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Medicine & Citizenship in Venezuela
A review of Vital Politics: Medicine and Citizenship in Venezuela, by Amy Ellen Cooper. Civic participation in the administration of public healthcare...
Fresh from the Archives
Archivo General del Estado de Veracruz, Mexico
A review of the Archivo General del Estado de Veracruz (Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico). I spent a considerable amount of time doing research in the Archivo...
Fire & Risk in Mexico City, 1860-1910
A review of Quotidian Catastrophes in the Modern City: Fire Hazards and Risk in Mexico’s Capital, 1860-1910, by Anna Rose Alexander. The last third of...
The Nature of Oil in Bolivia, 1896-1952
A review of The Nature of Oil in Bolivia, 1896-1952, by Stephen Conrad Cote. In October 2003 a popular rebellion in Bolivia’s highlands ousted Preside...
Disability & Marginality in Highland Ecuador
A review of Embodied Marginalities: Disability, Citizenship, and Space in Highland Ecuador, by Nicholas Rattray. Situated at the intersections of medi...
Black Peasantry of Para, Brazil 1850-1950
A review of Freedom in Amazonia: The Black Peasantry of Pará, Brazil, 1850-1950, by Oscar de la Torre Cueva. Brazil looms large in the recent...
Food & Balance in Rural Yucatan
A review of Practices of Care: Food and the Pursuit of Balance in Rural Yucatán, by Lauren Wynne. Care is a local category of practice...
Introducing Latin American Studies
As part of our mission to become ever more “global,” “Latin American Studies Dissertation Reviews” will bring you friendly, no...
Social Life of Metrication in US & Mexico
A review of The Social Life of Measures: Metrication in the United States and Mexico, 1789-2004, by Hector Vera. Since its invention by a handful...
Peruvian Migrant Laborers in South Korea
A review of Converting Dreams: Money, Religion and Belonging among Peruvian Migrant Laborers in South Korea, by Erica Vogel. Erica Vogel’s Converting ...
Medical Control of Fertility in Peru
A review of A History of the Medical Control of Fertility in Peru, 1895-1976, by Raul Necochea Lopez. In his dissertation, Raul Lopez challenges the.....
Marginalization of Japanese Peruvian Immigrants
A review of You Can’t Go Home Again: Japanese Peruvian Immigrants and the Struggle for Integration and Identity in the Japanese Homeland, by ROBERT ST...