Forthcoming “Performative State Formation in the Early American Republic” American Sociological Review.
Forthcoming “Meaning and modularity: The Multivalence of ‘Mechanism’ in Sociological Explanation.” Sociological Theory. (With Carly Knight)
Forthcoming “Rationality/Rationalization,” in The Cambridge Habermas Lexicon, edited by Amy Allen and Eduardo Mendieta. New York: Cambridge University Press. (With Abigail Moore)
2018. “Jefferson’s Two Bodies: Interpretations of a Statue at the University of Virginia,” pp. 64-84 in #Charlottesville: Before and Beyond. New York: Public Seminar Books.
2018. “Agency, Power, Modernity: A Manifesto for Social Theory.” European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. Online first. (With Michael Weinman)
[Response by Risto Heiskala: 2018. “On agency/power, meanings/materialities, and political conjuncture in the US and Europe: Comments on Reed and Weinman.” European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. Online first.]
2018. “Power and the French Revolution: Toward a Sociology of Sovereignty” Historická Sociologie. 10 (1): 45-70 [Published]
Claudio Benzecry, Monika Krause, and Isaac Ariail Reed, “Introduction: Social Theory Now.” In Benzecry, Krause, and Reed, editors. Social Theory Now. University of Chicago Press. 2017.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Chains of Power and Their Representation” Sociological Theory. 35 (2): 87-117, 2017. [Published]
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Between structural breakdown and crisis action: Interpretation in the Whiskey Rebellion and the Salem Witch Trials.” Critical Historical Studies. 3(1): 27-64. 2016.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “What is Interpretive Explanation in Sociohistorical Analysis?” In Inheriting Gadamer: New Directions in Philosophical Hermeneutics, edited by Georgia Warnke. Edinburgh University Press. 2015.
Natalie B. Aviles and Isaac Ariail Reed, “Ratio via Machina: Three Standards of Mechanistic Explanation in Sociology.” Sociological Methods and Research. 2015. Published online before print.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Deep culture in action: resignification, synecdoche, and metanarrative in the moral panic of the Salem Witch Trials.” Theory and Society. 44(1): 65-94. 2015.
Paul Lichterman and Isaac Ariail Reed “Theory and Contrastive Explanation in Ethnography” Sociological Methods and Research. 44(4): 585-635. 2015.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Power: Relational, Discursive, and Performative Dimensions” Sociological Theory. 31(3): 193-218. Translated: “Poder: dimensões relacional, discursiva e performática.” Sociedade e Estado (Brasil). 27 (2): 473-510. 2014.
Isaac Ariail Reed “Charismatic Performance: A Study of Bacon’s Rebellion” American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 1 (2): 1-35. 2013.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Cultural Sociology as a Post-positivist Research Program,” in The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Philip Smith, and Ron Jacobs. New York: Oxford University Press. 2012.
Isaac Ariail Reed and Benjamin Lamb-Books. “Hermeneutics and Sociology: Deepening the Interpretive Perspective,” in New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century, edited by Michael DeCesare and Ieva Zake. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers.
Isaac Ariail Reed and Julia Adams “Culture in the Transitions to Modernity: Seven Pillars of a New Research Agenda.” Theory and Society. 40 (3): 247-272. 2011.
Isaac Ariail Reed. “Epistemology Contextualized: Social-Scientific Knowledge in a Postpositivist Era.” Sociological Theory. 28(1): 20-39. 2010.
Isaac Ariail Reed and Jeffrey C. Alexander. “Social Science as Reading and Performance: A Cultural-Sociological Understanding of Epistemology.” European Journal of Social Theory. 12(1): 21-41. 2009.
Isaac Ariail Reed, “Culture as Object and Approach in Sociology,” in Meaning and Method: The Cultural Approach to Sociology, edited by Isaac Reed and Jeffrey Alexander. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. 2009.
Isaac Ariail Reed. “Maximal Interpretation in Clifford Geertz and the Strong Program in Cultural Sociology: Towards a New Epistemology” Cultural Sociology. 2(2): 187-200. 2008.
Reprinted in Jeffrey C. Alexander, Philip Smith, and Matthew Norton, editors. Interpreting Clifford Geertz: Cultural Investigations in the Social Sciences. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2011.
Isaac Ariail Reed. “Justifying Sociological Knowledge: From Realism to Interpretation,” Sociological Theory. 26(2): 101-129. 2008.
Isaac Ariail Reed “Why Salem Made Sense: Culture, Gender, and the Puritan Persecution of Witchcraft.” Cultural Sociology. 1(2): 209-234. 2007.
Translated: “El sentido de Salem: cultura, genero y la persecucion puritan de la brujeria,” pp. 45-82 in Claudio Benzecry, editor, Hacia una nueva sociologia cultural. Mapas, dramas y practicas. Buenos Aires: Universidad de Qulimes. 2012.
Isaac Ariail Reed. “Cultural Sociology and the Democratic Imperative,” in Culture, Society and Democracy: The Interpretive Approach, edited by Isaac Ariail Reed and Jeffrey Alexander. Boulder: Paradigm Press. 2007.
Isaac Ariail Reed. “Social Dramas, Shipwrecks, and Cockfights: Conflict and Complicity in Social Performance,” in Social Performance: Symbolic Action, Cultural Pragmatics, and Ritual, edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, and Jason Mast. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006.