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Global lynching and collective violence

Author: Michael J Pfeifer
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Often considered peculiarly American, lynching in fact takes place around the world. In the first book of a two-volume study, Michael J. Pfeifer collects essays that look at lynching and related forms of collective violence in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Understanding lynching as a transnational phenomenon rooted in political and cultural flux, the writers probe important issues from Indonesia--where a long  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Pfeifer
ISBN: 9780252082313 0252082311 9780252040801 0252040805 9780252082900 0252082907 9780252041389 0252041380
OCLC Number: 975487481
Description: volumes ; 23 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Asia, Africa, and the Middle East --
Volume 2. The Americas and Europe.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Pfeifer.

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"Often considered peculiarly American, lynching in fact takes place around the world. In the first book of a two-volume study, Michael J. Pfeifer collects essays that look at lynching and related forms of collective violence in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Understanding lynching as a transnational phenomenon rooted in political and cultural flux, the writers probe important issues from Indonesia--where a long history of public violence now twines with the Internet--to South Africa, with its history of vigilante necklacing. Other scholars examine lynching in medieval Nepal, the epidemic of summary executions in late Qing-era China, state-sponsored collective violence during the Nanking Massacre, and the ways public anger and lynching in India relate to identity, autonomy, and territory. Contributors: Laurens Bakker, Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, Nandana Dutta, Weiting Guo, Or Honig, Frank Jacob, Michael J. Pfeifer, Yogesh Raj, and Nicholas Rush Smith."--Page 4 of cover.

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"This collection makes a significant contribution to the global study of lynching, mob violence, and vigilantism. The book provides historical depth, theoretical perspective and covers a wide Read more...

 
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