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.


Current Issue

Volume 59 Number 1 January 2017

Editorial Foreword


CAROLE McGRANAHAN   Imperial but Not Colonial: Archival Truths, British India, and the Case of the “Naughty” Tibetans

ANDREA MUEHLEBACH   The Body of Solidarity: Heritage, Memory, and Materiality in Post-Industrial Italy

Breaking Frame

LUCIA CARMINATI   Alexandria, 1898: Nodes, Networks, and Scales in Nineteenth-Century Egypt and the Mediterranean

RIHAN YEY   Visas, Jokes, and Contraband: Citizenship and Sovereignty at the Mexico–U.S. Border

Politics of Belonging in East Africa

EMILY CALLACI   Street Textuality: Socialism, Masculinity, and Urban Belonging in Tanzania’s Pulp Fiction Publishing Industry, 1975–1985

JUSTIN WILLIS, GABRIELLE LYNCH, and NIC CHEESEMAN   “A valid electoral exercise”? Uganda’s 1980 Elections and the Observers’ Dilemma

Scales of Comparison

SIMONA CERUTTI and ISABELLE GRANGAUD   Sources and Contextualizations: Comparing Eighteenth-Century North African and Western European Institutions

ALEXANDER ANIEVAS and KEREM NIŞANCIOĞLU   How Did the West Usurp the Rest? Origins of the Great Divergence over the Longue Durée

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