The Latin Americanist
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Online ISSN: 1557-203X
Books for Review
Books currently available for review, The Latin Americanist
as of 25 October 2011
Contact until 31 December 2011:
Bruce Dean Willis
University of Tulsa
Contact beginning 1 January 2012:
Chad Thomas Black
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Andersen, Martin Edward. 2010. Peoples of the Earth: Ethnonationalism, Democracy, and the Indigenous Challenge in “Latin” America. Lexington Books.
Armus, Diego. 2011. The Ailing City: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950. Duke UP.
Avelar, Idelber and Christopher Dunn, eds. 2011. Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship. Duke UP.
Baker, Geoffrey. 2011. Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana. Duke UP.
Balkan, Evan L. 2011. The Wrath of God: Lope de Aguirre, Revolutionary of the Americas. U New Mexico P.
Barbas-Rhoden, Laura. 2011. Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction. UP Florida.
Bilbija, Ksenija and Leigh A. Payne, eds. 2011. Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America. Duke UP.
Birkenmaier, Anke and Esther Whitfield, eds. 2011. Havana Beyond the Ruins. Duke UP.
Black, Chad Thomas. 2011. The Limits of Gender Domination: Women, the Law, and Political Crisis in Quito, 1765-1830. U New Mexico P.
Blake, Stanley E. 2011. The Vigorous Core of our Nationality: Race and Regional Identity in Northeastern Brazil. U Pittsburgh P.
Blaser, Mario. 2010. Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond. Duke UP.
Browner, Carole H. and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. 2011. Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives. Duke UP.
Buchenau, Jurgen. 2011. The Last Caudillo: Alvaro Obregón and the Mexican Revolution. Wiley-Blackwell.
Burns, Kathryn. 2010. Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru. Duke UP.
Caistor, Nick. 2010. Che Guevara: A Life. Interlink.
Camp, Roderic Ai. 2011. Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009. 4th Edition. U Texas P.
Carlsen, Robert S. 2011. The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town: Revised Edition. U Texas P.
Carrera, Magali M. 2011. Traveling from New Spain to Mexico: Mapping Practices of Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Duke UP.
Castro, Fidel, and José Ramón Fernández. 2011. Playa Girón / Bay of Pigs. Pathfinder.
Charles, John. 2010. Allies at Odds: The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671. U New Mexico P.
Chazkel, Amy. 2011. Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life. Duke UP.
Clayton, Lawrence A. 2011. Bartolomé de las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas. Wiley-Blackwell.
Clem, Ralph S. and Anthony P. Maingot, eds. 2010. Venezuela’s Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chávez’s Foreign Policy. UP Florida.
Cohen, Deborah. 2011. Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico. U North Carolina P.
Decena, Carlos Ulises. 2011. Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men. Duke UP.
Deutsch, Sandra McGee. 2010. Crossing Borders, Claiming a Nation: A History of Argentine Jewish Women, 1880-1955. Duke UP.
Dinius, Oliver J. 2010. Brazil’s Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964. Stanford UP.
Dormady, Jason H. 2011. Primitive Revolution: Reservationist Religion and the Idea of Mexican Revolution, 1940-1968. U New Mexico P.
Duany, George. 2011. Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States. U North Carolina P.
Edmonds, Alexander. 2010. Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil. Duke UP.
Eiss, Paul K. 2010. In the Name of El Pueblo: Place, Community, and the Politics of History in Yucatán. Duke UP.
Elena, Eduardo. 2011. Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, Citizenship, and Mass Consumption. U Pittsburgh P.
Farrell, Nell. 2010. Nicaragua Before Now: Factory Work, Farming, and Fishing in a Low-Wage Global Economy. U New Mexico P.
Fernandes, Sujatha. 2010. Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela. Duke UP.
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe. 2010. Columbus on Himself. Hackett.
Finchelstein, Federico. 2010. Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence, and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919-1945. Duke UP.
Fitting, Elizabeth. 2011. The Struggle for Maize: Campesinos, Workers, and Transgenic Corn in the Mexican Countryside. Duke UP.
Foote, Nicola and René D. Harder Horst, eds. 2010. Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period. UP Florida.
Fowler, Will, ed. 2010. Forceful Negotiations: The Origins of the Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. U Nebraska P.
García, Mario T. and Sal Castro. 2011. Blowout! Sal Castro & The Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice. U North Carolina P.
García Rodríguez, Gloria. 2011. Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. Trans. Nancy L. Westrate. U North Carolina P.
Gates, Leslie C. 2010. Electing Chávez: The Business of Anti-Neoliberal Politics in Venezuela. U Pittsburgh P.
Gillingham, Paul. 2011. Cuauhtemoc’s Bones: Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico. U New Mexico P.
Golash-Boza, Tanya María. 2011. Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru. UP Florida.
Gootenberg, Paul and Luis Reygadas, eds. 2010. Indelible Inequalities in Latin America: Insights from History, Politics, and Culture. Duke UP.
Gorkin, Michael and Marta Evelyn Pineda. 2011. From Beneath the Volcano: The Story of a Salvadoran Campesino and his Family. U Arizona P.
Graham, Elizabeth. 2011. Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize. UP Florida.
Graham, Ian. 2011. The Road to Ruins. U New Mexico P.
Grandin, Greg, and Gilbert M. Joseph, eds. 2010. A Century of Revolution: Insurgent & Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War. Duke UP.
Green, James N. 2010. We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States. Duke UP.
Gudmundson, Lowell, and Justin Wolfe, eds. 2010. Blacks & Blackness in Central America: Between Race and Place. Duke UP.
Hammond, Gregory. 2011. The Women’s Suffrage Movement and Feminism in Argentina from Roca to Perón. U New Mexico P.
Harmer, Tanya. 2011. Allende’s Chile and the Inter-American Cold War. U North Carolina P.
Healey, Mark. A. 2011. The Ruins of the New Argentina: Peronism and the Remaking of San Juan after the 1944 Earthquake. Duke UP.
Henderson, Timothy J. 2011. Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States. Wiley-Blackwell.
Hendon, Julia A. 2010. Houses in a Landscape: Memory and Everyday Life in Mesoamerica. Duke UP.
Hernández-Rodríguez, R. 2010. Splendors of Latin Cinema. ABC-CLIO.
Hill, Jonathan D. and Jean-Pierre Chaumeil, eds. 2011. Burst of Breath: Indigenous Ritual Wind Instruments in Lowland South America. U Nebraska P.
Hofstetter, Philip. 2010. Maya Yucatán: An Artist’s Journey. U New Mexico P.
Holzner, Claudio A. 2010. Poverty of Democracy: The Institutional Roots of Political Participation in Mexico. U Pittsburgh P.
Iglesias Utset, Marial. 2011. A Cultural History of Cuba during the US Occupation, 1898-1902. Trans. Russ Davidson. U North Carolina P.
Jennings, Justin, ed. 2010. Beyond Wari Walls: Regional Perspectives on Middle Horizon Peru. U New Mexico P.
Jiménez Román, Miriam and Juan Flores, eds. 2010. The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Duke UP.
Johnson, Adriana Michéle C. 2010. Sentencing Canudos: Subalternity in the Backlands of Brazil. U Pittsburgh P.
Johnson, Benjamin S. and Andrew R. Graybill, eds. 2010. Bridging National Borders in North America: Transnational and Comparative Histories. Duke UP.
Johnson, Lyman. 2011. Workshop of Revolution: Plebian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776-1810. Duke UP.
Karush, Matthew B. and Oscar Chamosa, eds. 2010. The New Cultural History of Peronism: Power and Identity in Mid-Twentieth-Century Argentina. Duke UP.
Kiddle, Amelia M. and María L. O. Muñoz, eds. 2010. Populism in 20th-Century Mexico: The Presidencies of Lázaro Cárdenas and Luis Echeverría. U Arizona P.
Konefal, Betsy. 2010. For Every Indio Who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990. U New Mexico P.
Krull, Catherine and Soraya Castro Mariño, eds. 2010. Cuban Studies 41. U Pittsburgh P.
Kusch, Rodolfo. 2010. Indigenous and Popular Thinking in Latin America. Trans. Lugones and Price. Duke UP.
Larkin, Brian. 2010. The Very Nature of God: Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City. U New Mexico P.
Lerner, Jesse. 2011. The Maya of Modernism: Art, Architecture, and Film. U New Mexico P.
Lessa, Francesca and Vincent Druliolle, eds. 2011. The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Palgrave Macmillan.
Ligon, Richard. 2011. A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados. Ed., intro. K. O. Kupperman. Hackett.
Loveman, Brian. 2010. No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776. U North Carolina P.
MacLachlan, Colin M. and William H. Beezley. 2010. Mexico’s Crucial Century, 1810-1910: An Introduction. U Nebraska P.
Márquez, Roberto. 2010. A World Among These Islands: Essays on Literature, Race, and National Identity in Antillean America. U Massachusetts P.
McCrea, Heather. 2011. Diseased Relations: Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847-1924. U New Mexico P.
Montejo, Eugenio. 2010. Alphabet of the World: Selected Works by Eugenio Montejo. A Bilingual Edition. U Oklahoma P.
Mora, Anthony. 2011. Border Dilemmas: Racial and National Uncertainties in New Mexico, 1848-1912. Duke UP.
North, Tracy, ed. 2010. Handbook of Latin American Studies: Volume 65. Social Sciences. U Texas P.
O’Hara, Matthew D. 2010. A Flock Divided: Race, Religion, and Politics in Mexico, 1749-1857. Duke UP.
O’Neill, Kevin Lewis and Kedron Thomas, eds. 2011. Securing the City: Neoliberalism, Space, and Insecurity in Postwar Guatemala. Duke UP.
Pappademos, Melina. 2011. Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic. U North Carolina P.
Pasztory, Esther. 2011. Jean-Frédéric Waldeck: Artist of Exotic Mexico. U New Mexico P.
Pérez Jr., Louis, ed. 2010. Cuban Studies 40. U Pittsburgh P.
Piccato, Pablo. 2010. The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere. Duke UP.
Rabasa, José. 2010. Without History: Subaltern Studies, the Zapatista Insurgency, and the Specter of History. U Pittsburgh P.
Radford, Benjamin. 2011. Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore. U New Mexico P.
Rodríguez Ramos, Reniel. 2010. Rethinking Puerto Rican Precolonial History. U Alabama P.
Rogers, Thomas D. 2010. The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil. U North Carolina P.
Sattamini, Lina Penna. 2010. A Mother’s Cry: A Memoir of Politics, Prison, and Torture under the Brazilian Military Dictatorship. Duke UP.
Schneider, Suzanne D. 2010. Mexican Community Health and the Politics of Health Reform. U New Mexico P.
Schuler, Friedrich. 2011. Secret Wars and Secret Policies in the Americas, 1842-1929. U New Mexico P.
Smale, Robert. 2010. “I Sweat the Flavor of Tin”: Labor Activism in Early Twentieth-Century Bolivia. U Pittsburgh P.
Smilde, David, and Daniel Hellinger, eds. 2011. Venezuela’s Bolivarian Democracy: Participation, Politics, and Culture under Chávez. Duke UP.
Spadoni, Paulo. 2010. Failed Sanctions: Why the US Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work. UP Florida.
Spense, Daniela. 2011. Stumbling its Way through Mexico: The Early Years of the Communist International. U Alabama P.
St. John, Ronald Bruce. 2010. Toledo’s Peru: Vision and Reality. UP Florida.
Stone, Rebecca R. 2011. The Jaguar Within: Shamanic Trance in Ancient Central and South American Art. U Texas P.
Taylor, William B. 2011. Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Revolution. U New Mexico P.
---. 2011. Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in Context. U New Mexico P.
Terry, Edward D. et al, eds. 2010. Peripheral Visions: Politics, Society, and the Challenges of Modernity in Yucatan. U Alabama P.
Tiesler, Vera, et al, eds. 2010. Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche: History and Archaeology. UP Florida.
Tutino, John. 2011. Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America. Duke UP.
Warren, Adam. 2010. Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms. U Pittsburgh P.
Willingham, Elizabeth Moore, ed. 2010. Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions. Sussex Academic Press.
Winker, Kevin. 2010. Moments of Discovery: Natural History Narratives from Mexico and Central America. UP Florida.
Wolford, Wendy. 2010. This Land is Ours Now: Social Mobilization and the Meanings of Land in Brazil. Duke UP.
Wood, James A. 2011. The Society of Equality: Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851. U New Mexico P.
Young, Richard, and Amanda Holmes, eds. 2010. Cultures of the City: Mediating Identities in Urban Latin/o America. U Pittsburgh P.
Zavella, Patricia. 2011. I’m Neither Here Nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty. Duke UP.
Zayas, Luis Alfonso. 2011. Soldier of the Cuban Revolution: From the Cane Fields to General of the Revolutionary Armed Forces. Pathfinder.