Volume 62, #3 // July 2020

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.

Volume 61, #3 // July 2019

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.

Volume 61, #1 // January 2019

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.

Volume 60, #4 // October 2018

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.

Volume 60, #3 // July 2018

Thing theories, object-human recursion, and materiality already seem familiar and domesticated. All to the good, as it’s often not until the fickle winds of theoretical fashion shift that the most serious work can begin. We are still just scratching the surface in discerning and understanding the agencies or other capacities of things, and their limits—whether theorizing them, understanding their implications from different disciplinary perspectives, or documenting their configurations in the world. Many of this issue’s essays undertake the
reckoning of things and the challenges they pose of value, risk, calculation, and commensurability. None of the essays are predictable, none follow wellworn paths.