Volume 59, #4 // October 2017

Editorial Foreword Click here to download the editorial foreword. Articles in this Issue: Social Lives of Class   ANNA KRUGLOVA Social Theory and Everyday Marxists: Russian Perspectives on Epistemology and Ethics JONAH STUART BRUNDAGE The Pacification of Elite Lifestyles: State Formation, Elite Reproduction, and the Practice of Hunting in Early Modern England PAMELA KEA and KATRIN…

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…

Registers of Indigeneity

CSSH has a longstanding tradition of juxtaposing essays for comparative effect. Our readers enjoy this ritual, but we often wonder what our authors think of it. Under the Rubric gives CSSH authors a chance to respond directly to each other’s work, drawing additional insight and inspiration from their arguments. REGISTERS OF INDIGENEITY Uditi Sen, Developing Terra Nullius: Colonialism, Nationalism, and…

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…

October 2017

Congratulations to Anna M. Mirkova (CSSH 55-4, 2013, “‘Population Poliotics’ at the End of Empire: Migration and Sovereignty in Ottoman Eastern Rumelia“) on the publication of her new book, Muslim Land, Christian Labor: Transforming Ottoman Imperial Subjects into Bulgarian National Citizens, 1878-1939. Central European University Press, 2017

August 2017

Google Scholar just released its new metrics for the year, and CSSH is ranked as #5 in History, and has an h5-index of 15. With all due modesty we at CSSH are proud of this accomplishment and thank our editors, managing editor, members of the editorial committee, consulting editors, authors and reviewers for all their…

Being in the Know

Bart Klem and Sidharthan Manauguru reflect on the experiences and research that informed the writing of their CSSH essay, “Insurgent Rule as Sovereign Mimicry and Mutation: Governance, Kingship, and Violence in Civil Wars”.

Persons, Things, Person-Things

Mischa Suter and Ceyda Karamursel in Conversation: Maintaining a clear ontological demarcation between persons and things is arduous work, as Latour and others remind us. It requires classification work, purification work, boundary work, language work, social work, and more. Even so, certain historical contexts and situations have rendered the clear line fuzzy, and persons and things remained thoroughly entangled.