 2001, pp. 103-125.
Japanese: in Isho, 2005.
Chinese: forthcoming in Cultural Studies: West and China, Fall 2002.
Norwegian: “Om den imperialistiske fornufltens lis,” Agora. Journal for Metafysisk Sepkulasjon (Oslo), 21-2/3, Fall 2003, pp. 330-359.
Reprinted (expanded 2005 version) in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Arabic, Swedish, Bulgarian, and Slovenian in the various editions of Loïc Wacquant (ed.), The Mystery of Ministry: Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2005, pp. 178-198.
Japanese translation (expanded 2005 version) in Kan: History, Environment, Civilization, 31, Autumn 2007, pp. 318-343.