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Volume 24, no 2: 2012-2013
Summer 2013 (Edited by Ateş Altinordu and Seio
Nakajima) - Contains a book symposium on Isaac Ariail Reed’s Interpretation and Social Knowledge: On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences (Chicago 2011).
Volume 24, no 1: 2012-2013
Fall 2012 (Edited by Ateş Altinordu and Seio
Nakajima) - Contains a letter from
the chair ("Globalizing Comparative-Historical Sociology") and a panel review ("Revolutions, Old and New: Rethinking Paradigms") by Mounira Maya Charrad and Danielle Kane.
Volume 23: 2011-2012
(supplement) (Edited by Ateş Altinordu and Seio
Nakajima) - Contains information on the 2012 ASA
meeting in Denver and other miscellaneous
Spring 2012 (Edited
by Ateş Altinordu and Seio Nakajima) - Contains a book
symposium on Greta R. Krippner's Capitalizing on
Crisis: the Political Origins of the Rise of
Finance, with contributions from Frank Dobbin,
Isaac Martin, and William H. Sewell, Jr., as well as a
response from Krippner; and a book symposium on James
Mahoney's Colonialism and Postcolonial Development:
Spanish America in Comparative Perspective, with
contributions from Mara Loveman, Nitsan Chorev, Richard
Lachmann, and Dan Slater, as well as a response from
Fall 2011 (Edited by
Emily Erikson and Isaac Reed) - Contains a message from
the chair, a letter from Edward A. Tiryakian, and the
results of a survey of section members.
Volume 22: 2010-2011 Edited by Emily Erikson and
Spring 2011 -
Contains reflections from Morocco on the Arab Spring by
Jonathan Wyrtzen; a book symposium on Margaret R.
Somers' Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets,
Statelessness, and the Right to Have Rights, with
contributions from Erik Olin Wright, Saskia Sassen, and
Michael C. Tolley, as well as a response from Somers;
and a discussion between Saïd Amir Arjomand, James
Mahoney, and Immanuel Wallerstein on the question,
"What happened to the 'comparative' in comparative and
Fall 2010 - Contains
a message from the chair, a methodological symposium
(with essays by Katherine Stovel, Paul McLean, and
Scott Boorman), and a letter from Erik Olin Wright
discussing the 2012 ASA theme.
Volume 21: 2009-2010 Edited by Emily Erikson and
Spring 2010 -
Contains reports of new research on corruption and
regulation in the economic sphere, "Author Meets
Critics" discussions of new books by Mabel Berezin and
Jeffrey Haydu, and "Identities" essays by King-To Yeung
and Joya Misra.
Fall 2009 - Contains
a message from the chair, a remembrance of Giovanni
Arrighi, a report on the 2009 Comparative-Historical
Mini-Conference, "Author Meets Critics" discussions of
new books by Rebecca Emigh, Paul McLean, and John Hall,
and an "Identities" reflection by Henning Hillman.
Volume 20: 2008-2009 Edited by Nitsan Chorev and
Spring 2009 -
Includes essays on the financial crisis by Bruce
Carruthers, Sarah Quinn, and Greta Krippner. In an
"Author Meets Author" dialogue, Julian Go and Karen
Barkey discuss their work on empire. Also includes
identities essays by Sarah Babb and Chad Alan
Fall 2008 - Contains
a message from the chair on "Past and Present",
"Remembering Charles Tilly" and an interview with Isaac
Volume 19: 2007-2008 Edited by Nitsan Chorev and
Note: Beginning with Volume 19, the Comparative
Historical Section Newsletter is now known as
"Trajectories." Thanks to Dan Slater for suggesting the new
Spring 2008 - A
note on archival research and a book symposium on
George Steinmetz's The Devil's Handwriting.
Fall 2007 - Contains
a special feature on Teaching Comparative and
Historical Sociology (with contributions from John
Foran, Mounira M. Charrad, Jeff Haydu, and Mathieu
Deflem), a report from the "Thunder of History"
conference at Northwestern University, Identities
essays from Arthur Stinchcombe and Nina Bandelj, plus
announcements, new publications, recent dissertations,
Volume 18: 2006-2007 Edited by Monica
Spring 2007 - A
book symposium on Vivek Chibber's Locked in Place, an
"author meets author meets author" feature with William
Sewell, Jr., Arthur Stinchcombe, and Charles Tilly, and
our ever-popular "Identities" series, in which Amy Kate
Bailey (last year's graduate student article award
winner), Rebecca Emigh, and Richard Lachmann reflect on
why and how they entered CHS, and what it means to
Fall 2006 - A note on
the job market and a message from the chair.
Contributions by William Roy, Nicola Beisel, Julian Go,
Volume 17: 2005-2006 Edited by Monica
Spring 2006 -
Symposium on The Familial State: Ruling Families and
Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe.
Contributions by Charles Tilly, Mounira Charrad, Leslie
Price, and others.
Fall 2005 - Includes
essays by Bruce G. Carruthers, George Steinmetz, and
Volume 16: 2004-2005 Edited by Rosemary
Spring 2005 - Essays by
Jeff Goodwin, Mathieu Deflem, and more.
Fall 2004 - Essays by
Mathieu Deflem, Rosemary L. Hopcroft, and more.
Volume 15: 2003-2004 Edited by Rosemary
Spring 2004 - Essays by
Julia Adams, Randall Collins, and David Zaret on Philip
Gorski's book on the state, with a reponse by the
Fall 2003 - Essays by
John Hall, Eiko Ikegami, and Mike Sobocinski.
Summer 2003 - Includes
essays by Diana Davis, Jack Goldstone, Richard
Lachmann, Mike Sobocinski, and more.
Spring 2003 - Includes a
From the Chair; Commentaries on Richard Lachmann's
award-winning book, Capitalists in Spite of Themselves;
Volume 14: 2002 Edited by Hans
Summer 2002 - Includes a
memorial for our dear colleague Roger V. Gould; and
various essays in comparative and historical
Spring 2002 - Features
papers by Stephen Turner and Robert Marsh on Weber; by
François Dépelteau on the sociological imagination; and
info on the 2002 Barrington Moore Award.
Winter 2002 - Features
Ann Swidler's paper on Cultural Repertoires, and
contributions by James Hollander, Brian Gran, Behrooz
Tamdgidi, Levon Chorbajian, and Hans Bakker.
Volume 13: 2000-2001 Edited by Hans
Fall 2001 - Essays on
'Cultural Repertoires' by Michèle Lamont, Andrew
McLean, Ilana Friedrich Silber, Ewa Morawska, and Aldon
Summer 2001 - Symposium
on social construction and comparative-historical
sociology. Contributions by William Roy, Robert Prus,
and Hans Bakker.
Fall 2000 - Symposium on
case study research, with essays by Charles Ragin, Neil
Smelser, Edwin Amenta, and Andrew Walder. Review by
Volume 12: 1999-2000 Edited by Mathieu
Summer 2000 - Symposium
of Jeffery Paige's Coffee and Power, with a review
essay by Roland Robertson and a reply by the
Winter 2000 - Essay by
John Torpey on "The Past as Political Project."
Fall 1999 - Symposium on
The People's Lobby by Lis Clemens (reviews by Jason
Kaufman and Pamela Walters); "From the Chair" by Ewa
Morawska; ASA didactic seminar on Comparative Sociology
by Jack Goldstone.
Volume 11: 1998-1999 Edited by Mathieu
Summer 1999 - Essays by
Mounira M. Charrad on "Bringing in Tribe," and by
Beverly J. Silver on "Comparing Hegemonic
Winter 1999 - Essays by
John Boli on "Global Historical Comparative Research,"
and Francesca Guerra-Pearson on "Measuring the Meaning
of Charitable Organizations."
Fall 1998 - Essays by
Edward Tiryakian on "From LePlay to Today," and by
Mustafa Emirbayer and Mimi Sheller on "Studying Publics
in History;" From the Chair on "New Social Forms in
World Society" by David Stark.
Volume 10: 1997-1998 Edited by Philip
Summer 1998 - On meaning
and computers by John Mohr and John Hall.
Winter 1998 - Discussion
on genocide by Helen Fein and Jack Porter.
Fall 1997 - Essays on
the relationship between feminism and historical
sociology by Julia Adams and Ava Baron.
FROM THE VAULT...
Volume 8: 1995-1996 Edited by Carole
Summer 1996 - Essays by
John Hall and Clifford Staples. Many thanks to Clifford
for passing this copy on!