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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the Hindi film industry, I argue that rather than hindering the industry, the lack of accurate information is integral to its functioning. Relying on economic theory's definition of “ambiguity,” which refers to missing information that could be known, I reveal how the Hindi film industry's inability...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
... experiences, and ethnographic fieldwork. The afterword considers the intellectual and ethical importance of the ethnographic sensitivity to and analytic engagement with the uncertainties and ambiguities that are at the center of these practices. Individually and collectively, the articles in this collection...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 454–475.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of decentralized authority over electricity to provincial governments and the ambiguous freedoms of indirect colonial rule. Rather than being governed according to any discrete logic of colonial governance, electric systems became terrains in which a variety of views about the proper role of the state...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 574–582.
Published: 01 December 2010
... distinctly modern, transnational cultural practices emerged in Istanbul's illustrated press, determining the parameters, albeit ambiguous, around modern life. One such debate centered upon jazz and its respective dances, namely the Charleston. Jazz represented a distinctively interwar, transnational sound...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 282–295.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp Many Arab immigrants came to the Americas—the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina (to name only a few countries)—primarily with the intent to make money quickly and return home. Their enduring presence, however, is marked by ambiguous categorizations of Arabs...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ramin Jahanbegloo Secularism, for many of us, is not a terra incognita, and yet it is certainly an improperly defined and unexplained concept. For more than 150 years, intellectuals, politicians, and theologians have used secular and secularism in a rather ambiguous way. These terms therefore need...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 May 2019
... vehicle as a multifaceted and ambiguous site of social experience and analytical possibility, the essay then sets the four essays that compose the section into the extant literature. References Arsan Andrew . Interlopers of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa . London...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paolo Sartori Abstract The essays in this collection, “Rethinking Sovereignty,” draw on the historiography of postcolonial studies to cast new ways of apprehending the semantic ambiguity of the idiom of power. By anatomizing the language of sovereignty derived from colonialism and statist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 421–433.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and ambiguous imperial regime of sovereignty. As a result, the nearly six hundred “princely states” or “Indian States” had a major influence over the course of India's constitutional development. The 1935 Act inaugurated the most decisive phase in late colonial India's political and constitutional development...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that remain as legacies of colonial governance appear within this framework as intra-state conflicts that can be managed by an amalgam of violent counterinsurgency strategies, ambiguous conflict resolution policies, and fragile peace processes. While current migration flows and environmental and economic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2010
...   opponents. Trotsky was Trotsky’s jailer’s name. Seven Types of Ambiguity, the absurdities of self- of By taking it for his own, he symbolically con- reflexivity, and so on, then would not the Arabic   Comparative quered his captor and set...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (1): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 1998
... addressed let alone answered. The CTBT was indicated, given their official position of ambiguity, that repeatedly portrayed as primarily a “trap” set by the such a dramatic change of course could not easily be NWSs led by the USA to “catch” threshold states Me carried out without a minimum...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 87–105.
Published: 01 August 2003
... ambiguities of the postcommunist era. Under and focus shifts did but further complicate the already the impact of this dramatic political change, most G80 diverse landscape I was attempting to describe. Was writers, such as Mircea Nedelciu, Gheorghe Crãciun, there any invisible thread to tie together all...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1993) 13 (1_and_2): 81–89.
Published: 01 August 1993
... assignment is not durably installed principle of regulated improvisa- clearly fixed but is merely a “preferred” arrange- tions.” ment, structural ambiguities may engender This does not, however, suggest that Mead conflicts or contradictions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 203–208.
Published: 01 May 2020
... practices and beliefs of Muslims across different cultures and even of non-Muslims who engage with Islam are entirely consistent with what Islam is. Moreover, he insists that these customs and ideals must be taken together in all their contradictory and ambiguous glory as the very essence of “being Islamic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 491–511.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... phor for the way he observed cultures. In India, Burton’s messmates gave him the sobriquet he sedulously devised systems based on memo- “White Nigger,” a name suggesting his ambigu- rization, mimicry, and performance. He actively ous relationship to both worlds.27...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 82–95.
Published: 01 August 1998
..., the power and ambiguous identity, vacillating between nationalism persistence of pre-modern and anti-modem political and ethnicism, often changing form and direction in and cultural forces and relations in the existing Kurd- pursuit of parochial interests and “immediate” politi- ish societies...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 1–62.
Published: 01 August 2000
... the socio-religious community. On numerous occa- ambiguous relations. It was formed on the initiative of sions, the BJP seemed, in fact, to remain in the back- a nucleus of convinced Hindu nationalists in the wake ground, behind the Vishva Hindu Parishad (World of the movement for the accession...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 264–267.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of academic disciplines. Unlike the other popular scales of the local, the national, or the global, however, the region’s contours are resolutely ambiguous and indeterminate: the region, as Paul Kramer reminds us, can define space ranging any- where from “just...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 108–118.
Published: 01 August 1998
... con- dawned as the Congress Party lost its dominance at tradictions and methodological ambiguities in the the center, political analysts in the country were also present discourse focussing on these categories and forced to reflect on a wider range of issues apart from the directions in which...