Reviews

This is a small selection of reviews I have completed.

Reviewed for Screen: Adriana Estrada Álvarez, Nicolás Défossé y Diego Zavala Scherer Cine Político en México (1968-2017) (Transamerican Film and Literature Series) Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2019, 350 pp. Review due in 2020.

Reviewed for the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies: Will Pansters (ed) La Santa Muerte in Mexico: History, Devotion, and Society Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019, 230 pp. Review due in 2020.

Reviewed for Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World: Livia K. Stone. Atenco Lives! Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico. Vanderbilt University Press, 2019. Print. 202 pp. Review due in 2020.

“Interrogating underpinning assumptions that activist filmmaking should conform or be analysed in these ways, Livia K. Stone proposes that we need to find new paradigms for assessing activist filmmaking. Instead of approaching such films and assessing their formal aesthetic qualities (or lack thereof), she considers their function as process, objects of exchange, and record for those who are engaged in acts of resistance.”

Reviewed for the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 95 (2018): Dunja Fehimovic and Rebecca Ogden (eds), Branding Latin America: Strategies, Aims, Resistance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2018, 232 pp., ISBN 978-1-4985- 6827-2.

Branding Latin America is an engaging, original, and refreshing new approach to understanding how the nation is conceptualized by governments, inhabitants, and outsiders in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.”

Reviewed for Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas
16.3 (2019): Maricruz Castro Ricalde, Mauricio Díaz Calderón and James Ramey (eds) Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature, Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2017, 312 pp., ISBN 978-1-78707-066-0.

Mexican Transnational Cinema and Literature is “a book that foregrounds the political and the urgency of reconsidering rigid disciplinary and geopolitical boundaries”

Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle y Christian Wehr (eds) Nationbuilding’ en el cine mexicano desde la Época de Oro hasta el presente Madrid: Iberoamericana/Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert/México D. F.: Bonilla Artigas Editores. 2015, 289 pp.

In Nationbuilding’ en el cine mexicano desde la Época de Oro hasta el presente “The chapters cover considerable ground in looking at how nation-state politics and representation intersect with identity, sexuality, class, religion and gender, as well as with production and distribution.”

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