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Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

University of Illinois Press

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ISBN 10: 0252040805 / ISBN 13: 9780252040801
Published by University of Illinois Press, 2017
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Title: Global Lynching and Collective Violence: ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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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 notorious history of necklacing. Other scholars examine lynching in medieval Nepal, the epidemic of summary executions in late Qing-era China, the merging of state-sponsored and local 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.

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Manifestations of mob violence in history and around the world

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