Books | Book chapters | Refereed journal articles | Major review essays | Other publications | Book reviews
M. Valverde, Chronotopes of law: time, space and jurisdiction in legal networks. Under contract, Cavendish/Routledge (London)
M. Valverde, Everyday law on the street: city governance in an age of diversity.
Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2012. 305 pp.
Winner of 2013 Herbert Jacobs book award, Law and Society
Association (‘for a major contribution to sociolegal scholarship]
M. Valverde, The force of law. Toronto: Groundwork/House of Anansi Press, 2010. 144 pp. (Popular small-format book). Korean translation, 2011.
M. Valverde, The age of light, soap, and water: moral reform in English Canada 1880s-1920s. Second edition, with new preface (orig. pub. 1991). Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Markus Dubber and M. Valverde, eds., Police and the Liberal State. Stanford University Press, 2008.
M. Valverde, Law and order: signs, meanings, myths. London: Cavendish/Routledge, 2006.
Markus Dubber and M. Valverde, eds., The new police science: the police power in domestic and international governance. Stanford University Press, 2006.
Peter Goodrich and M. Valverde, eds., Nietzsche and legal theory: half-written laws. New York, Routledge, 2005.
M. Valverde, Law’s dream of a common knowledge. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2003. 248 pp.
M. Valverde, Diseases of the will: alcohol and the dilemmas of freedom. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. 251 pp.
- Co-winner of the 2000 Herbert Jacob Biannual Book Prize by the
Law and Society Association, “for a major contribution to sociolegal
M. Valverde, L. Macleod and K. Johnson, eds., Wife assault and the Canadian criminal justice system:Issues and policies (Toronto, Centre of Criminology, 1995) 375 pp.
M. Valverde, ed., Studies in moral regulation (Toronto, Centre of Criminology, 1994)
- Book version of special issue of Canadian J. of Sociology
F. Iacovetta and M. Valverde, eds., Gender conflicts: New essays in women’s history (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1992).
M. Valverde, The age of light, soap, and water: moral reform in English Canada 1880s-1920s (Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1991).
- chapter 1 reprinted in A. Glasbeek, ed., Moral regulation and governance in Canada (CSPI 2006); several chapters regularly used in numerous course packages.
M. Valverde, Sex, power and pleasure (Toronto, Women’s Press, 1985; and Philadelphia, New Society, 1987). 212 pp.
- Published in French, with a new introduction, as Sexe, pouvoir, plaisir by Remue-Menage, Montreal, 1989.
- Published in German, with a new introduction, as Sex, Macht, und Lust by Orlanda Frauenverlag, Berlin, 1989.
- German translation republished as mass-market paperback by Fischer Verlag, 1994.
- chapter II reprinted in B. Fox, ed., Family Bonds and Gender Divisions (Toronto, Canadian Scholars Press, 1990; and second edition, 2000).
- numerous excerpts included in B. Crow and L. Gotell, eds., Introduction to Women’s Studies Reader (Toronto, Prentice Hall, 1999); excerpt re-published in M. Storr, ed., The bisexuality reader (London, Routledge, 1999)
- other excerpts republished in other anthologies on sexuality.
K. McDonnell and M. Valverde, eds., The healthsharing book: resources for Canadian women (Toronto, Women’s Press, 1985).
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Note: refereed books marked with an asterisk *
Note: all chapters and articles single-authored unless otherwise indicated
M. Valverde and A. Weaver, forthcoming “’The Crown wears many hats’:
Canadian aboriginal law and the blackboxing of Empire" in Kyle McGee,
ed. Latour and the passage of law
“Chronotopes of law” forthcoming in I. Braverman, N. Blomley, D. Delaney and A. Kedar, eds.,The Expanding Spaces of Law. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
P. O’Malley and M. Valverde, forthcoming "Focault: the governmentalisation of law and justice" - entry for Foundational Texts in the Criminal Law, ed. by Markus Dubber. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
M. Valverde and P. O’Malley, forthcoming “Criminology” – entry for Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law, ed. Markus Dubber. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“The legal regulation of sex and sexuality”, forthcoming in Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, eds., Oxford Handbook of Crime, Sex, and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press.
“Conclusion: analyser les risques et la gestion du risque” in D. Niget and M. Petitclerc, eds., Pour une histoire du risque. Preses Universitaires du Quebec, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012 (pp. 240-250).
“Lombroso’s Criminal Woman and the uneven development of the modern lesbian identity” in P. Knepper and P.J. Ystehede, eds., The Lombroso Handbook. London, Routledge, 2013 (pp. 201-214).
* "Beyond the Criminal Code: municipal licensing and zoning
bylaws", co-authored with Emily van der Meulen, in E. Van der Meulen et
al, eds., Selling sex: experience, advocacy, and research in Canada.Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2013
"Analyser la gestion du risque hors de l'opposition entre tradition et modernite", in Histoire des risques ed. Martin Petitlerc and David Niget, Presses Universitaires du Quebec. 2012.
"The legal regulation of sex and sexuality" in Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Crime, Gender and Sexuality, forthcoming Oxford, 2013
*”The question of scale in urban criminology”, in Adam Crawford, ed., International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, 567-587
* “Law versus history: Foucault’s genealogy of modern sovereignty” in Andrew Neal and Michael Dillon, eds., Foucault on politics, security, and war. (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 135-151
* “Police, law, and sovereignty in Foucault’s College de France lectures” in M. Dubber and M. Valverde, eds., Police and the liberal state (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2008), 15-32
* “Bodies, words, identities: the moving targets of the criminal law” in M. Dubber and L. Farmer, eds., Criminal Justice Histories (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2007), pp. 224-251.
“Toronto: a ‘multicultural’ urban order” in A. Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, ed., Law and the City. (London, Routledge-Cavendish, 2007), pp. 191-204.
“‘Craving’ research: smart drugs and the elusiveness of desire” in Sabine Maasen and Barbara Sutter, eds., On willing selves: neoliberal politics vis-a-vis the neuroscientific challenge. (London, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), pp.167-188.
* “How law knows: theoretical and methodological issues” in A. Sarat et al., eds. How law knows (University of Michigan Press, 2007), pp. 72-93
* “Peace, order, and good government: police-like powers in postcolonial perspective” in M. Dubber and M. Valverde, eds., The new police science (Stanford University Press, 2006), pp. 73-106.
“Pain, memory, and the creation of the liberal subject: Nietzsche on the criminal law” in P. Goodrich and M. Valverde, eds., Nietzsche and legal theory: half-written laws (New York, Routledge, 2005), 67-89.
- Shortened version published in Korean in Postmodern Jurisprudence, ed. Prof. Yi, Seoul, 2007.
* “Experience and truth telling in a post-humanist world: a
Foucaultian contribution to feminist ethical reflections” in Karen
Vintges and Diana Taylor, eds., Feminism and the final Foucault (University of Illinois Press, 2004), 63-90.
M. Valverde and M. Mopas, “Insecurity and the dream of targeted governance” in W. Larner and W. Walters, eds., Global Governmentality (London, Routledge, 2004), 233-250.
“Targeted governance and the problem of desire” in R. Ericson and A. Doyle, eds., Risk and morality (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2003), 438-458.
M. Valverde and D. Moore, “Party girls and predators: chronotopes of female risk” in Debi Brock, ed., Making normal: social regulation in Canada (Toronto, Harcourt Brace, 2003), pp 306-328.
[revised version of ‘Maidens at risk’ 2000 article in Economy and Society]
“Governing security, governing through security”, in R. Daniels, P. Macklem and K. Roach, eds., The security of freedom: essays on Canada’s antiterrorism bill (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2001).
“Racial poison: alcohol, race and gender in first-wave feminism” in I. Fletcher, P. Levine, and L. Mayhall, eds., Elusive sisterhood: women’s suffrage, citizenship,nation and race in the British Empire (New York, Routledge, 2000) pp. 32-50.
* “Judging speech: an inquiry into the Supreme Court’s theory of signification” in A. Hutchinson and K. Petersen, eds., Censorship in Canada today (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1999) pp. 56-79.
* “Building an anti-delinquent city: gender, youth and morality in the post-war city” in J. Parr, ed., A diversity of women: postwar Ontario 1945-1970 (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1995) pp. 19-45.
* “Sexuality” Chapter in an introductory sociology textbook, R. Brym ed., New Society: Sociology for the twenty-first century (Toronto, Harcourt Brace, 1995; revised second edition, 1997), pp. 74-102.
* “‘When the mother of the race is free’: ‘race’ in first-wave
feminist sexual and reproductive politics” in F. Iacovetta and M.
Valverde, eds., Gender conflicts: new essays in women’s history (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1992), pp. 3-26.
“Representing childhood: the multiple fathers of the Dionne quintuplets” in C. Smart, eds., Regulating motherhood: historical essays on sexuality, marriage, and motherhood (London, Routledge, 1992), pp. 119-146.
* L. De La Cour, C. Morgan and M. Valverde, “Gender and state
formation in nineteenth century Ontario” in A. Greer and I. Radforth,
eds., Colonial Leviathan: state formation and society in mid-nineteenth century Canada (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1992), pp. 163-191.
* “Racism and antiracism in feminist research” in C. Backhouse and D. Flaherty, eds., Challenging times: the women’s movement in Canada and the United States (Montreal, McGill-Queen’s Press, 1992), pp. 160-165.
“Feminist perspectives in criminology” in R. Ericson and C. Shearing, eds., Criminology Reader (Toronto, Centre of Criminology, 1991), pp. 239-257.
“Too much heat, not enough light” in L. Bell, ed., Good girls/bad girls: sex trade workers and feminists face to face (Toronto, Women’s Press, 1987), pp. 27-33.
M. Valverde and L. Weir, “The state, the media, and women’s sexuality” in V. Burstyn, ed., Women against censorship (Vancouver and Toronto, Douglas and MacIntyre, 1985), pp. 135-147.
“Pornography” in C. Guberman and M. Wolfe, eds., No safe place: violence against women and children (Toronto, Women’s Press, 1985), pp. 127-158.
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Refereed journal articles
Note: articles sole-authored unless otherwise indicated
“The question of scale in feminist legal theory” forthcoming in University of California at Irvine Law Review
"Sind wir Poststrukturalistinnen? Foucaults Vermachtnis und der
Stellenwert von Theorie in zeitgenossischen Analysen von Recht und
Sicherheit" Kriminologisches Journal 10, 2012, 58-78.
"Analyzing punishment: scope and scale" Theoretical Criminology Vol. 16 no 2, (Spring 2012) 245-255
"The Crown in a multicultural age: the changing epistemology of (post)colonial sovereignty" Social and Legal Studies 21, 1 (March 2012), 3-21 [lead article]
“Seeing like a city: the dialectic of modern and premodern knowledges in urban governance”, Law and Society Review. 45 no. 2 (June 2011), 277-313.
“Questions of security: a framework for research”, Theoretical Criminology Vol. 15, no 1 (2011), 3-23.
“Practices of criminalization and scales of citizenship”, New Criminal Law Review Vol. 13, no. 2 (2010), 216-240.
“Remembering Walter Benjamin from both sides of the Pyrenees”, Public Culture 21, 3 (2009), 441-450.
“Laws of the street” and Society vol. 21, no. 2 (2009), 163-181.
“Comment” on Loic Wacquant’s Punishing the Poor, Theoretical Criminology Vol. 14, no. 1 (2010), 117-19; simultaneously published in six languages in various European journals.
“Jurisdiction and scale: legal ‘technicalities’ as resources for theory:”. Social and Legal Studies Vol. 18, no 2, June 2009, 139-158.
- Reprinted in K.F. As, ed., The globalization of crime, Sage, October 2013.
“Analyzing the governance of security: jurisdiction and scale”. Behemoth [an international electronic journal of social theory, www.behemoth-journal.de (2008)
“The ethic of urban diversity: urban norms and local law” Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 33, no. 4 (Fall 2008), 895-925.
M. Valverde and R. Levi, “Freedom of the city: Canadian cities and the quest for governmental status” Osgoode Hall Law Journal Vol. 44 no. 3, Fall 2006, 409-460.
“The sociology of law as ‘a means against struggle itself’” Social and Legal Studies Vol. 15, no. 4 (December 2006), 591-598.
Prashan Ranansinghe and M. Valverde, “Governing homelessness through land use” Canadian Journal of Sociology vol. 31 no. 3, (2006), 325-350.
“Taking land use seriously: toward an ontology of municipal law” Law, Text, Culture vol. 9 (2005), 34-59.
“Authorizing the production of urban moral order: appellate courts and their knowledge games” Law and Society Review, Vol. 39, no. 2, June 2005, 419-455.
“A post-colonial women’s law? Domestic violence and the Ontario Liquor Board’s ‘Indian list’, 1950-1990" Feminist Studies Fall 2004, Vol. 30, no. 3, 566-589.
P. O’Malley and M. Valverde, “The uses of pleasure in the liberal governance of drugs and alcohol” Sociology: Journal of the British Sociological Association Vol. 38:1, 25-42 (Winter 2004), 25-42.
“Pragmatist and non-pragmatist knowledge practices in American law” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol. 26, no. 2, November 2003, 86-108.
“‘Which side are you on?’ Uses of the everyday in sociolegal scholarship” PoLAR (Political and Legal Anthropology Review) Vol. 26, no. 1 (May 2003), 86-98.
“Police science, British style: pub licensing and knowledges of urban disorder” Economy and Society Vol. 43 no. 2 (May 2003), 234-53.
M. Valverde and M. Cirak, “Governing bodies, creating gay spaces: police and security issues in Toronto’s gay village” British J. of Criminology, 43 (2003), 102-21.
- Reprinted in L. Moran, ed., Sexuality and Identity, Ashgate 2006.
“Justice as irony: a queer ethical experiment” Law and Literature Vol. 14 no. 1, Spring 2002, pp. 85-102.
- Korean translation in Postmodern Jurisprudence, ed. Prof. Yi, Seoul 2007.
A. Pratt and M. Valverde, “From deserving victims to ‘masters of confusion’: redefining refugees in the 1990s” Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 27, no. 2 (2002) pp. 135-161.
R. Levi and M. Valverde, “Knowledge on tap: police science and everyday knowledge in the legal regulation of drunkenness” Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 26 no. 4 (Fall 2001), 819-846
- Reprinted in Elizabeth Mertz, ed., The role of social science in law (Ashgate, 2008)
“Some remarks on the rise and fall of discourse analysis” Social history/ Histoire sociale (spring 2001), 59-77.
D. Moore and M. Valverde, “Maidens at risk: ‘date rape drugs’ and the formation of hybrid risk knowledges” Economy and Society Vol. 20 no. 4 (fall 2000), 514-531.
“The harms of sex and the risks of breasts: obscenity and indecency in Canadian law” Social and Legal Studies vol. 8 no. 2 (June 1999), 181-198.
“Derrida’s justice and Foucault’s freedom: ethics, history and social movements” Law and Social Inquiry Vol. 24, no. 3 (Summer 1999), 655-676.
- Reprinted in R. Cotterrell, ed., Sociological perspectives on law: contemporary debates (Aldershot,, Ashgate, 2001).
M. Valverde and K. White-Mair, “‘One day at a time’ and other
slogans for everyday life: the ethical practices of Alcoholics
Anonymous” Sociology: Journal of the British Sociological Association vol. 33 no. 2 (May 1999), 393-410.
N. Rose and M. Valverde, “Governed by law?” Social and Legal Studies Vol. 7 no. 4 (Dec. 1998), 569-579.
- Reprinted in R. Cotterrell, ed., Sociological perspectives in law: contemporary debates (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2001)
“Governing out of habit” Studies in Law, Politics and Society 18 (1998), 212-247.
“‘Slavery from within’: the invention of alcoholism and the question of free will in late Victorian Britain” Social History Vol. 22 no. 3 (Oct. 1997), 251-268.
“Six dimensions of social governance: research questions beyond the dichotomy of public and private” in Cahiers d’histoire (mars 1997), 40-55.
“The social purity movement in Canada” Toronto Journal of Theology Vol. 12, no. 2 (Fall 1996), 223-227.
“Social facticity and the law: a social expert’s eyewitness account of law” Social and Legal Studies Vol. 5 no. 1 (June 1996), 201-217.
“‘Despotism’ and the ethical liberal subject” Economy and Society Vol. 25 no. 3 (Aug. 1996), 357-372.
“The dialectic of the familiar and the unfamiliar: the ‘jungle’ in early urban sociology” Sociology: J. of the British Sociological Association Vol. 30, no. 3 (Aug. 1996), 493-510.
“La charité et l’etat: un mariage centenaire” Lien social et politiques 33 (Summer 1995), 27-37.
“The mixed economy as a Canadian tradition” Studies in Political Economy 47 (Summer 1995), 33-60.
- Reprinted in P. Armstrong and P. Evans, eds., Feminism, political economy and the state (Toronto, Canadian Scholars Press, 1999)
“Families, private property, and the state: the Dionne quintuplets and the Toronto Stork Derby” Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 29 no. 4 (Spring 1995), 15-35.
- Reprinted in J. Parr and M. Rosenfeld, eds., Gender and history in Canada (Toronto, Copp Clark, 1996).
“Moral capital” Canadian Journal of Law and Society Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 1994), 213-232.
“As if there were subjects: discourses and social subjectivity” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 28 no. 3 (May 1991) 173-187.
“The rhetoric of reform: tropes and the moral subject” International Journal of the Sociology of Law Vol. 18 no. 1 (1990), 61-73.
“Beyond gender dangers and private pleasures: theory and ethics in the sex debates” Feminist Studies Vol. 15 no. 2 (Summer 1989), pp. 237-254.
- Reprinted in two anthologies of feminist legal studies
M. Valverde and L. Weir, “The struggles of the immoral: preliminary remarks on moral regulation” Resources for Feminist Research Vol. 17, no. 3 (1988), 31-35.
- Reprinted in S. Heald, Moral Regulation Reader (Toronto, Canadian Scholars Press, 1995) and in A. Glasbeek, Moral regulation and governance in Canada (2006)
“‘Giving the female a domestic turn’: the legal, social and moral
regulation of women’s work in British cotton mills, 1820-1850" Journal of Social History, Vol. 21, no. 4 (June 1988), 619-634.
- Article nominated by the journal for Berkshire prize in women’s history.
“The love of finery: fashion and the fallen woman in nineteenth century social discourse” Victorian Studies Vol. 32, no. 2 (winter 1989), 168-188.
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Major review essays
Note: single authored unless otherwise specified
“Foucault’s criminology lectures: new insights on the history of legal forms” Major review essay (10,000 words) forthcoming in Law and Social Inquiry, Spring 2014.
“Spectres of Foucault in law and society scholarship” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 4, 2010.
Ron Levi and Mariana Valverde, “Studying law by association” [Review essay on Bruno Latour and legal studies], Law and Social Inquiry Vol. 33 no. 2, 805-827 (2008)
Review essay on Bruno Latour’s Re-assembling the social, Law and Society Review (2008).
N. Rose, P. O’Malley and M. Valverde, “Governmentality” Annual Review of Law and Social Science No. 2, December 2006, pp. 83-104.
“Genealogies of European states: Foucaultian reflections” [Major review essay of two volumes of Foucault’s lectures], Economy and Society Vol. 36, no. 1 (February 2007), 159-178.
Review essay of Michel Foucault, Society must be defended, in Law, culture, and the humanities, Vol. 1 no. 1, March 2004, 119-131.
“Money, sex, and speech: the law of speech and law as speech” [Review essay of Dissent, injustice, and the meanings of America by S. Shiffrin] Texas Law Review (2000)
“The personal is the political: justice and gender in deconstruction” [Review essay on J. Derrida, Politics of friendship] Economy and Society Vol. 28, no. 2 (May 1999), 300-312.
“Identity politics and the law in the US” [Review essay on six books] Feminist Studies Vol. 25 no. 3 (Winter 1999)
“Deconstructive communism?” [Review essay on J. Derrida, Spectres of Marx] Labour/ le travail 36 (Autumn 1995) 329-340.
“‘No baby? No nation!’” [Review essay on five books on state regulation of motherhood] Signs Vol. 20 no. 2 (Fall 1994).
“Pauperism, moral character, and the liberal state” [Review essay on three books on 19th century philanthropy] Labour/ le travail 30 (Fall 1992).
“Postructuralist gender historians: are we those names?” [Review essay on Joan Scott’s Gender and the politics of history and D. Riley, Am I that name?] Labour/ le travail 25 (1990), 227-236.
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Other publications (selected)
“Social purity” – entry for Handbook of Sexuality Studies, forthcoming.
“Beyond Discipline and Punish: Foucault’s challenge to criminology” in Carceral Notebooks vol. 4 (University of Chicago), 2009, 201-224.
M. Valverde and Ron Levi, “Gobernar a través de la comunidad” Delito y Sociedad, No. 20, 2007 [Criminology journal based in Buenos Aires]
M. Valverde, “A new entity in the history of sexuality: the respectable same-sex couple” Commentary in Feminist Studies 32, no. 1(2006), 155-162.
M. Valverde and R. Levi, Freedom of the city: a report on Canadian cities’ legal quest for governmental status. Report for the Law Commission of Canada, February 2005, 65 pp.
‘Governmentality’ entry for New Oxford Companion to Law, co-authored with Pat O’Malley (forthcoming 2008)
‘Liquor control’ and ‘temperance’ entries for the Oxford Companion to Canadian History, ed. G. Hallowell (University of Toronto Press, 2004).
‘Liquor control’ entry for reference book Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History, ed. I. Tyrrell and J. Blocker (2004)
M. Valverde, R. Levi and D. Moore, Legal Knowledges of Risk. A Report for the Law Commission of Canada, May 2003. 56 pp.
M. Valverde, R. Levi, C. Shearing, M. Condon and P. O’Malley, Democracy in governance: a socio-legal framework. A report for the Law Commission of Canada. 1999. 33 pp.
‘Criminal justice system’ and ‘social purity’ entries for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Thought, ed. L. Code (London, Routledge, 2000.
Three entries for H. Gilbert, ed., The sexual imagination. London, Jonathan Cape, 1993.
Entry for “Obscenity, pornography, censorship” in W.H. New, ed., Reader’s encyclopedia of Canadian Writing. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2000.
M. Valverde and L. Weir, “Regulating reproductive and genetic
technologies: a feminist view of recent Canadian government initiatives”
Commentary in Feminist Studies Vol. 23 no. 2 (Summer 1997), 419-423.
Edited conference proceedings for the Radically rethinking regulation conference held in 1994 (Proceedings published by Centre of Criminology, 1994).
Edited conference proceedings for New forms of governance conference (Proceedings published by Centre of Criminology, 1997).
Entry for ‘Dionne quintuplets’ in C. King and B.K. Rothman, eds., Encyclopedia of childhood.
Two entries in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (Florence Kinton; John G. Shearer).
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Over 40 reviews in a wide variety of journals (socio-legal studies, sociology, history).
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