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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 May 2016
... assemblage of the colonial archive points to its operation at multiple registers. It is a site of contested possibility and regenerative change and it belongs to the whole world for a world otherwise. As a response to Grovogui's book, this essay argues that open-ended, multiple engagements can disrupt...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 6–20.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Sherene Seikaly Seikaly’s article reflects on a decade of research, contingent, accidental, and unconsciously autobiographical, to explore archival practices and the writing of history. She recounts her experience of stumbling across family papers that carried the story of Naim Cotran as a “man of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Lila Abu-Lughod Abu-Lughod’s piece introduces the special section “Palestine: Doing Things with Archives.” The four essays in this forum explore the challenges and possibilities of archives. They not only do what historians excel at—uncovering or illuminating past moments that reframe our...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 1. Architectural Archives of University of Pennsylvania. Photo by the author, 2014. Figure 1. Architectural Archives of University of Pennsylvania. Photo by the author, 2014. More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 2. Master plan of Islamabad by Doxiadis Associates. © Doxiadis Archives, Athens. Figure 2. Master plan of Islamabad by Doxiadis Associates. © Doxiadis Archives, Athens. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 30–42.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Gil Hochberg This essay engages with two essay-films by the Palestinian artist Jumana Manna in order to advance a conversation about the politics of the archive and the role of creative engagement with “minor archives” in generating antihegemonic, antinationalist, and off-centered memory paths. The...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Ann Laura Stoler Stoler’s article is an exercise in imagining how a collective might go about shaping the imaginative geography of a Palestinian archive. At issue is an archival assembly that is not constrained by the command—in form and content—dictated by colonial state priorities or even by...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 21–29.
Published: 01 May 2018
... relation to postcolonial and literary studies, little is known about his connection to Arab American activism and scholarly production. Using the archives of the AAUG—including correspondence, position papers, memos, and the journal Arab Studies Quarterly —this article argues that the AAUG served as an...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1999) 19 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Vladimir Shubin © 1999: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1999 Digging in the Gold Mine: The Mayibuye Centre Archive as a Source on the History of the South Mkican Liberation Movement...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 196–211.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Salma Siddique Abstract This essay examines the missing national film archive of Pakistan against the politics of competing cultural memory. Sharing a common past yet existing in the shadows of the Indian film industry, cinema in Pakistan found itself in an unusual predicament after decolonization...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 526–540.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Rachel Lee Abstract Drawing on experiences of researching India's architectural history, this article explores the affect generated by architectural archives as a source of knowledge. It traces the affective life of the archives and practices of a singular historical figure: Otto Koenigsberger, the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 541–564.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Ateya Khorakiwala Abstract This article argues that a fantasy of Indian road infrastructure was archived in official documentary films. It analyzes two 1960s road construction projects through three corresponding Films Division of India documentaries, which represented India's northern borders...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 336–363.
Published: 01 August 2014
... text and the image. In these works, Kahlon augments the secular archive with alternate forms of remembrance and mourning in order to make the fact of these incarcerations and deaths gain greater significance in our cultural memory. Department of Defense redacted document #57759...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 3. Contents of the “hidden” archive: A newspaper cutting slams the prefabricated housing project as a waste of money. Photograph by the author. Figure 3. Contents of the “hidden” archive: A newspaper cutting slams the prefabricated housing project as a waste of money. Photograph by the More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. House exterior. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 4. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. House More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 7. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Artists' books. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 7. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Artists More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 6. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Archived materials. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 6. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Archived More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 8. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Announcements and pamphlets. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 8. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014 More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 9. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Interior court. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 9. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Interior More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 5. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Reading room. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. Figure 5. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Reading room More