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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 378–380.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: The Ethics of Embodied Life The editors of CSSAAME envision Kitabkhana (lit. repository of books) as a space for scholarly discussion about books whose critical perspectives reshape our understanding of the regions under the journal’s purview...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 182–195.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., geographically, and bodily because they are visitors to haunted spaces or what Roma Sendayka has called “non-sites of memory.” How do communal memories of horrific bodily violence sometimes result in embodied hauntings? How have visitors historically enacted rituals—including collecting bones of martyrs...
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Published: 01 August 2019
Figure 7. Iconic sculpture of a fort flanked by canons and embodying an Omani village, with its typical whitewashed look and palm gardens; built at al Fatah National Stadium in Muscat for Oman's Fortieth National Day Festival in November 2010. Photograph by the author. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 666–671.
Published: 01 December 2015
... conceptual tool: the notion of the human being as a “walking Quran.” As Diagne discusses, many Islamic traditions insist on the fact that the Quran is truly written in the heart of the believer who thus becomes an embodiment of the Word of God. As the being chosen to be the bearer of the Word spoken by God...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 671–678.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Ousseina Dioula Alidou This article uses Rudolph T. Ware III's original and compelling book, The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa , as a window through which to reflect on the contribution of West African clerisy of the classical Quran tradition...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., semiskilled, and unskilled labor shape the everyday work of building, yet these terms only partially map onto hierarchies of embodied capacities and know-how. At least two vectors are producing what I term a “problem-space” concerning skill. On one hand, long-standing patterns of informal learning by doing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph S. Alter On one level, and with reference to a specific frame of reference, embodied forms of practice that have come to be associated with Yoga and Taoist philosophy appear to be very similar if not identical in terms of form, structure, and purpose. However, there is no clear-cut history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 200–203.
Published: 01 August 2015
... a site of embodied philosophical engagement with questions regarding the bounds of self and community and our ethics toward others. We turn to these rich traditions, both textual and embodied, to confound and erase the sharp boundaries between the human, the animal, and the environment that have been...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 505–507.
Published: 01 December 2015
... “feminism” and “Islam.” Together, these essays suggest that careful analysis of the languages of justice, forms of social and political life, and embodied realities that belong to particular places and times can unseat the “common sense” of liberal feminist discourse and trouble its universalist claims...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a global consideration of the social and political interventions that staged gender as a problem of both embodiment and inequality. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 He-Yin Zhen China revolutionaries feminism social theory...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 605–621.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., and nondoctrinaire revolutionary politics, because it is difficult to erase positional and embodied differences in the scenes where politics are made. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Civil Egypt embodiment Jacques Rancière police and politics This article was made possible by the Egyptians...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 656–666.
Published: 01 December 2015
... suggest an implicit theory of embodied knowledge that constitute an authentic Islam, however, Ware particularizes West African and Muslim forms of religiosity and dehistoricizes present struggles and points of social contention. The resulting narrative appears to legitimate claims made by the religious...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 228–242.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sandipto Dasgupta Dasgupta’s essay revisits the long-standing debate about colonial continuity in postcolonial India’s constitutional system. The Indian constitution makers sought to produce a system embodying a transformational constitutional vision—that is, a constitutional structure that could...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 May 2014
... involved alterations within a shared framework. Most notably, Shari’ati emphasized the prospect of a return to a religious self, redefined as political ethics. Whereas Fanon privileged an embodied experience of racialization as the most fundamental constraining and enabling factor in the realization...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 106–125.
Published: 01 May 2014
... as an anomalous deviation from an American constitutionalism thought to embody the realization of immanent reason at the end of history, Du Bois demonstrates that the forms of barbarism, custom, and status posited as prior in this telos of constitutional progress to be products of the American juridico-political...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 93–108.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that force the reader to renegotiate the intersection of the personal and political as they are embodied in African women's lives. Modernistic narrative strategies play a key component in recreating the subjective reality of women on the verge, or in the midst, of psychic collapse. Simultaneously...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 153–165.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Yasmin Moll Abstract The practice of feigning weeping in devotional contexts, including in hortatory preaching, is closely associated in Egypt with Islamic Revivalism. It is an expression of pious humility through which worshippers pretend to cry in order to (ideally) develop the embodied capacity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 December 2021
... embodying conditions of subordination, exploitation, and unfreedom through historical colonialism, is notably marked by a necessary unevenness in totalization and complete subsumption; this set of heteronomous conditions gave rise to historically distinct and specific discourses and forms of resistance...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 221–236.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of Europe to be laid in ancestral soils in countries of origin. Through interviews with Muslim death-care workers and community members the authors analyze the significance and symbolic value that such posthumous journeys carry in postmigratory settings. They argue that the Muslim corpse embodies a range...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 355–367.
Published: 01 August 2017
... traders, is not just the backdrop for diaspora and migration, for trade networks and imperial formations. Rather, this landscape actively creates tactile and embodied experiences of these phenomena. Monsoons, long-distance commerce, and even faraway places are not just symbolic imaginaries but very much...