Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH) is a forum for new research and interpretation concerning problems of recurrent patterning and change in human societies through time and in the contemporary world. Now in its fifty-seventh year, CSSH sets up a working alliance among specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities. Review articles and discussions bring readers into touch with current findings and issues.


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Volume 58 Number 1 January 2016

Editorial Foreword

Re-placing Jews

OREN KOSANSKY   When Jews Speak Arabic: Dialectology and Difference in Colonial Morocco

ESRA ÖZYÜREK   Export-Import Theory and the Racialization of Anti-Semitism: Turkish- and Arab-Only Prevention Programs in Germany

GENEVIÈVE ZUBRZYCKI   Nationalism, “Philosemitism,” and Symbolic Boundary-Making in Contemporary Poland

 Corrosive Politics

TOLGA U. ESMER   Notes on a Scandal: Transregional Networks of Violence, Gossip, and Imperial Sovereignty in the Late Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Empire

SARAH MUIR   On Historical Exhaustion: Argentine Critique in an Era of “Total Corruption”

 The Black Transoceanic

WYATT MAcGAFFEY   Constructing a Kongo Identity: Scholarship and Mythopoesis

ALEXANDER ROCKLIN   “A Hindu is white although he is black”: Hindu Alterity and the Performativity of Religion and Race between the United States and the Caribbean

 Bodies and Souls

KEVIN E. KO   The Anatomical Perspective: Epistemology and Ethics in a Colonial Missionary Clinic

 CSSH Discussion

PETER GESCHIERE   Witchcraft, Shamanism, and Nostalgia. A Review Essay

CSSH Notes

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