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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: Keynote Address to “Orientalism and Fundamentalism in Islamic and Judaic Critique: A Conference Honoring Sadik Al-Azm” Sadik J. Al-Azm ear Colleagues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 354–364.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Dina Matar Matar’s essay addresses the PLO’s cultural activism, in other words, its investment in diverse spheres of popular culture, at the beginning of the revolutionary period 1968–82. Drawing on archival research of the main spheres of the PLO’s cultural output, it traces how the PLO...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 334–340.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of the lesser-known texts of the Gorakhbani , often called granth s, and examines how they were composed to address specific audiences and topics. In particular, Marrewa-Karwoski considers the Narvai Bodh ( Instructions to the King ) and explore how the Nath sampraday negotiates power and sovereignty in a text...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 173–175.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anupama Rao In this introduction, Rao discusses the importance of The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory , edited by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko, and the resulting Kitabkhana, or book forum. The contributors to the Kitabkhana address The Birth...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 511–522.
Published: 01 December 2012
... be appropriated as a means of expressing nineteenth-century European concern with origins. An examination of the Aryan myth thus addresses a fundamental concern of postcolonial criticism, namely that the West needed to constitute the Orient as its Other in order to constitute itself and its own subjective...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 563–583.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Hala Halim As part of the endeavor to seek out nonmetropolitan forms of comparatism, this article addresses the trilingual periodical Lotus: Afro-Asian Writings that was published by the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association from the late 1960s until the early 1990s. Lotus , the article argues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 86–102.
Published: 01 May 2017
... horticulture synchronized with “greening the desert” policies and narratives? Dixon's article addresses this question with the concept of desert frontier, which is developed through a case study of industrial horticulture production in Egypt's arid regions and through an analysis of the relations between...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to be added the history of colonial actors' concepts, taking into consideration translingual practices. The third step addresses the problem of how to transform the existing analytical concepts in order to do greater justice to the ways in which actors conceived of their world. © 2016 by Duke University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 500–512.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ana Vinea Abstract This article examines the notion of evidence ( dalil ) as it circulates in a revivalist religious therapy in contemporary Egypt to address current transformations of Islamic epistemologies, especially in relation to modern science. It focuses on Quranic healing, a Salafi-oriented...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 237–242.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Sarah Ghabrial Abstract This essay addresses the question of how colonial histories might be “written back” into genealogies of exception. Its central premise is that exception insinuates itself into and finally supplants the norm from margins (symbolic, racial, and cartographic) to centers, and so...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 230–236.
Published: 01 August 2020
... a central part; and a more metropolitan genealogy of political repression that could be traced back to the monarchy. The author thus divides her remarks into three sections. First, she addresses the double genealogy of exception in France; second, the discriminatory character of the exception; and last...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2020
... expand and fine-tune our analytical baggage when addressing forms of fragmented rule. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Central Asia brigands raids governance Russia Turkmen Since the appearance of Eric Hobsbawm's Bandits , 1 many have reflected on the ways in which...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 601–606.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Michael Collins Abstract In addressing the relationship between national and international worldmaking political projects, Adom Getachew's impressive and thought-provoking recent book, Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination , seeks to move beyond recent debates between...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 606–613.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The question: to what degree should the conventional conceptual frameworks of political theory carry the weight of Getachew's challenge? Shilliam addresses this question by looking at a “little tradition” of worldmaking: Ethiopianism. He presents the challenge provided by Ethiopianism as an analytical one: its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 243–249.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Shah Mahmoud Hanifi Abstract The constitutional history thread woven through Faiz Ahmed's Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires unites Afghan, Indian, Ottoman, Islamic, modernist, and other strands of analysis. Hanifi's essay addresses issues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 404–412.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Orit Bashkin Abstract This essay considers accounts of the Dreyfus Affair published in the newspaper Thamarat al-Funun (founded 1875) during 1898 to demonstrate how Arab writers addressed the rights of minorities in Europe and examined failed emancipatory projects. Writing about the Dreyfus Affair...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Aslı Zengin Abstract This special section draws on the associations between the dead and the living, and approaches death as not something final and complete but rather as a regenerative force for afterlives. Engaging with this framework, this section addresses the following questions: How do...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 365–376.
Published: 01 August 2018
... life. The South represents a moment of uncertainty in the history of capitalism that brings the human condition itself into question. This conversation addresses the contradictions and indeterminacy, difficulties and possibilities, and the uncertain futures that might await both the South and the North...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 377–395.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Ravinder Kaur When and how did the third world transform into an emerging market in the global economy? Kaur addresses this ongoing reinscription of the old third world as market, unpacking new modes of imagination and knowledge at the heart of this historical shift. She argues that if the quest...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Abosede George The articles in this special section, organized by Abosede George, Saheed Aderinto, and Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, were presented at the first Lagos conference at Barnard College. Each addresses a piece of Lagos that exists as much, or far more, in the imaginary as it does in the real...