Global lynching and collective violence / edited by Michael J. Pfeifer
- Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 
- Physical Description:
- volumes ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Pfeifer, Michael J. (Michael James), 1968-
- Volume 1. Asia, Africa, and the Middle East -- Volume 2. The Americas and Europe.
- "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.
- 9780252082313 (vol. 1 ; paper), 0252082311 (vol. 1 ; paper), 9780252040801 (vol. 1 ; hardback), 0252040805 (vol. 1 ; hardback), 9780252099304 (vol. 1 ; ebook), 9780252082900 (vol. 2 ; paperback), and 0252082907 (vol. 2 ; paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
View MARC record | catkey: 21591872