Category Archives: Americas

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 in contemporary Venezuela…

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…

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“Latin American Studies Dissertation Reviews” will bring you friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished…

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 Dreams: Money, Religion…