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Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
edited by Michael J. Pfeifer
University of Illinois Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-252-08231-3 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09930-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04080-1
Library of Congress Classification HV6455.G56 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.134

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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