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Global Vigilantes

EditorDavid Pratten, Atryee Sen

Paperback | December 31, 2007

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Vigilante movements and ideologies are spreading throughout the world, from Northern Ireland to West Africa, from Bombay to Moscow. Whether monitoring local crime and other forms of social behavior or surveying larger operations of drug trafficking and terrorism, vigilantes patrol the real and imagined political boundaries of our increasingly globalizing world. Global Vigilantes is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of contemporary vigilantism and its relationship to different members of society and state authorities. The volume describes vigilantes' historical antecedents and explores the production and reproduction of vigilantism within shifting climates of hate and fear. It also addresses the cults and cultures of conflict associated with vigilantism and the modes, meanings, and methods of vigilante violence.

Contributors: Ray Abrahams (Cambridge University); Jennifer Burrell (University at Albany, State University of New York); Lars Buur (Danish Institute for International Studies); Conerly Casey (The American University of Kuwait); Leo Chavez (University of California, Irvine); Mark Galeotti (Keele University); Daniel M. Goldstein (Rutgers University); Neil Jarman (Institute for Conflict Research); Steffen Jensen (University of Roskilde, Denmark); Tobias Kelly (University of Edinburgh); Helene Maria Kyed (University of Roskilde) David Pratten (University of Oxford); Rosellen Roche (Queen's University Belfast); Dennis Rodgers (London School of Economics); Alpa Shah (University of London); Atreyee Sen (University of Sussex); Jonathan Spencer (University of Edinburgh); Gavin Weston (University of Sussex)

David Pratten is lecturer in the social anthropology of Africa at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Atreyee Sen is research fellow in conflict, cohesion, and change at the University of Manchester.
Title:Global VigilantesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.82 inPublished:December 31, 2007Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231700318

ISBN - 13:9780231700313

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Editorial Reviews

This is a rich and fascinating book, which has been edited into an impressively coherent whole. Global Vigilantes comprises a vivid and original collection of chapters on the phenomenon of vigilantism and popular justice. The chapters are clearly and crisply written and address a strong core of central theoretical issues which raise deeply troubling questions about justice and morality in a globalizing world. The editors are to be congratulated on the appearance of this brilliantly provocative collection.