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Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Michael J. Pfeifer


The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in many global cultures and eras. This collection of essays looks at lynching and related varieties of collective violence, such as vigilantism and rioting, across world cultures. Analyzing lynching and collective violence in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the chapters highlight both the presence of mob violence in a number of cultures and eras and the particularity of its occurrence in certain cu ... More

Keywords: Lynching, Vigilantism, collective violence, world cultures, Asia, Africa, Middle East

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041389
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Pfeifer, editor
The City University of New York

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