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  • Books Available for Review in Journal of Global South Studies August 2016


Bleck, Jaimie. Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali. Johns Hopkins University Press (2015).
Covington-Ward, Yolanda. Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo. Duke University Press (2016).
Fontein, Joost. Remaking Mutirikwi: Landscape, Water, and Belonging in Southern Zimbabwe. James Currey (2015).
Hunt, Nancy Rose. A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo. Duke University Press (2016).
Makhulu, Anne-Maria. Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home. Duke University Press (2015).
Maxwell, Daniel and Nisar Majid. Famine in Somalia: Competing Imperatives Collective Failures, 2011–12. Oxford (2016).
Pierce, Steven. Moral Economies of Corruption: State [End Page 261] Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria. Duke University Press (2106).
Watt, Nigel. Burundi: The Biography of a Small African Country (second edition). Hurst & Company (2016).
Whyth, Susan Reynolds, ed. Second Chances: Surviving Aids in Uganda. Duke University Press (2014).


Wicks, James. Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 1970s. Hong Kong University Press (2014).

Latin America

Briggs, Charles. Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice (Venezuela). Duke University Press (2016).
Chambers, Sarah C. Families in War and Race: Chile from Colony to Nation. Duke University Press (2015).
Chasteen, John Charles. Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (fourth edition) and Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices, A Reader. W. W. Norton (2016). [End Page 262]
Crowley-Matoka, Megan. Domesticating Organ Transplant: Familial Sacrifice and National Aspiration in Mexico. Duke University Press (2016).
De la Cadena, Marisol. Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds. Duke University Press (2015).
Fraga, Walter. Crossroads of Freedom: Slaves and Freed People in Bahia, Brazil 1870–1910. Duke University Press (2016).
Gill, Lesley. A Century of Violence in a Red City: Power Struggle, Counterinsurgency, and Human Rights in Colombia. Duke University Press (2016).
Goldstein, Daniel. Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City [Bolivia]. Duke University Press (2016).
Nadal, Joshua. Futbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America. University Press of Florida (2014).
Nelson, Diane. Who Counts? The Mathematics of Death and Life after Genocide [Guatemala]. Duke University Press (2015).
Oslender, Ulrich. The Geographies of Social Movements: Afro-Colombian Mobilization and the Aquatic Space. Duke University Press (2016). [End Page 263]
Perry, Marc D. Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba. Duke University Press (2016).
Sanabria, Emilia. Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil. Duke University Press (2016).
Zeiderman, Austin. Endangered City: The Politics of Security and Risk in Bogota. Duke University Press (2016).

Middle East

Guistozzi, Antonio and Artemy Kalinovsky. Missionaries of Modernity: Advisory Missions and the Struggle for Hegemony in Afghanistan and Beyond. Hurst & Company (2016).

General Studies

Hinton, Devon E. And Byron J. Good, eds. Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. University of Pennsylvania Press (2016).
Okihiro, Gary Y. Third World Studies: Theorizing Liberation. Duke University Press (2016).
Taylor, Daniel and Carl Taylor. Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures. Johns [End Page 264] Hopkins University Press (2016).
Yamin, Alicia Ely. Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter. University of Pennsylvania Press (2016). [End Page 265]


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