Latin American Research Review
I just received the latest edition of the Latin American
Research Review (LARR), vol. 38, no. 2. To my surprise, two of our
members had excellent articles therein, Dan Klooster, "Campesinos and
Mexican Forest Policy during the Twentieth Century," and Joseph L. Scarpaci,
"Architecture, Design, and Planning: Recent Scholarship on Modernity and Public
Spaces in Latin America." If that wasn't enough, I noticed that Antoinette
M.G.A. WinklerPrins (with Hugh Raffles) has "Further Reflections on Amazonian
Environmental History: Transformations of Rivers of Streams," coming out in the
next issue! I then read the Foreword by the new LARR editor, Peter M.
Ward, a Geographer at the University of Texas, but associated with the
Department of Sociology and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, who noted that
less than 5% of all submissions to the journal come from geographers, while only
40% of all submitted articles make it to the second round of peer review.
If you do the math, you can see that geographers in general and CLAG members in
particular have excelled. Vaya vaya!
Best, Karl Offen