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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 103–112.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lara Deeb; Jessica Winegar In their recent book, Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2016), Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar provide the first academic study of how political and economic pressures shape the way scholars based in the United States research...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., cruelties and forms of indifference expressed by our ethnographic interlocutors while witnessing or executing the death of animals. Rather than indicting such acts and emotions, we emphasize a different question within the anthropology of ethics. Instead of asking (only) how one ought to live, we suggest...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Roland Lardinois © 1996: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1996 The Genesis of Louis Dumont’s Anthropology: The 1930s in France Revisited Roland Lardinois There are those among us who have...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ilana Feldman Abstract This brief essay reflects on a collection of anthropological investigations of security and surveillance practices in South Asia and the Middle East. The articles in the collection highlight what looking at security matters reveals about families, migration, borderland...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 336–354.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Andrew J. Eisenberg Employing approaches from ethnomusicology and vocal anthropology, Eisenberg undertakes an interpretive-ethnographic analysis of Indian taarab , a genre of Swahili song on the Kenyan coast that features Swahili words set to Hindi film song melodies performed in a distinctly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 107–121.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Youssef Belal This article is devoted to the study of questions of knowledge, law, and ethics in Islamic context. Starting with a discussion of assumptions about Islamic ethical practices in recent anthropological and historical works on the fatwa, it explores procedures of truth seeking and modes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 524–539.
Published: 01 December 2018
... an anthropology of ignorance by revealing the political predicaments that arise out of an Islamic literacy activism that, Mouftah argues, is ultimately counterrevolutionary in its effects. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 status education Islamic reform recognition Egypt References...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 171–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Chris Moffat Abstract This essay serves as both an introduction to the themed section and a provocation regarding a possible agenda for the anthropology of history in Pakistan. It considers the implications of Faisal Devji's argument that unity in Pakistan was originally pursued through a rejection...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of seminary education. Drawing on a long-term engagement with postrevolutionary Iranian intellectuals, including fieldwork in Tehran and Qom, this article offers a historical and anthropological exploration of the interrelated questions of tradition, transmission, and translation. It is ethnographically...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 353–357.
Published: 01 August 2019
... calls for further engagement with the Islamic legal tradition in the analysis of sharia court records in order to better understand the relation between state, law, and community. Finally, it elaborates on Doumani's important contributions to the anthropology of kinship. My caution is an invitation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins Abstract This review looks at how Shahab Ahmed engages with history, political elitism, secularism, and anthropology in his book What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Islam political theology culture...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 166–174.
Published: 01 August 2021
...-political imagination. It therefore builds on anthropological analyses of other parts of the world that have emphasized the political power of aesthetics as more than representations of already existing ideas—that is, as an ideologically and politically productive force in its own right. Copyright © 2021...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the focus of sociological, anthropological, as well as political discourse, especially in the wake of the 2005 urban riots. Considering their case can help us to understand the history and the present-day predicament of “minority” in order to reimagine it beyond restrictive and racist frames. Copyright ©...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 408–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... been dominant. Instead this article draws on the anthropology of divination to argue that capitalist action is provoked by technologies of the imagination that generate speculation. These issues are explored in the context of changing forms of governance of the Hooghly riverine economy by bureaucrats...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 156–172.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the disciplinary and conceptual genealogies that stretch over these two alternative modes of differentiation. Starting with phrenology and comparative anatomy and moving toward anthropology and psychology, Sivasundaram argues that after ca. 1800, race and animality have had overlapping lives. This overlap...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 595–609.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of thoroughly contextualized studies of individual movements. In this article I adopt an interdisciplinary approach bridging the fields of history, anthropology, and politics to study the emergence of what I call the “new jihad in Swat” in northern Pakistan spearheaded by the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariati-Muhammadi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 372–380.
Published: 01 August 2011
... with additional input from sociocultural anthropology’s theorizing. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Diaspora and “Arabness”: Limits and Potentials for Critical Analysis Maria Six-­Hohenbalken and Andre...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 388–410.
Published: 01 August 2011
...-Iranian spectators. In this study, I utilize methods from visual anthropology to examine parade and festival events through use of photography and video while also assessing production and reception to evaluate the ways in which visual representations in public performances can lead to and themselves...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 521–537.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and the violence of colonial rule in India under the Raj. The analysis draws on concepts in linguistic anthropology such as language ideology and generic intertextuality, as well as a Peircean approach that emphasizes indexicality as a key means of signification. The essay performs a close reading of Hobson-Jobson...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 134–151.
Published: 01 May 2016
... with the tropes of what Kamala Visweswaran calls anthropology’s “heraldic arrival scene,”1 is one that I confronted daily during my fieldwork. On the surface, the scene invites a metaphorical reading: The filth of defecation in a public place, directly contravening the exhortations...