Book Reviews


Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans, by Deborah A. Boehm. New York and London: New York University Press, 2012. Journal of Latin American Anthropology 46 (1): 213-214 (2014)


The Militarization of Childhood: Thinking Beyond the Global South, edited by Marshall Beier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Contemporary Sociology 43 (2): 192-194 (2014)


Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community, by Roberta Villalón. New York: New York University Press, 2010. Social

Forces (2013)


Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning of the Undocumented Journey, by Jacqueline Maria Hagan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. Contemporary Sociology, 38 (6): 529-531. (2009)         


God’s Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists are Working for Immigrant Rights, by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. Journal of Church and State, 51 (1): 159-160. (2009)


God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape, by Peggy Levitt. New York & London: The New Press. Amerian Journal of Sociology, 114 (5): 1578-1580. (2009)


Deflecting Immigration: Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles, by Ivan Light. Russell Sage Foundation, 2006. Social Forces 87 (2): 1158-1161. (2008)


Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America’s Newest Immigrants. By Fred Kniss and Paul D. Numrich. 2007. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion: 47 (3): 522-523. (2008)


Landscapes of Struggle: Politics, Society, and Community in El Salvador, edited by Aldo Lauria-Santiago and Leigh Binford. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg Press, 2004. Journal of Latin American Anthropology, 11 (2): 471-473. (2006)


Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe, by Kitty Calavita. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Law & Society Review, 40 (4): 965-967. (2006)


Paradise in Ashes, by Beatriz Manz. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Contemporary Sociology 34 (6): 653-655. (2005)        


Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico, by Valentina Napolitano. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Gender & Society 15 (5): 706. (2005)         


Salvadoran Migration to Southern California: Redefining El Hermano Lejano, by Beth Baker-Cristales. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004. Journal of Latin American Anthropology 10 (1): 251-252. (2005)         


A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, by Jennifer S. Hirsch. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Gender & Society 19 (1): 126-128. (2005) 


Gender in Latin America, by Sylvia Chant, with Nikki Craske. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2003. Gender & Society 18 (1): 146-147. (2004)    


Salvadorans in Costa Rica: Displaced Lives, by Bridget A. Hayden. Tucson, Ariz.: The University of Arizona Press, 2003. Contemporary Sociology, 33 (3): 331-332. (2004)   


Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29 (1): 174-175 (2003).


Gender and International Migration in Europe: Employment, Welfare and Politics. Eleonore Kofman, Annie Phizacklea, Parvati Raghuram, and Rosemary Sales. London: Routledge, 2000. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 28 (3): 571 (2002).


Free Markets, Open Societies, Closed Borders?: Trends in International Migration and Immigration Policy in the Americas. Max J. Castro, editor. Miami, Florida: North-South Center Press at the University of Miami,1999. Journal of Latin American Studies, 34: 472-473 (2002).


Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles. Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001. Contemporary Sociology, 31 (2): 174-175 (2002).


The Mercy Factory: Refugees and the American Asylum System. Christopher J. Einolf. Chicago, Il: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2001. Journal of Refugee Studies, 14 (4): 449-450 (2001).


Legalizing Moves: Salvadoran Immigrants’ Struggle for U.S. Residency. Susan Bibler Coutin. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. International Migration Review, 35 (3) 936-937 (2001).


Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States. Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston III. New York: Russell Sage Foundation,1998. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 9 (1): 131-133 (2000).


No More Kin: Exploring Race, Class, and Gender in Family Networks. Anne R. Roschelle. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications,1997. Journal of Marriage and the Family 60 (3): 797-798 (1998).


International Migration, Refugee Flows and Human Rights in North America: The Impact of Trade and Restructuring. Alan B. Simmons, editor. New York: Center for Migration Studies,1996. Journal of Refugee Studies 11 (2): 251-253 (1998).


The Other Argentina: The Interior and National Development. Larry Sawyers. Boulder: Westview Press,1996. Economic Development and Cultural Change 46 (3): 663-669 (1998).


The Other Side of the Asian American Story. Wendy Walker-Moffat. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers,1995. Journal of Refugee Studies 10 (1): 101-103 (1997).


From Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: A Refugee Experience in the United States. Jeremy Hein. New York: Twayne Publishers (Simon & Schuster Macmillan),1995. Journal of Refugee Studies 9 (2): 217-219 (1996).