Participate: Call for Book Reviews


The following are a selection of books open for review for the forthcoming issue of e-misférica, focused on “contagion.” They represent an interdisciplinary cross section of texts from performance, history, anthropology, literature, and more. We welcome additional suggestions, as well as proposals for reviews of films and performances dealing with related themes.

Books and reviews can be in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Contact hemi.reviews@nyu.edu by February 15, 2009 to propose a review. Reviews will be due March 20, 2009. Please consult the link at right for review guidelines.


Abel, E. K.

2006. Suffering in the land of sunshine: A Los Angeles illness narrative. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Abel, Marco.

2007. Violent Affect: Literature, Cinema, and Critique after Representation. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press.

Alessio, José; Armando S Andruet; et al.

2007. Bioética y derechos humanos. Córdoba, República Argentina: Universidad Católica de Córdoba.

Ali, S. Harris, and Roger Keil.

2008. Networked disease: emerging infections in the global city. Malden, MA; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell.

Bacigalupo, Ana Mariella.

2007. Shamans of the foye tree: Gender, power, and healing among chilean mapuche. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Bala, Poonam.

2009. Biomedicine as a contested site: some revelations in imperial contexts. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Banes, Sally and André Lepecki.

2007. The senses in performance. New York; London: Routledge.

Bashford, Alison.

2007. Medicine at the border: disease, globalization and security, 1850 to the present. New York: Palgrave.

Benavides, Hugo O.

2008. Drugs, thugs, and divas: telenovelas and narco-dramas in Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Blakely, Debra Ellen Menconi.

2007. Mass mediated disease: A case study analysis of three flu pandemics and public health policy. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Bleichmar, Daniela, et al.

2009. Science in the Spanish and Portuguese empires, 1500–1800. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Bocayuva, Helena.

2007. Sexualidade e gênero no imaginário brasileiro: metáforas do biopoder. Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Editora Revan.

Bongers, Wolfgang; Tanja Olbrich; Thomas Anz; et al.

2006. Literatura, cultura, enfermedad. Buenos Aires: Paidós.

Bottoms, Stephen and Matthew Goulish, eds.

2007. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology, and Goat Island. London and New York: Routledge.

Bratich, Jack Z.

2008. Conspiracy panics: political rationality and popular culture. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Broadhurst, Susan, and Josephine Machon, eds.

2007. Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Macmillan, 2007.

Chavez, Leo R.

2008. The latino threat: Constructing immigrants, citizens, and the nation. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Chemers, Michael M.

Staging stigma: a critical examination of the American freak show. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Colgrove, James Keith.

2006. State of immunity: The politics of vaccination in twentieth-century America. Berkeley; New York: University of California Press; Milbank Memorial Fund.

Colgrove, James Keith; Gerald E Markowitz; David Rosner.

2008. The contested boundaries of american public health. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Cooper, Melinda.

2008. Life as surplus: biotechnology and capitalism in the neoliberal era. Seattle : University of Washington Press.

Córdova Villalobos, José Ángel; Samuel Ponce de León Rosales; José Luis Valdespino.

2008. 25 años de SIDA en México : logros, desaciertos y retos. Cuernavaca, Morelos, México: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública.

Cueto, Marcos.

2007. Cold war, deadly fevers: Malaria eradication in mexico, 1955–1975. Washington, D.C.; Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Johns Hopkins University Press.

De Barros, Juanita; Steven Paul Palmer; David Wright.

Health and medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968. New York: Routledge, 2009.

DelVecchio Good, Mary-Jo, et al.

2008. Postcolonial disorders. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Diedrich, Lisa.

2007. Treatments: Language, politics, and the culture of illness. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Fernández Juárez, Gerardo; Irene González González; Puerto García Ortiz.

La diversidad frente al espejo : salud, interculturalidad y contexto migratorio. Quito: Abya-Yala ; La Paz, Bolivia: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional ; Cuenca, España: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ; Madrid: Fundación para la Cooperación y Salud Internacional Carlos III ; [Toledo]: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha.

García, Claudia Mónica.

2006. Las fiebres del Magdalena: medicina y sociedad en la construcción de una noción médica colombiana, 1859-1886. Bogotá, Colombia: Instituto de Salud Pública, Departamento de Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Giroux, Henry A.

2006. Stormy weather: Katrina and the politics of disposability. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Gutmann, Matthew C.

2007. Fixing men: sex, birth control, and AIDS in Mexico. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Fields, Sherry Lee.

2008. Pestilence and headcolds: encountering illness in colonial Mexico. New York : Columbia University Press.

Kershaw, Baz.

2008. Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kohl, Alejandro.

2006. Higienismo argentino : Historia de una utopía: La salud en el imaginario colectivo de una época. Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken.

Lieberman, Evan S.

2009. Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS. Princeton: Princeton UP.

Mahone, Sloan and Megan Vaughan, eds.

2007. Psychiatry and Empire. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Hampshire, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan.

Martin, Emily.

2008. Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Martínez-Hernáez, Angel.

2008. Antropología médica: teorías sobre la cultura, el poder y la enfermedad. Rubí: Anthropos.

McNeill, Brian W. and Joseph M. Cervantes.

2008. Latina/o healing practices : mestizo and indigenous perspectives. New York : Routledge.

Mujica, Jaris.

2007. Economía política del cuerpo: la reestructuración de los grupos conservadores y el biopoder. Lima, Perú : Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos, PROMSEX.

Padilla, Mark.

2007. Caribbean pleasure industry: tourism, sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Parascandola, John.

2008. Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America. Healing Society: Disease, Medicine, and History. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

Parikka, Jussi.

2007. Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses. New York: Peter Lang.

Portilla, Elizabeth de la.

2008. They all want magic: curanderas and folk healing. College Station, Tex. : Texas A&M University Press.

Price-Smith, Andrew T.

2009. Contagion and chaos : disease, ecology, and national security in the era of globalization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Read, Alan.

2008. Theatre, intimacy & engagement : the last human venue. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Rodriguez, Julia.

2007. Civilizing Argentina Science, Medicine, and the Modern State. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press.

Sánchez, Norma Isabel.

2007. La higiene y los higienistas en la argentina: 1880-1943. Buenos Aires: Sociedad Científica Argentina.

Santana, Raúl Mayo and Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano, and José G. Rigau-Pérez, eds.

2008. A Sojourn in Tropical Medicine: Francis W. O'Connor's Diary of a Porto Rican Trip, 1927. San Juan: Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Smallman, Shawn C.

2007. The AIDS pandemic in Latin America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

South End Press.

What lies beneath: Katrina, race, and the state of the nation. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Tatinge Nascimento, Cláudia.

2009. Crossing cultural borders through the actor's work: foreign bodies of knowledge. New York, NY : Routledge.

Wald, Priscilla.

2008. Contagious: Cultures, carriers, and the outbreak narrative. Durham: Duke University Press.

White, Cassandra.

2009. An uncertain cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Wolff, Tamsen.

2009. Mendel's theatre: heredity, eugenics, and early twentieth-century American drama. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Call for Papers: 6.1 Contagion
Deadline: 1 FEBRUARY 2009
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