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.
Meet the authors of the 61-3 issue, July 2019.
This essay addresses the relationship between Vlad Naumescu’s 2019 CSSH article, “Pedagogies of Prayer: Teaching Orthodoxy in South India,” and a short documentary film that the author produced several years ago as part of the same research project. It reflects on the relationship between film and text and on the possibilities that the combination of the two media afford.
Saygun Gökarıksel discusses the research methods and ideas that inform his essay, “Facing History: Sovereignty and the Spectacles of Justice and Violence in Poland’s Capitalist Democracy.”