Few terms from the Marxian lexicon have been as prolific, or the literature surrounding them as prolix, as the proletariat and the commodity. The terms have long been allowed free range, as though universals, though they were born of a specific nineteenth-century European milieu. From there they have been borrowed and extended on analogical loan, so to say, into new comparative frames. Mostly, though, the procedures and rules of loan and extension remain unmarked and unnoticed.
James Ferguson and Laurence Coderre tell us more about Commodities and the Proletariat.
Meet the authors of the 61-1 issue, January 2019.
Congratulations to Chris Moffat on the publication of his new book, India’s Revolutionary Inheritance: Politics and the Promise of Bhagat Singh.
Félix Krawatzek and Gwendolyn Sasse reflect on the research that informed their essay, “Integration and Identities: The Effects of Time, Migrant Networks, and Political Crises on Germans in the United States.”
CSSH AT SIXTY At sixty-years strong, the journal remains as fit and agile as ever. The print edition is now accompanied by a dynamic website including interviews, conversations between authors, features on the research processes behind groundbreaking articles, and much more. Ten years ago, in honor of the journal’s half-century jubilee, we celebrated the occasion with an expanded issue. We’re pleased to continue that tradition on this anniversary, presenting fifteen extraordinary essays.
In recent days, much international media attention has been paid to the death of a young American missionary killed on 16 November on North Sentinel Island in India’s Andaman Islands. In her October 2017 article in Comparative Studies in Society and History, “Developing Terra Nullius: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Indigeneity in the Andaman Islands,” Uditi Sen analyzed the Islands’
long history of colonial and postcolonial incursion into and occupation of indigenous lands. The article is now available to download for free.
To celebrate CSSH‘s 60th anniversary in 2018, the journal’s editors organized an annual article award in commemoration of the late Sir Jack Goody (1919-2015). Jack Goody was a frequent author and contributor to the journal over the course of five decades. The award named in his honor is granted to the article that best represents the mission…
Webb Keane and Stephan Palmié discuss divine appearances and materiality.
Learn more about the work of the authors whose work is published in our 60th anniversary issue, volume 60, issue 4:
CSSH is thrilled to announce that Simona Cerutti and Isabelle Grangaud’s essay, “Sources and Contextualizations: Comparing Eighteenth-Century North Africa and Western European Institutions” is the inaugural winner of CSSH’s Jack Goody Award. The jury was composed of Gregory Starrett, Sherry Ortner, and Krishan Kumar.