March 2018

Congratulations to CSSH authors Alireza Doostdar, Graham M. Jones, and Begüm Adalet on the publication of their new monographs.

Authoritarianism and Trump

In his CSSH review essay, “On Authoritarianism,” Michael Meng investigates the history of authoritarianism and provides a comparative study of authoritarian regimes. In his reflections below, he turns his attention to the nature of current presidential politics in the United States. A number of historians have attempted to place Donald Trump’s presidency in historical perspective. Most…

January 2018

Congratulations to CSSH authors Keith Hart and Lara Deeb, and to CSSH editor Paul Christopher Johnson, on the publication of their new books.

Volume 60, #1 // January 2018

Theories have histories and spatial locations. Certain foci of anthropological or historical reflection are, unsurprisingly, beholden to specific regions: spirit possession and postcolonialism gathered in relation to Africa, and India; revolution, to France, the U.S., Haiti, and Russia; territoriality and spatial semiotics to indigenous groups of the Americas or Australia; “ethnic nationalism,” to Germany and Eastern Europe; creolization and transculturation, to the Caribbean. These geo-theoretical productions inflect and act recursively on and in the lives of social actors who inherit them in those sites, and who live in their sediment.

November 2017

Congratulations to CSSH author Alaina Lemon (51-4, “Sympathy for the Weary State?: Cold War Chronotophes and Moscow Others“) on the publication of her new book, Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays. CSSH congratulates CSSH author Kyle Harper (54-4, “Culture, Nature, and History: The Case of Ancient Sexuality“) on the publication of his new…