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John has published major articles in Boundary 2, New Formations, Radical Philosophy, Angelaki, Revista de Crítica Cultural, Nuevo Texto Crítico, Boletín, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista Iberoamericana, Nepantla: Views from South, Traces and Sight and Sound.

His edition and translation of Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican Postcards, was given a Special Mention for the LASA 98 Bryce Wood book prize.

He has contributed essays to: the Archivos critical edition of Miguel Angel Asturias, El Señor Presidente; Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience, eds. A. Benjamin and P. Osborne; Las culturas de fin de siglo, ed. J. Ludmer; Cannibalism and the Colonial Order, eds. F. Barker, P. Hulme & M. Iverson; Fronteras de la modernidad en América Latina, eds. H. Herlinghaus & M. Moraña; The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader, eds A. Rios, A. de Sarto & A. Trigo, Walter Benjamin: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory ed. P. Osborne, among others. Some of these articles have also been translated and published in the Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese.

John is currently preparing three books: on transcultural and subaltern studies; crime form and the state in Mexico (in collaboration with Alberto Moreiras); and Eva Perón and the populist state.




- Politicas literarias: politica y acumulacion en la cultura latino-americana (with a Prologue by Roger Bartra), FLACSO, Mexico, 2012

-Edited, Translated and Introduced: Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican Postcards, Verso, London, 1997 (202 + xxii)



-‘A Small Andean History of Photography: Yawar fiesta’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3, September, 2012, pp. 359-378

- ‘Noir into History: James Ellroy’s Blood’s A Rover’, Radical Philosophy, 163, September-October, 2010, pp. 25-33.

- ‘Elasticity of Demand: Reflections on The Wire’, Radical Philosophy, 154, March-April, 2009, pp. 25-3; and in Liam Kennedy and Steven Shapiro (eds.), ‘The Wire’: Race, Class and Genre, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2012, pp. 170-192 (in Spanish language versions in Kilometro 111, No. 10, May 2012, pp. 107-124)

- ‘El (pos)-marxismo politico: notas sobre Ernesto Laclau´, El ojo mocho, 21, Invierno-Primavera, 2008, pp. 45-

- ‘The Cinematic State: Eva Perón as the Image of Peronism’ Verksted 9: ‘ISMS: Recuperating Political Radicality in Contemporary Art II ­ Populism and Genre’, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, 2008, pp. 27-46.

-‘Amores perros y la mercantilización del arte (bienes, tumba, trabajo)’, Revista de Crítica Cultural, No. 33, Junio 2006, pp.12-19

- ‘The Cultural Turn? On the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (1992-2004)’, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Tomo XXXIX, No. 3, Octubre 2005, pp. 561-569

- ‘Difference against Development: Spiritual Accumulation and the Politics of Freedom’, Boundary 2, Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 53-80

- ‘Gobernar es repoblar: sobre la acumulación originaria neo-liberal’, in Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXIX, No. 203, Abril-Junio, 2003, pp. 361-366

- ‘Eva-Peronismo, Literatura, Estado’, Revista de Crítica Cultural, Julio, 2002, pp. 46-51

- ‘Translation and the Work of Transculturation’, Traces: A Multilingual Journal of Transnational Cultural Theory, 1, 2000, pp. 95-108

- ‘Revolución-Porno: El fiord y el estado Eva-Peronista’, Boletín, 8, 2000, pp. 44-55

[English translation in Angelaki. A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities [special issue on ‘Subaltern Affect’], Vol. 6, No. 1, 2001 [Definitive version in Herman Herlinghaus (ed.), Narraciones anacrónicas de la modernidad: melodrama y modernidad en América Latina, Editorial Cuarto Propio, Santiago de Chile, 2002, pp. 295-313]

- ‘Empire, or Multitude: Transnational Negri’, Radical Philosophy, 103, September/ October 2000, pp. 29-39

- ‘Hybridity in a Transnational Frame: Latin Americanist and Postcolonial Perspectives on Cultural Studies’, Nepantla: Views from the South, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2000, pp. 111-137