"One of the most interesting, original, and important books about Chiapas (and, I think, about rural Latin America) that has been published in the past 20 years." Hispanic American Historical Review

"A fascinating ethnography and cultural history... The human drama of the shifting historical balances of fortunes portrayed here is reminiscent of Gone With the Wind, or Giuseppe di Lampedusa's The Leopard, or on a smaller screen the rural Chiapas novels of Rosario Castellanos." Journal of Latin American Studies

"Lyrically written, theoretically rich...[It]challenges some deeply held assumptions about the history of land in Chiapas." Perspectives on Politics

"A much-needed contribution to the anthropological literature of Mexico and Latin America as well as to the discipline more generally... [A] highly recommended corrective to anthropology's contemporary lack of attention to elites" American Ethnologist

"One of the best geographic ethnographies of the last decade." Professional Geographer

"[Intimate Enemies] is likely to have an impact on the field for many years to come." Latin American Perspectives

Additional reviews may be found in: The Americas, The American Historical Review, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Development in Practice, Environment and Planning A,  Ethnohistory, J. Agricultural and Environmental Ethics,  J. of Agrarian Change J. of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, J. of Peasant Studies, The Latin American Review of Books, Pueblos y Fronteras