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.