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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 30–42.
Published: 01 May 2018
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 200–203.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Manan Ahmed Asif; Anand Vivek Taneja This essay introduces six articles in the special section on animals and enchantment. The ethnographic bent of many of the essays in this special section demonstrates how the copresence of animal and human beings continues to make everyday life in South Asia...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 204–221.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Anand Vivek Taneja In this article I explore stories and rituals surrounding sanctified birds, snakes, cats, and stones in contemporary Delhi and rural Uttar Pradesh. These stories and rituals, while drawing on long-standing Indic and Islamic traditions that centrally feature animals, are in many...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 222–231.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Richard McGregor This essay focuses on animals as a site for religion and identifies what McGregor calls the “religion of animals.” The construction of the human-animal divide is explored through the Quran, Islamic theology, and philosophy, with particular attention paid to the encyclopedic epistle...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Bhrigupati Singh; Naisargi Dave In this article we explore particular sacred and profane forms in which animals are killed in contemporary India. Taking up religious and secular, rural and urban, industrial and domestic instances from our fieldwork, we examine the affects, doubts, pleasures...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 277–280.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Wendy Doniger This essay is a response to the five essays included in this special section “Animals and Enchantment in South Asia.” In addition to summarizing these essays, this essay argues that animals keep eluding and exceeding the intellectual categories and cages humans set for them. Religion...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 117–136.
Published: 01 May 2015
... for consumption in Britain extended a general distancing of live animal and dead meat on an imperial scale. The outcome of this was not only economic and ecological change throughout much of the Southern Hemisphere, but also the reformulation of colonial flocks to suit the new trade in frozen meat. From Colonial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 156–172.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sujit Sivasundaram By reconsidering how race operates at the intersection of the human-animal divide, this essay looks back on the paths that have been opened by the special section “Nonhuman Empires.” Rather than interrogating the literary entanglement of animality and race, the argument considers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 492–504.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Claire Brandon This article investigates miniature painter Shahzia Sikander's work in animation. It begins by providing background on Sikander's earlier animation work since 2001 and by exploring the use of sound, image, and digital technology in these works. These animations are made from many...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 440–453.
Published: 01 December 2014
...On Barak The abstraction of “energy” emerged in the second third of the nineteenth century amid attempts to disentangle human, animal, hydro, and carbon powers, seeking to thereby transform them into manageable and docile forces. This simplification still animates the notion of “energy regimes,” so...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Rohan Deb Roy The themed section “Nonhuman Empires” contributes to a critique of anthropocentrism in the field of imperial history. It reveals the variety of ways in which the historical trajectories of nonhuman animals and empires both intersected and informed one another. Beyond merely...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 323–338.
Published: 01 August 2012
... representation. While the books produced during the formative period of the 1980s remained faithful to a strict interpretation of Sunni orthodox norms of representation that shied away from depicting animate beings, children’s literature published from the late 1990s onward has abandoned such pictorial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 66–72.
Published: 01 May 2020
... settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, the piece explores the social worlds animated by mobility, bringing renewed attention to social and spatial practices. These include strategies of economic and social cooperation used by residents to spatially constitute communities, imbue them with meaning, and in the process...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ruchi Chaturvedi; Antina von Schnitzler Abstract This essay introduces the special section “Political Society and Popular Politics in Africa” and sets out some of the key debates and concepts that animate the contributions. It focuses in particular on the specific terrains of postcolonial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., animated by critical regional histories. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 surveillance security ethnography everyday civil-military relations uncertainty region This special section of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East explores civil-military...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Milad Odabaei Abstract After Iran's 1979 revolution, the energies that had animated the struggle for a modern Islamic government were partially redirected to the task of the renewal of the Islamic tradition. Paradigmatic of this effort is “the Cultural Revolution” that has sought to combat what...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 159–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mehdi Sakatni Abstract A conventional view of nomadic tribes is that motorization—the passage from animal to automobile transportation—brought about the transformation and eventually the obliteration of the nomadic pastoralist lifestyle in the long twentieth century. But through the example...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the contemporaneous emergence of human violence and affection toward dogs. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 dogs Egypt Ottoman Empire interspecies relations urban regulation Earlier versions of portions of this article appear in Alan Mikhail, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt (Oxford University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 137–155.
Published: 01 May 2015
... between colonial ship between territory and population was socially structures of power and the development of natu- mediated in animals as well as in humans, and ral knowledge. Territoriality was neither merely a that any effective population management regime...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 August 2016
... figuration and reference. Summary, or, A Monkey on Your Back Those who have not read Beukes’s Zoo City may need a summary. In the recent past, segments of the global population got “animalled.” In this ontological shift, an animal — a mongoose, a sloth, a mara- bou stork, a tapir — gets attached...