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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Latin American Research Review (LARR)

Book review essays

Latin American Research Review has a long tradition of commissioning thematic book review essays that discuss a selected group of recently published books. The intent of these reviews is threefold: (1) to familiarize readers with the subject matter, approach, arguments, and conclusions found in a group of books whose common focus is a historical period; a country or region within Latin America; or a practice, development, or issue of interest to specialists and others; (2) to locate these books within current scholarship, critical methodologies, and approaches; and (3) to probe the relation of these new books to previous work on the subject, especially canonical texts. Unlike individual book reviews, the cluster reviews found in LARR seek to address the state of the field or discipline and not solely the works at issue.

LARR does not publish unsolicited reviews, nor does it normally commission reviews from students or others who do not hold the Ph.D. Review essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

For information on style and formatting of review essays, please see the book review style guide.

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