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  

  1. Cosmophilia (Poetry), Rahat Kurd  

  1. Transforming Therapy Mental Health Practice and Cultural Change in Mexico, Whitney Duncan, Vanderbilt  

  1. Psychiatric Encounters: Madness and Modernity in Yucatan, Mexico, Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Rutgers  

  1. Women’s Place in the Andes, Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Florence E. Babb, UC California Press  

  1. Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling, Debarati Sen, SUNY Press  

  1. Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India, Sonja Thomas 

  1. Animal Intimacies Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas, Radhika Govindrajan, Chicago UP  

  1. Women’s Place in the Andes, Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Florence E. Babb, UC California Press  

  1. Reinventing Hoodia: Peoples, Plants, and Patents in South Africa, Laura A. Foster 

  1. Desire Work, Melissa Hackman  

  1. Decolonizing Extinction, Juno Salazar Parrenas  

  1. Biblical Porn, Jessica Johnson  

  1. We Only Talk Feminist Here, Briony Lipton and Elizabeth Mackinly  

  2. Truth’s Fool: Derek Freeman and the War Over Cultural Anthropology, Peter J. Hempenstall  

  3. Domestic Economies: Women, Work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles, Susanna Rosenbaum  

  4. American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals, Melanie Covert  

  5. Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir, Inshah Malik, Palgrave

  6. Behind the  Goal 2: An Ethnography of the National Women’s Soccer League, Joseph Wilson, Independent Publishing

  7. Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia, Shenila Khoja-Moolji

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