Want to a review a book for the AFA?

We are looking to review the books provided in the list below. The reviews are typically 800 words and are published on the AFA website. If you are interested in reviewing, please email your query to Ather Zia, Book Review Editor, [email protected]If there is a title you would like us to include in the list, or one that you have already reviewed, please do no hesitate to send it to us. We are always looking to add more titles and building an inclusive and diverse book resource at the AFA. Many thanks in advance!

Current Books Up for Review:

  1. The Pursuit of Happiness, Bianca Williams, Duke UP 
  2. Cosmophilia (Poetry), Rahat Kurd 
  3. Transforming Therapy Mental Health Practice and Cultural Change in Mexico, Whitney Duncan, Vanderbilt 
  4. Psychiatric Encounters: Madness and Modernity in Yucatan, Mexico, Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Rutgers 
  5. Women’s Place in the Andes, Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Florence E. Babb, UC California Press 
  6. Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling, Debarati Sen, SUNY Press 
  7. Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India, Sonja Thomas
  8. Women’s Place in the Andes, Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Florence E. Babb, UC California Press 
  9. Desire Work, Melissa Hackman 
  10. Decolonizing Extinction, Juno Salazar Parrenas 
  11. Biblical Porn, Jessica Johnson 
  12. We Only Talk Feminist Here, Briony Lipton and Elizabeth Mackinly
  13. Truth’s Fool: Derek Freeman and the War Over Cultural Anthropology, Peter J. Hempenstall
  14. Domestic Economies: Women, Work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles, Susanna Rosenbaum
  15. American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals, Melanie Covert
  16. Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir, Inshah Malik, Palgrave
  17. Behind the  Goal 2: An Ethnography of the National Women’s Soccer League, Joseph Wilson, Independent Publishing
  18. Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia, Shenila Khoja-Moolji
  19. Marital Breakdown among British Asians: Conjugality, Legal Pluralism and New Kinship, Kaveri Qureshi

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