Articles, chapters, comments and reviews


The two faces of character: moral tales of animal behaviour. Social Anthropology 26, 361–375.

Paradoxical Pedagogies: Reassembling Individual (Animal) Subjects. In Recovering the Human Subject. Martin Holbraad, James Laidlaw, and Barbara Bodenhorn, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Introduction: Echoes of a conversation. In Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory. Matei Candea, ed. London: Routledge.

Severed Roots: Evolutionism, Diffusionism and (Structural-)Functionalism. In Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory. Matei Candea, ed. London: Routledge.


No Actor, No Network, No Theory: Bruno Latour's Anthropology of the Moderns. In Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory. Matei Candea, ed. London: Routledge.



Science. Felix Stein, Sian Lazar, Matei Candea, et al., eds. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology.

This Is (Not) like That. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7(1): 517–521.

We Have Never Been Pluralist: On Lateral and Frontal Comparisons in the Ontological Turn. In Comparative Metaphysics: Ontology after Anthropology. Pierre Charbonnier, Gildas Salmon, and Peter Skafish, eds. London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Introduction: Revisiting Tarde’s House (expanded version). IN The Social After Gabriel Tarde: Debates and Assessments (Second Edition). (ed) M. Candea. London: Routledge.


Introduction: Reconsidering Detachment. (with J. Cook, C. Trundle & T. Yarrow) In Detachment: Essays on the limits of relational thinking (eds) M. Candea, J. Cook, C. Trundle & T. Yarrow. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


“There is Something”: Charlie Galibert’s Corsica. Anthropological Quarterly, 87, 525-540.

The Ontology of the Political Turn. Fieldsights - Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology Online

A statement from the incoming editor. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 20, 1-2.



The Fieldsite as Device. Journal of Cultural Economy, 6, 241-258.

Suspending Belief: Epoche in Animal Behavior Science. American Anthropologist, 115, 423-436. 

Objects made out of action. In Objects and Materials Companion, (Eds, Harvey, P. et al.) Routledge, London, 


The task of anthropology is to invent relations: 2010 meeting of the Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory. Critique of Anthropology, 32, 43-47.

The return to hospitality (with G. da Col). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 18, S1–S19.

Derrida en Corse? Hospitality as scale-free abstraction. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 18, S34-S48. 

Different Species, One Theory: Reflections on Anthropomorphism and Anthropological Comparison. Cambridge Anthropology, 30, 118-135. Pre-print (free) 

Review: The science of passionate interests: an introduction to Gabriel Tarde’s Economic anthropology. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 18, 506-507.

Review: Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place. Cultural Anthropology, 27, 735-741.


“Our Division of the Universe” Making a Space for the Non-Political in the Anthropology of Politics. Current Anthropology, 52, 309-334.

Two hopes built on swarms.BioSocieties, 6, 365-369.

Fragments d’identité. Revue Fora!, 8, 49-51.

Endo/Exo. Common Knowledge, 17, 146-150.

“We both wait together”: Poaching Agustin Fuentes. Kroeber Anthropological Society, 100, 148-151.


Ontology Is Just Another Word for Culture (with Carrithers et al) Motion Tabled at the 2008 Meeting of the Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory, University of Manchester. Critique of Anthropology, 30, 152-200.

Anonymous Introductions: Identity and Belonging in Corsica. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16, 119-137.

“I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat”: Engagement and detachment in human-animal relations. American Ethnologist, 37, 241-258.


Multi-sited Ethnography.In Routledge encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology, (Eds, Barnard, A. & Spencer, J.) Routledge, London ; New York, pp. 485-486.


Lessons for life: Student Reflections on the teaching of Sue Benson (with Tom Yarrow). Cambridge Anthropology, 27, 77-89.

Fire and identity as matters of concern in Corsica. Anthropological Theory, 8, 201-216.

Thinking Through Tourism. The ASA meeting 2007. Anthropology Today, 24, 28.


Arbitrary locations: in defence of the bounded field-site. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 13, 167-184.

reprinted as Candea, M. (2009) Arbitrary Locations: In Defence of the Bounded Field-site (with a new afterword). In Multi-sited ethnography : theory, praxis and locality in contemporary research, (Ed, Falzon, M.-A.) Ashgate, Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, pp. 25-46.


Resisting Victimhood in Corsica. History and Anthropology, 17, 369-384.

Anthropology of Cross-Channel Debates. Anthropology Today, 22, 24.