Ana Sofia Elias, Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharft, eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 402 pp. Reviewed by Heidi Härkönen   Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism is a timely interdisciplinary collection of articles on the various forms of aesthetic labor that have come to centrally characterize life in neoliberalist societies. Drawing on gender studies and the new scholarship on […]

Responding to Human Trafficking: Sex, Gender, and Culture in the Law Alicia W. Peters Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015, 244 pp. Reviewed by April D. J. Petillo In densely packed text useful for anthropologists, legal scholars, policy makers, and service providers alike, Peters asks big questions and provides equally big answers. At its core, Responding to Human Trafficking […]

Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan Janice Boddy Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007 Reviewed by Rebecca Henriksen Janice Boddy’s Civilizing Women: British Crusades in Colonial Sudan critically examines how British colonial health and education projects altered modes of embodiment and bodily practices among Sudanese women and men. Boddy draws on myriad archival sources alongside novels, advertisements, and scholarly and […]

Kia Lilly Caldwell, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher, Renya Ramirez, and Lok Siu, editors New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2009. Reviewed by Erica Lorraine Williams Gendered Citizenships is an excellent example of cutting-edge scholarship that makes significant contributions to citizenship and women’s studies. Published as a part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Comparative Feminist Studies (CFS) series, this book was selected by the National […]

Nandini Gunewardena and Ann Kingsolver (eds) Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research, 2007 Reviewed by Jennifer DeWan, PhD Much of the research and writing on “globalization” that has emerged in the last several decades tends to treat the concept as a unitary, large-scale, inevitable historical force. As Bob Jessop (2003) has noted, this treatment can work to obscure rather than […]

Parin Dossa Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009 Reviewed by Onur Kovanci Dr. Parin Dossa, a Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, British Colombia treats her readers to another intriguing and insightful book after her first book, Politics and Poetics of Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women in the Diaspora, published in 2004. Her new book entitled Racialized Bodies, Disabling […]