The Results Are In: Top Articles of 2016

The Results Are In

Recently, subscribers to American SpeechEthnohistoryFrench Historical Studies, and Labor voted on the most-read articles of 2016 that had the greatest influence on their teaching and research work in the past year. Check out the articles, made freely available.

American Speech

‘Good Old Immigrants of Yesteryear,’ Who Didn’t Learn English: Germans In Wisconsin” by Miranda E. Wilkerson and Joseph Salmons (2008)


Hybrid Cosmologies in Mesoamerica: A Reevaluation of the Yax Cheel Cab, a Maya World Tree,” by Timothy W. Knowlton and Gabrielle Vail (2010)

French Historical Studies

‘They Are Undesirables’: Local and National Responses to Gypsies during World War II” by Shannon L. Fogg (2008)


The Unknown Origins of the March on Washington: Civil Rights Politics and the Black Working Class” by William P. Jones (2010)

Thank you to all who voted!

Most-Read Articles of 2016

What were the most-read articles in 2016 from all Duke University Press journals? Check out the top 10 articles, made freely available for 2017.

  1. Ethiopia’s Original Sin

    Hassen Husein and Mohammed Ademo, World Policy Journal 33:3 (2016)

  2. The Return of Sanskrit: How an Old Language Got Caught up in India’s New Culture Wars

    Ananya Vajpeyi, World Policy Journal 33:3 (2016)

  3. Tangled Web: The Syrian Civil War and Its Implications

    Ted Galen Carpenter, Mediterranean Quarterly 24:1 (2013)

  4. Revisiting Postmodernism: An Interview with Fredric Jameson

    Conducted by Nico Baumbach, Damon R. Young, and Genevieve Yue, Social Text #127 (2016)

  5. Punks, Bulldaggers and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?

    Cathy J. Cohen, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 3:4 (1997)

  6. Instafame: Luxury Selfies in the Attention Economy

    Alice E. Marwick, Public Culture 27:1 (2015)

  7. Necropolitics

    Achille Mbembe, translated by Libby Meintjes, Public Culture 15:1 (2003)

  8. Congo’s ‘Mr. X’: The Man who Fooled the UN

    Daniel Fajey, World Policy Journal 33:2 (2016)

  9. The Generation of Postmemory

    Marianne Hirsch, Poetics Today 29:1 (2008)

  10. My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage

    Susan Stryker, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 1:3 (1994)


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