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 4 October 2016

Editorial Foreword

Interstices, Margins, Borderlands

ALFRED W. MCCOY   Covert Netherworld: An Invisible Interstice in the Modern World System

MIKAELA ROGOZEN-SOLTAR   “We suffered in our bones just like them”: Comparing Migrations at the Margins of Europe

DAVID HENIG   Crossing the Bosphorus: Connected Histories of “Other” Muslims in the Post-Imperial Borderlands of Southeast Europe

Islamic Moderns

NADAV SAMIN   Daʿwa, Dynasty, and Destiny in the Arab Gulf

NUR AMALI IBRAHIM   Homophobic Muslims: Emerging Trends in Multireligious Singapore

“Civilizing” Arts

RAJA ADAL   Aesthetics and the End of the Mimetic Moment: The Introduction of Art Education in Modern Japanese and Egyptian Schools

SAYAKA CHATANI   The Ruralist Paradigm: Social Work Bureaucrats in Colonial Korea and Japan’s Assimilationism in the Interwar Period

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