John F. Collins, Film & Book Review Editor

Department of Anthropology

Queens College/CUNY

Powdermaker Hall 315G

Kissena Boulevard

Flushing, NY 11367-1597

Tel: (718) 997-5524

Fax: (718) 997-2885


Books Available for Review as of April 15th, 2009.
Should you wish to submit a review please contact John Collins for formatting information.


Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp. 2007.
So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico.
Austin: University of Texas Press.

Auyero, Javier. 2007.
Routine Politics and Violence in Argentina.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

William L. Alexander, Editor. 2009.
Lost in the Long Transition: Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile.
NY: Lexington Books.

Miguel N. Alexiades, Editor. 2009.
MOBILITY AND MIGRATION IN INDIGENOUS AMAZONIA: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives.
NY: Berghahn Books.

Kiran Asher. 2009.
Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands.
Durham: Duke University Press.

César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe. 2007.
Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898.
Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

Behar, Ruth and Lucía M. Suárez. 2008.
THE PORTABLE ISLAND: Cubans at Home in the World.
NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Angie Chabram-Dernersesian and Adela de la Torre. 2008.
Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture.
Tuscan: University of Arizona Press.

Denise Y. Arnold and Christine A. Hastorf. 2007.
Heads of State: Icons, Power, and Politics in the Ancient and Modern Andes.
Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Alexander Sebastian Dent. 2009.
River of Tears: Country Music, Memory, and Modernity in Brazil.
Durham: Duke University Press.

Büschges, Chistian, Guillermo Bustos y Olaf Kaltmeier, edits. 2007.
Etnicidad y poder en los países andinos.
Quito: Universidad Simón Bolívar.

Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. 2007.
Handbook to Life in the Aztec World. New York: Oxford University Press


Gabriela F. Arredondo. 2008.
Mexican Chicago: Race, Identity, and Nation, 1916-39.
Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Bristol, Joan Cameron. 2008.
Christians, Blasphemers, and Witches: Afro-Mexican Ritual Practice in the Seventeenth Century .
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Philip J. Arnold, III and Christopher A. Pool. 2008.
Classic-Period Cultural Currents in Southern and Central Veracruz.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press/ Dumbarton Oaks.

Chasteen, John Charles. 2008.
Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence .
NY: Oxford University Press/ Dumbarton Oaks.

Candelario, Ginetta. 2007.
Black behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops.
Gurham: Duke University Press.

Leo R. Chavez. 2008.
The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Clancy, Flora Simmons. 2009.
The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City .
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Beatriz Góis Dantas. 2009.
Nagô Grandma and White Papa: Candomblé and the Creation of Afro-Brazilian Identity.
Chapel Hill: UNC.

Dabove, Juan. 2008.
Nightmares of the Lettered City: Banditry and Literature in Latin America, 1816-1929.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Jualynne E. Dodson. 2008.
Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba.
Albuquerce: University of New Mexico Press.

Carrasco, David and Scott Sessions, eds. 2007.
Cave, City, and Eagle’s Nest.
University of New Mexico Press

Corse, Theron. 2007.
Protestants, Revolution, and the Cuba-U.S. Bond.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Chomsky, Aviva. 2008.
Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class.
Durham: Duke University Press.

Hallward, Peter. 2007. Damning the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment.
New York: Verso.


Fennell, Christopher C. 2007.
Crossroads and Cosmologies:
Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World

Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Fitzsimmons, James L. 2009.
Death and the Classic Maya Kings.
University of Texas Press.

Laura Gotkowitz. 2007.
A Revolution for Our Rights: Indigenous Struggles for Land and Justice in Bolivia, 1880-1952.
Durham: Duke University Press.

Brockington, Lolita Gutierrez. 2008.
Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andes.
University of Nebraska Press.

Lindsay Hale. 2009.
Hearing the Mermaid's Song: The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro .
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, and Kevin J. Middlebrook. 2008.
Mexico Since 1980..
NY: Cambridge University Press.

Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, editor. 2008.
ETNOGRAFÍAS E HISTORIAS DE RESISTENCIA: Mujeres indígenas, procesos organizativos y nuevas identidades políticas. .
Publicaciones de la Casa Chata.

Billie Jean Isbell. 2009.
Finding Cholita..
Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Hoffmann, Odile and Maria Teresa Rodríguez. 2007.
Los retos de la diferencia: los actors de la multiculturalidad entre México y Colombia.


Hoffman, Odile. 2007.
Comunidades negras en el pacífico colombiano.
Lima: IFEA

Kozloff, Nicholas. 2007.
Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S.
NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sorensen, Diana. 2007.
A Turbulent Decade Remembered: Scenes from the Latin American Sixties.
Stanford University Press

Caplow, Martha. 2007.
Leopoldo Méndez: Revolutionary Art and the Mexican Print.
Austin: University of Texas Press.

Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse. 2008.
A Tale of Two Cities:
Santo Domingo and New York after 1950

Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Headrick, Annabeth. 2007.
Teotihuacan Complex: The Sociopolotical Structure of an Ancient Mesoamerican City. Austin: University of Texas Press.



Isaac, Gwyneira. 2007.
Mediating Knowledge: Origins of a Zuni Tribal Museum.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Krujit, Dirk. 2008.
War and Peace in Central America

NY: Zed Books.

Lederman, Daniel and William F. Maloney. 2007.
Natural Resources: Neither Curse nor Destiny.
Stanford University Press.

Jackson, Margaret A. 2008.
Moche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru
Albuquerce: University of New Mexico Press.

Levy, Jacques E. 2007.
Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Looper, Matthew G. 2008.
To Be Like Gods:
Dance in Ancient Maya Civilization

Austin: University of Texas Press.

Lewis, Daniel. 2007.
Iron Horse Imperialism:
The Southern Pacific of Mexico, 1880-1951.

Tuscan: University of Arizona Press.

Norget, Kristin. 2006.
Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree: Franciscan Missions on the Chiriguano Frontier in the Heart of South America, 1830-1949.
New York: Columbia University Press.

Erick D. Langer. 2009.
Days of Death, Days of Life: Ritual in the Popular Culture of Oaxaca.
Durham: Duke University Press.

Maxine L. Margolis. 2009.
An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City, Revised and Expanded Edition.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

McDonnell, Jeanne Farr. 2008.
Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California.
Tuscan: University of Arizona Press.

Milton, Cynthia. 2007.
The Many Meanings of Poverty:
Colonialism, Social Compacts, and Assistance in Eighteenth-Century Ecuador.

Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Nelson, Diane. 2009.
The Ends of War in Guatemala
Durham: Duke University Press.

Portes, Alejandro and Rubén G. Rumbaut. 2008.
Immigrant America:
A Portrait
Berkely: University of California Press.

Mato, Daniel, ed. 2005. Políticas de economía, ambiente y sociedad en tiempos de globalización. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Mato, Daniel, ed. 2004.
Políticas de ciudadanía y sociedad civil.

: Universidad Central de Venezuela

Perez, Louis. 2008.
Cuba in the American Imagination:
Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos.

Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

Smallman, Shawn. 2007.
The AIDS Pandemic in Latin America.
Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

Suárez, Lucía M. 2006.
The Tears of Hispaniola: Haitian and Dominican Diaspora Memory.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Mabel Moraña, Enrique Dussel, and Carlos A. Jáuregui. 2008.
Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate.
Durham: Duke University Press.

del Rio, Eduardo R. 2008.
One Island, Many Voices:
Conversations with Cuban-American Writers.

Tuscan: University of Arizona Press.

Offit, Thomas. 2008.
Conquistadores de la Calle:
Child Street Labor in Guatemala City

Austin: University of Texas Press.

Adrienne Pine. 2008.
Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras .
Berkely: University of California Press.

Ramirez, Susan Elizabeth. 2005.
To Feed and Be Fed: The Cosmological Bases of Authority and Identity in the Andes.
Stanford University Press.

Robben, Antonius C. G. M. 2005.
Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

César Miguel Rondón. 2008.
The Book of Salsa:
A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City.

Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

Shukla, Sandhya and Heidi Tinsman, eds. 2007.
Imagining Our Americas: Toward a Transnational Frame.
Durham: Duke University Press

Sáenz Rovner, Eduardo. 2008.
The Cuban Connection:
Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution.

Chapel Hill: UNC Press.

Taggart, James M. 2007.
Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
Austin: University of Texas Press.

Tanaka, Emiko Saldivar. 2008.
Prácticas cotidianas del estado: una etnografía del indigenismo
Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana.

Wibbelsman, Michelle. 2009.
Ritual Encounters: Otavalan Modern and Mythic Community.
Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Films/Videos Available for Review

as of September 25, 2007

Gutierrez, German. 2005. Who Shot My Brother? Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films

Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre. 2006.
(City of Factories).
California Newsreel.

Barcelos Neto, Aristóteles. 2005.
Terremoto y el Señor. São Paulo: FAPESP.

Barcelos Neto, Aristóteles. 2006.
Cruces Vivas, Cruces Protectoras. São Paulo: Laboratório de Imagem e Som em Antropologia/USP.

Sorrentino, Bruno. 2005. For Richer, For Poorer. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films

Dworkin, Mark and Melissa Young. 2008.
Argentina: Turning Around.
Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films.