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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 280–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Nurçin İleri İleri's article explores the practice of lighting as a means of development of new spectacles and rise of surveillance in fin-de-siècle Istanbul. It focuses on how the concerns of Ottoman municipal and commercial authorities regarding prosperity and civility gave rise to more city...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2007) 27 (1): 173–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Elham Gheytanchi Duke University Press 2007 I Will Turn off the Lights: The Allure of Marginality in Postrevolutionary Iran Elham Gheytanchi he publication of Cheraghha ra man khamoosh mikonam (I Will Turn off the Lights [2001 by an Iranian Armenian woman, Zoya...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2006) 26 (1): 155–157.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Faranak Miraftab For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities Abdou Maliq Simone Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004 297 pp., $84.95 (cloth), $23.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2006...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2003) 23 (1-2): 173–180.
Published: 01 August 2003
... experience of Palestinian intel- through their parents’ memories. They have carried the lectuals who have tried to reconstruct a vision of what burdens of separation in exile, and tried to comprehend happened to the city in the light of hindsight, trying to the experience of the Nakba while living through...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 May 2013
... dissertation chair and advisor, whose work and guidance has continuously inspired my research. All translations are my own. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 The Oil Town of Ahmadi since 1946 From Colonial Town to Nostalgic City Reem Alissa his article brings to light a missing link...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2011) 31 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Victoria E. Thompson Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image Çelik Zeynep Clancy-Smith Julia Terpak Frances , eds. Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute ; Seattle: University of Washington Press , 2009 ix + 283 pp. , $40.00 (paper) © 2011 by...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 75–88.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Western aesthetics of urbanism in the oil city. Damluji argues that the AIOC produced this cinematic spectacle of urbanism in order to control the image of oil modernity in Iran. This article first examines the discursive practices — the verbal exchanges, ideas, decisions, and conditions — that made...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 7–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Farah al-Nakib This article examines the making of modern Kuwait City between 1950 and 1980 by complicating the popular “rags to riches” paradigm that permeates both official state discourse and much of the literature on Kuwait’s urban development. It argues that the “modern” city that replaced the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., nostalgic view we approach literary culture in Awadh prospectively and multilingually and broaden our lens to consider not just the capitals, Faizabad and Lucknow, but also the qasbas (small towns), the small rural courts, the nearby growing city of Banaras, and the colonial capital of Calcutta, a different...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2015) 35 (2): 263–276.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Fabrizio , 195 – 210 . Sheffield, UK : Equinox , 2013 . ———. Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema . London : Routledge , 2006 . ———. “My Lord, the Elephant.” Seminar no. 651 ( 2013 ): 39 – 42 . Eck Diana . Banaras: City of Light . London : Routledge and Kegan Paul...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2010) 30 (1): 47–57.
Published: 01 May 2010
...). Artificial light and glaring advertisements turn the darkness of the night into virtual daylight. Berlin appears as a city that is constantly recreating itself, as it was portrayed in Walter Ruttmann’s 1927 documentary Berlin: Symphony of a Great City.1 Roth’s Berlin is that of continuous and fast...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Pascal Menoret Abstract What can we learn from Riyadh? What does this massive desert capital teach us about cities that other, better-studied places don't? This article examines the making of one of the most salient characteristics of Riyadh: its carscape. In 2000, 93 percent of all daily trips in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 299–313.
Published: 01 August 2017
... near a red-­light district in Pera, was While there are no equally comprehensive “filled with the feeling of disgust and loathing” so statistics available for their employees, qualitative intense that he desired to “burn the city down and evidence suggests a similar overrepresentation of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 574–581.
Published: 01 December 2014
... look like when grounded in the politics of place rather than in the domain of the transcendent? Willis’s article considers the heated debate over the future of Mecca after the Sa‘udi occupation in 1924, both from its discursive position as a quintessential cosmopolitan “open city” and as the site of a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2016) 36 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Neville Hoad This essay analyzes Lauren Beukes's 2010 novel, Zoo City , as a complicated set of allegories of environmental disaster, HIV/AIDS, xenophobic violence, and contemporary African identity. It argues that Zoo City , as a speculative fiction of sorts, is deeply informed by South African...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 112–133.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Vinay Gidwani; Anant Maringanti Capitalist value making is underwritten by the production and disposal of waste through a complex, often invisible economy of informal waste recycling. This infra-economy is anchored by nodes that process and circulate variegated forms of waste generated in cities...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the producers and recipients of these messages and images: Manama’s young people and the city’s entrepreneurs, the public relations strategists of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and the Bahrain government, the expatriate housewives, and the indigenous oil workers. The article begins with a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Rosalind Fredericks The last twenty-five years in Dakar have seen countless institutional reorganizations in the city’s municipal trash collection system, an explosion of informal recycling and disposal practices, frequent and prolonged garbage strikes, and widespread concerted acts of public...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 476–496.
Published: 01 December 2014
... infrastructure-in-the-making sheds light on another, conceptual alliance. On one end, “thing theorists” argue for an understanding of infrastructures’ nonhuman, agentive capacity to assemble disparate people, things, and institutions. On the other end, political commentators propose, as many did, that meetings...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 355–367.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Prita Meier This article examines what happens to objects once they stop being mobile and come to rest on specific bodies and in specific buildings. The material landscape of Indian Ocean port cities, including their mosques, merchant mansions, and even the houses of people who are not powerful...