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 57 Number 4 October 2015

Editorial Foreword

Who’s Backward Now?

CHRIS HANN   Backwardness Revisited: Time, Space, and Civilization in Rural Eastern Europe

BEGÜM ADALET   Questions of Modernization: Coding Speech, Regulating Attitude in Survey Research

Infrastructures and Techno-States

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LOW   Ottoman Infrastructures of the Saudi Hydro-State: The Technopolitics of Pilgrimage and Potable Water in the Hijaz

FREDRIK MEITON   The Radiance of the Jewish National Home: Technocapitalism, Electrification, and the Making of Modern Palestine

Greek Tragicomedy

ELIZABETH DAVIS   “We’ve toiled without end”: Publicity, Crisis, and the Suicide “Epidemic” in Greece

KONSTANTINOS KALANTZIS   “Fak Germani”: Materialities of Nationhood and Transgression in the Greek Crisis

CSSH Discussion

YANNA YANNAKAKIS   Beyond Jurisdictions: Native Agency in the Making of Colonial Legal Cultures. A Review Essay

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