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  1. The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State.John C. Torpey - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book presents the first detailed history of the modern passport and why it became so important for controlling movement in the modern world. It explores the history of passport laws, the parliamentary debates about those laws, and the social responses to their implementation. The author argues that modern nation-states and the international state system have 'monopolized the 'legitimate means of movement',' rendering persons dependent on states' authority to move about - especially, though not exclusively, across international boundaries. This new (...)
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    Rhoda Howard-Hassmann with Anthony P. Lombardo, Reparations to Africa.Jeremy Sarkin, Colonial Genocide and Reparations Claims in the 21st Century: The Socio-Legal Context of Claims Under International Law by the Herero Against Germany for Genocide in Namibia, 1904-1908. [REVIEW]John Torpey - 2010 - Human Rights Review 11 (4):589-591.
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  3. A (Post-) Secular Age? Religion and the Two Exceptionalisms.John Torpey - 2010 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (1):269-296.
    This paper explores the recent debates over secularization and particularly the familiar claim that the United States is significantly more religious than European societies. It argues that that conclusion is essentially correct but also that it must be qualified in many ways.
     
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  4. Coming and Going: On the State Monopolization of the Legitimate “Means of Movement”.John Torpey - 1998 - Sociological Theory 16 (3):239-259.
    Following the imagery of "expropriation" used by Marx to describe the process of capitalist development and by Weber to characterize states' monopolization of the legitimate use of violence, I argue that modern states have also "expropriated the legitimate means of movement" and monopolized the authority to determine who may circulate within and cross their borders. Against this background, we should reconsider the metaphor of "penetration" typically used to discuss the enhanced capacity of modern states relative to their predecessors, and instead (...)
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    Inventing the Axial Age: The Origins and Uses of a Historical Concept.John D. Boy & John Torpey - 2013 - Theory and Society 42 (3):241-259.
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    Pinker and Progress.John Torpey - 2018 - Theory and Society 47 (4):511-538.
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    Revolutions and Freedom of Movement: An Analysis of Passport Controls in the French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions. [REVIEW]John Torpey - 1997 - Theory and Society 26 (6):837-868.
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    Ethics and Critical Theory: From Horkheimer to Habermas.John Torpey - 1986 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1986 (69):68-84.
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    The Abortive Revolution Continues: East German Civil-Rights Activists Since Unification. [REVIEW]John Torpey - 1995 - Theory and Society 24 (1):105-134.
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    What Future for the Future? Reflections on The Black Book of Communism.John Torpey - 2001 - Human Rights Review 2 (2):135-143.
    Presents a commentary on the crimes of communism theme of the book `The Black Book of Communism,' by Stephane Courtois. Impact made by the book in France; Factor that made the book controversial in Europe; Assertions made by Courtois about genocide; Aim of the book. Presents a commentary on the crimes of communism theme of the book `The Black Book of Communism,' by Stephane Courtois. Impact made by the book in France; Factor that made the book controversial in Europe; Assertions (...)
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    Reparations for Human Rights Abuses.Ereshnee Naidu & John Torpey - 2011 - In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge. pp. 476.
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    Between Philosophy and Social Science: Selected Early Writings.G. Frederick Hunter, Matthew S. Kramer & John Torpey (eds.) - 1995 - MIT Press.
    Max Horkheimer is well known as the director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research and as a sometime collaborator with Theodor Adorno, especially on their classic Dialectic of Enlightenment. These essays reveal another side of Horkheimer, focusing on his remarkable contributions to critical theory in the 1930s.Included are Horkheimer's inaugural address as director of the Institute, in which he outlines the interdisciplinary research program that would dominate the initial phase of the Frankfurt School, his first full monograph, and a (...)
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  13. Legalism and its Discontents : The Case of Reparations for Black Americans.John Torpey - 2005 - In Lawrence Douglas, Austin Sarat & Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds.), The Limits of Law. Stanford University Press.
     
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  14. The Three Axial Ages: Moral, Material, Mental.John Torpey - 2017 - Rutgers University Press.
    How should we think about the “shape” of human history since the birth of cities, and where are we headed? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the “Axial Age” of the first millennium BCE, when some of the world’s major religious and intellectual developments first emerged, was only one of three such decisive periods that can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction. Torpey’s argument advances the idea that there are in fact (...)
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