The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: Biological Translations; Mobility and Sedentarization; Self-Help; Moral Violence and Restraint.
Congratulations to Paul Nugent on the publication of his new book, Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa: The Centrality of the Margins.
The editorial committee nominated these five essays published in 2018 for the Goody Award’s shortlist.
Socialism is alive and well on the pages of CSSH, and its fortunes in the larger world have improved in recent years. Even the “failed” socialisms of the past are attracting new attention. It would seem that much we thought was decided in the history of socialism is worth reconsidering.
In this essay, Hans Steinmüller provides some additional insights from his fieldwork in the Wa State of Myanmar that formed the basis of his recent CSSH article, “Conscription by Capture in the Wa State of Myanmar: Acquaintances, Anonymity, Patronage, and the Rejection of Mutuality.”
Congratulations to Julien Brachet and Judith Scheele on the publication of their new book, The Value of Disorder, and to Walter Armbrust on the publication of his new ethnography, Martyrs and Tricksters. Slightly belated congratulations to Ricardo Roque on winning the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize in Portuguese History for 2015-16.
Congratulations to Kimberly Arkin on winning this year’s Berkshire Conference of Women Historians article prize for “an article in any field of history other than women, gender, and/or sexuality.” Cambridge University Press has kindly made the article free to access.
Congratulations to Wilson Chacko Jacob on the publication of his new monograph, For God or Empire Sayyid Fadl and the Indian Ocean World.
Congratulations to Nicolas Argenti on the publication of his new book, Remembering Absence: The Sense of Life in Island Greece, and to Michał Murawski on the publication of his new monograph, The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed.
The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: CAPTURE, CONSCRIPTION, AND THE ECONOMYOF PROTECTION; GOVERNING THE GRASSROOTS; POLITICS OF PIETY; DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISMAND NEO-SOCIALISM: SANTIAGO, PARIS, CHICAGO; and DIRT.
The CSSH Jack Goody Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Andrew Canessa, for his paper “Indigenous Conflict in Bolivia Explored through an African Lens: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Indigeneity” (CSSH 60-2).
What are the priorities and larger moral systems built into breaking the law? In their conversation with Andrew Shryock, four authors explore crime and criminality as social constructs, as well as the problem of enforcing the law by stepping outside it.