Category Archives: Americas

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India and Religion in 19th-c. America

A review of Imagining Hindus: India and Religion in Nineteenth Century America, by Michael J. Altman. Historians usually begin the story of Hindu religion in…

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The (Geo)Politics of Korean Cosmetic Surgery

A review of The (Geo)Politics of Beauty: Race, Transnationalism, and Neoliberalism in South Korean Beauty Culture, by Sharon Heijin Lee. This dissertation takes an interdisciplinary…

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Cuban Tobacco Slavery

A review of Cuban Tobacco Slavery: Life, Labor and Freedom in Pinar del Río, 1817-1886, by William A. Morgan. William A. Morgan’s dissertation focuses on…

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Seeking New Latin America Editor

Deadline: March 15, 2015 It is our pleasure to announce an open search for a new Field Editor for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. We encourage…

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Envy and Pottery Making in Aguabuena, Colombia

A review of Locations of Envy: An Ethnography of Aguabuena Potters, by Daniella Castellanos Montes. Locations of Envy is based upon long-term ethnographic fieldwork with…

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U.S. Adoptions from Asia

A Review of Race and the Violence of Love: Family and Nation in U.S. Adoptions from Asia, by Kit Myers Recent scholarship documents how adoption…

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Colombia’s First Narcotics Boom

A review of The Marihuana Axis: A Regional History of Colombia’s First Narcotics Boom, 1935-1985, by Lina Britto. Lina Britto’s dissertation is an eclectic and…