Congratulations to Sheetal Chhabria on the publication of her new book, Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay (University of Washington Press, 2019).
Since its inception, CSSH has published groundbreaking essays on slavery, enslaved persons, and (forced) labor across different time periods and geographic locations. Inspired by The New York Times’s “The 1619 Project,” we’ve put together a selection of these essays going back almost sixty years.
We are delighted to announce (again) that Andrew Canessa has won the 2019 Jack Goody Award for his essay, “Indigenous Conflict in Bolivia Explored through an African Lens: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Indigeneity.”
Arthur Shiwa Zárate shares insights into the journey that led to the research he conducted for his CSSH essay, “The American Sufis: Self-Help, Sufism, and Metaphysical Religion in Postcolonial Egypt.”
The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: Biological Translations; Mobility and Sedentarization; Self-Help; Moral Violence and Restraint.
Congratulations to Selim Deringil on the publication of his edited volume, The Ottoman Twilight in the Arab Lands: Turkish Memoirs and Testimonies of the Great War (Academic Studies Press, 2019).
Meet the authors of the 61-4 issue, October 2019.
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.