CSSH interviews author Matthew Shutzer about his 2022 Goody Award winning article, “Subterranean Properties: India’s Political Ecology of Coal, 1870-1975.”
Category: In Dialogue
A good CSSH essay generates ample commentary, both before publication (in the form of peer review) and after (in patterns of citation and classroom use). In this forum, we invite authors to talk about the work they have placed in CSSH, how intellectual trends associated with the journal are changing, and new analytical problems and approaches that should receive more attention than they currently do.
Parallel Pilgrimage: Reflections on the Space/Time of Shrines, with Bruce Grant, A. Azfar Moin, Catherine Wanner, Wei-ping Lin, Ismail Fajrie Alatas, and Michael Christopher Low
CSSH authors Bruce Grant, A. Azfar Moin, Catherine Wanner, Wei-ping Lin, Ismail Fajrie Alatas, and Michael Christopher Low put into conversation their work on pilgrimage, shrines, and sovereignty.
Is it OK to Laugh? Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Konstantinos Kalantzis, and Rihan Yeh discuss the analytical power of jokes
CSSH asks Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Konstantinos Kalantzis, and Rihan Yeh: What is humor doing for you, and what are you doing with it?
Fascist Afterlives: Thoughts on Dictators, Dead Bodies, and Bodies Politic
CSSH discusses the death and resurrection of fascist leaders in Spain and Italy with Francisco Ferrándiz, Paolo Heywood, and Nitzan Shoshan.
The Work of Retrieval
CSSH author Krishan Kumar tells us why returning to earlier generations of scholars is a worthwhile endeavor and which forgotten classics have shaped his intellectual development.
Elephants, Kings, and Comparison, a Conversation with Tom Trautmann
CSSH speaks with Tom Trautmann about his lifelong interest in elephants, the subject of his 2015 book Elephants and Kings and 2021 CSSH article, “Megasthenes on the Military Livestock of Chandragupta and the Making of the First Indian Empire.”
Distinguishing Types and Discourses of Indigeneity: A Conversation with Andrew Canessa, Winner of the 2019 Jack Goody Award
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.”
In the Gray Zone: Anastasia Piliavsky, Gregory Feldman, Pál Nyíri, and Jatin Dua discuss Crime, Moral Judgment, and Problems of Jurisdiction
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.
Double Bind: A Conversation with Jeanette Jouili, Mucahit Bilici, Esra Özyürek, and Kabir Tambar about Islam and the Culture/Religion Binary
What is happening at the margins of Muslim identities? Where are those margins? And what is beyond them, in seemingly non-Muslim space?
The Specificity of Sources: Simona Cerutti and Isabelle Grangaud discuss their Goody Award-winning essay with Andrew Shryock
To celebrate CSSH‘s 60th anniversary in 2018, the journal’s editors organized an annual article award in commemoration of the late Sir Jack Goody (1919-2015). Jack Goody was a frequent author and contributor to the journal over the course of five decades. The award named in his honor is granted to the article that best represents the mission…