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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 188–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the editors of the book. It does so in relation to comparable questions from colonial and contemporary Indian feminism. While endorsing the dangers posed by the current dominance of US academe in terms of its capacity to crowd out alternate concepts and thinking about feminism, especially from...
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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 (2016) 36 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Margrit Pernau Global history needs common concepts. European concepts are deeply problematic, as Dipesh Chakrabarty has shown, because their genealogy in European experience makes them particular and universal at the same time and reduces the rest of the world to a history of lack. Taking the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 264–281.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Matthew H. Baxter Abstract The 1981 Dalit mass conversion to Islam at Meenakshipuram, Tamil Nadu, arguably began the Hindu Right's political rise. The conversion raises two different concepts for understanding mass conversion's relationship to democracy. Though it is commonly framed in terms of B...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 588–604.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Liberation”) . Le Journal MERIA, Journal d'étude des relations internationales au Moyen-Orient 1 ( 2006 ): 58 – 71 . Giraud Isabelle . “Comment opérationnaliser le concept de citoyenneté dans les recherches empiriques sur les politiques de genre” (“How to Operationalize the Concept of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 622–638.
Published: 01 December 2015
... examines the nakbah as a concept that was first articulated and defined in a specific post-1948 Arab universe of discourse. It demonstrates how the notion of 1948-as-catastrophe was to be eventually eclipsed as a result of the defeat of the June War (1967) and how the nakbah's eventual reemergence in its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 92–100.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Stephanie Tara Schwartz Drawing on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's philosophy of the concept, James Clifford's theory of diaspora, and Ella Shohat's work on Mizrahim, this essay examines the problematic relationships among nations, territory, and sensations of belonging. First, double diaspora...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 339–360.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the content of Iran’s postrevolutionary curriculum, as seen through the prism of the concept of childhood, has been highly politicized and historically contingent. Representations of childhood are absent from the post-1979 textbooks until the mid-1990s. Since 2003, Iran’s curriculum has embraced...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 183–194.
Published: 01 May 2012
... otherwise noted, all translations are mine. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Literary Paradigms in the Conception of South Asian Muslim Identity: Muhammad Iqbal and Muhammad Hasan Askari Mehr Afshan Farooqi Vajh- e begangi nahin ma‘lum tum jahan ke ho van ke ham bhi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 249–263.
Published: 01 August 2019
... within the framework that has authorized their exclusion? Carl Schmitt's The Concept of the Political provides a starting point for understanding these questions of solidarity in their historical specificity. The text is not commonly read as a theory of solidarity, but it offers a lucid critique of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Anupama Rao; Casey Primel Abstract This short essay introduces the essays in the special section “Concept Histories of the Urban,” which considers the poetics and politics of urban transformation in the global South. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 climate camp global...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
... consequently remained largely irrelevant to the modern conception of sovereignty in Africa. In this short commentary I will try to place Africanist scholarship in comparative perspective by elaborating on postcolonial sovereignties and the way in which these remain nested in both historical and contemporary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 608–613.
Published: 01 December 2017
...: University of California Press, 2015 272 pp., $65.00 (cloth); $34.95 (paper) HUMANITY AS CONCEPT AND METHOD Reconciling Critical Scholarship and Empathetic Methods Miriam Ticktin In Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism, Keith Watenpaugh tells us that modern...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 380–391.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sudipta Kaviraj Social science theory, the concepts and argumentative architecture through which scholars make sense of the vast processes of modernity—industrialization, étatisation, secularity, individuation—generated the first wave of theoretical concepts in the crucible of European history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Milind Wakankar Wakankar’s article assesses the recent book by Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai, The Cracked Mirror. The authors, Wakankar contends, supply concepts by which Dalits, formerly known as the “untouchable” caste, can choose to live. Anger, humiliation, snobbery—such concepts make up what...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... familiar in a new and unfamiliar context and unsettles our presuppositions and reconceptualizes our way of thinking. I begin by explicating the Heideggerian interpretation of the nature of art by looking at the key concepts that make a work of art work . Then I argue that by themselves, the concept of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 371–380.
Published: 01 December 2009
... faulty on two grounds. First, it essentializes religion by assuming that religion is an objectively identifiable concept and that as such it can be separated from the realm of the secular and become an object of state power. The separation between the secular and the religious, as this article argues, is...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 58–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Walid El Khachab Sufis' theory of ghorba (estrangement or exile) underlies here a reflection on exile in contemporary Arab cultures. Hence Ibn al-Arabi's speculations on ghorba in Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya shed a new light on Arjun Appadurai's notion of “ethnoscape.” The Sufi concept of ghorba paves...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 455–464.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Christine Philliou This essay, written as a response to Partha Chatterjee's on the same three concepts—nationalism, internationalism, and cosmopolitanism—in India (published in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 36, no. 2), first considers the validity and terms of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ruchi Chaturvedi; Antina von Schnitzler Abstract This essay introduces the special section “Political Society and Popular Politics in Africa” and sets out some of the key debates and concepts that animate the contributions. It focuses in particular on the specific terrains of postcolonial...