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Charlie Bright

Professor Emeritus, Social Theory and Practice Program

Social Theory and Practice; Emeriti; Residential College

Highlighted Publications

Violence in the Big House: The Limits of Discipline and the Spaces of Resistance

Charlie Bright

Name of Periodical: States of Violence

Year of Publication: 2006

Regimes of World Order: Colonialism and Corporatism as Essays of World Power

Charlie Bright, Michael Geyer

Name of Periodical: Perspectives on the Global Past

Year of Publication: 2005

It Was As If We Were Never There: Recovering Detroit’s Past for History and Theater

Charlie Bright

Name of Periodical: Journal of American History

Year of Publication: 2002

Where in the World is America? : The History of the United States in a Global Age

Charlie Bright, Michael Geyer

Name of Periodical: Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Year of Publication: 2002

Global Violence and Nationalizing Wars in Eurasia and America: the Geopolitics of War in the mid-Nineteenth Century

Charlie Bright, Michael Geyer

Name of Periodical: Comparative Studies in Society and History

Volume Number: 3

Issue Number: 4

Year of Publication: 1996

Notes, Comments, Reviews:

Reprinted in Aram Yengoyan (ed) Modes of Comparison (University of Michigan Press, 2006)

The Powers that Punish: Prison and Politics in the Era of the ‘Big House’, 1920-1955

Charlie Bright

In a pathbreaking study of a major state prison, Michigan's Jackson State Penitentiary during the middle years of this century, Charles Bright addresses several aspects of the history and theory of punishment. The study is an institutional history of an American penitentiary, concerned with how a carceral regime was organized and maintained, how prisoners were treated and involved in the creation of a regime of order and how penal practices were explained and defended in public. In addition, it is a meditation upon punishment in modern society and a critical engagement with prevailing...

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Statemaking and Social Movements: Essays in History and Theory

Charlie Bright, Susan Harding

An interdisciplinary dialogue about politics, social movements, and the transformative relationship between states and societies.

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Month of Publication: December

Year of Publication: 1984

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 416

ISBN: 978-0472100507