The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: “Big Men” Pasts; Making Human Kinds in Africa and China; Mapping Social Geography; and Religious Conversion at the Frontier.
Jatin Dua discusses his 2020 Jack Goody Award-winning essay, “Hijacked: Piracy and Economies of Protection in the Western Indian Ocean,” with CSSH.
CSSH awards Jatin Dua the 2020 Jack Goody Prize for his superb essay, “Hijacked: Piracy and Economies of Protection in the Western Indian Ocean.” CSSH also recognizes Marvin Chochotte’s article, “Making Peasants Chèf: The Tonton Makout Militia and the Moral Politics of Terror in the Haitian Countryside during the Dictatorship of François Duvalier, 1957–1971,” with an Honorable Mention.
CSSH congratulates David Henig, Tony Ballantyne, and Radhika Singha on their latest publications!
Meet the authors of the 62-4 issue, October 2020.
The essays in this issue are grouped together under the following rubrics: Insurgent Youth, Social Lives of Categories, and Legal Cultures.
Mark Anthony Geraghty provides a true “behind the scenes” account of the corruption and illicit negotiations that impact trial outcomes in the New Rwanda’s Gacaca courts.
CSSH celebrates new publications by Sarah E. Wagner, Fernando Coronil and Julie Skurski, and Alan Mikhail.
A collection of essays on protest, revolution, policing, and resistance.
The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: Icons of Racism and their Afterlives, Contamination and the Half-Life of History, and The Good Kill: Law, Ethics, Technique.
In our Spring 2020 issue, Julie Gibbings and Jacob Tropp guide us through several telling cases of cultural, or intercultural, understanding. Our editors saw “expediency” as a theme that unites the essays, but there are many others. Tropp and Gibbings tell us more.