About CSSH

Comparative Studies in Society and History (CSSH) is a forum for new research and interpretation concerning problems of recurrent patterning and change in human societies through time and in the contemporary world. Now in its fifty-ninth year, CSSH sets up a working alliance among specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities. Review articles and discussions bring readers into touch with current findings and issues.

EDITORS

Geneviève Zubrzycki, Sociology, University of Michigan
Paul Christopher Johnson, History and Anthropology, University of Michigan

MANAGING EDITOR

David Akin

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

Susanne B. Unger

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Tasha Rijke-Epstein

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

Deirdre de la Cruz, Asian Languages & Cultures and History, University of Michigan
Robert Donia, History, University of Michigan
Gillian Feeley-Harnik, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Raymond Grew, History, University of Michigan
Diane Owen Hughes, History, University of Michigan
Matthew Hull, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Stuart Kirsch, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Erik Mueggler, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Rebecca Scott, History, University of Michigan
Andrew Shryock, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Paolo Squatriti, History, University of Michigan
Thomas Trautmann, History and Anthropology, University of Michigan

CONSULTING EDITORS

Leonard Barkan, Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Jean Comaroff, African and African American Studies, Anthropology, Harvard University
Natalie Z. Davis, History, University of Toronto
Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, University of California
Nancy Farriss, History, University of Pennsylvania
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, History, University of Notre Dame
Carlo Ginzburg, History, University of California, Los Angeles
Maurice Godelier, Anthropolgy, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Geoffery Hawthorn, Sociology, University of Cambridge
Enseng Ho, History and Anthropology, Duke University
David A. Hollinger, History, University of California, Berkeley
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, History, College de France
Deirdre McCloskey, Economics and History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sherry B. Ortner, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
James Scott, Political Science, Yale University
Teodor Shanin, Sociology, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
Gregory Starrett, Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ana Laura Stoler, Anthropology, New School for Social Research
Susan R. Suleiman, Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Katherine M. Verdery, Anthropology, City University of New York
Michael Walzer, Political Theory, Institute for Advanced Study
Gavin Wright, Economics, Stanford University
Aram Yengoyan, Anthropology, University of California, Davis

ON THE SOCIETY AND HISTORY OF CSSH »

Raymond Grew, CSSH Editor 1973–1997, Editorial Committee 1997–present

BEING EDITOR »

Thomas R. Trautmann, CSSH Editor 1997–2006, Editorial Committee 2006–present

EDITORIAL FOREWORD, PASSING THE BATON

Andrew Shryock, CSSH Editor 2006–2016, Editorial Committee 2016–present