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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 August 2010
... raised a number of issues and concerns among intellectuals and social activists alike. This is particularly true with regard to women's NGOs. Some of the issues raised relate to the rationale behind the mushrooming of this phenomenon, that is, whether it is a conscious product of local or national need...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 511–522.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Dorothy Figueira In this essay, Figueira discusses how the Aryan past can be studied as a myth , meaning a form of discourse that can be employed in the construction or the deconstruction of society. In particular, this examination focuses on the discourse concerning the Aryan race as a shared myth...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 425–442.
Published: 01 August 2011
... through this analysis is a set of concerns related to the eyewitness account offered through digital media as a potentially uncontrollable and indeterminate form. As I show through a media analysis of online content and debates, these concerns are evident both in the context of Iran and among Iranians...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 224–237.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is that many projects claiming empowerment as their objective showed a support for the concept that is stripped of its original political underpinnings. The article argues that this depoliticization of empowerment aid is not coincidental but is the outcome of a series of policy concerns shaping the donor...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Projit Bihari Mukharji Mukharji's article is a set of reflections on how Dipesh Chakrabarty's The Calling of Histor y might speak to historians of science. Mukharji describes how Chakrabarty's key concerns resonate closely with recent concerns of historians of science, before suggesting ways...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and ethical imaginary of the anticolonial era. Malcolm X and Jalal Al-e Ahmad were both political thinkers whose lives were marked by restless intellectual and political exploration. Though both men had worldly concerns, they are each more generally read from within the provincial national concerns found...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 20–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... that cannot be pre-discursively (and on licensed grounds) discredited as justificatory of terror. Oftentimes, narratives of terrorism are discredited not because they ostensibly raise ethical concerns over the aestheticization of terror but because they challenge the racial and geopolitical differentials...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 184–199.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... What seems to be a seamless order of extreme male dominance is actually fraught with significant contradictions. Studying these fissures more deeply should be a high priority for scholars concerned with understanding the future of Arabian Peninsula societies. Duke University Press 2008...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 487–494.
Published: 01 December 2008
... support in the dispute. President Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson were both sympathetic toward Iran. At the same time Churchill, who had just become prime minister, was concerned about maintaining American support in this crisis. The mutual efforts of the British and Americans to reconcile...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of communication between eastern and southern Asia concerning the exchange of ideas linked to these practices, and where some scholars presume direct, linear exchange, and obvious congruity, others see radical difference and discontinuity. Taking the inspired work of the Bengali scholar Prabodh Candar Bagchi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 450–467.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., and the shoulders and leaves only a smaller portion of the face uncovered; and the veil, in dark brown or black, leaves only the eyes uncovered. Several hypotheses are made on an a priori conceptual level, variables are operationalized, and proper tests are conducted. A detailed series of questions concerning...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 December 2009
... during the revolts reflected suspicion of nationalist politics and a concern for local economic empowerment and political representation. Duke University Press 2009 Shiite Peasants and a New Nation in Colonial Lebanon: The Intifada of Bint Jubayl, 1936 Malek Abisaab hiite tobacco...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 515–527.
Published: 01 December 2009
... audiences of Sikh courts and the Khalsa warrior community. Reading these two texts together destabilizes our understanding of these two important and widely used sources of Sikh history and raises methodological concerns about how such precolonial sources should be read. In particular, analyzing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 214–217.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and neoliberal state policies, and also their effort to create public policies sensitive to feminist concerns. Sen emphasizes the necessity of being attentive to interlinkages and tensions among the host of issues that the network confronts, such as trade policy and sexual and reproductive health rights. Duke...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 220–223.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Shahrzad Mojab The articles in this collection, covering the diverse regions of Afghanistan, Egypt, and Palestine, engage in questions concerning gender and human rights discourses, anticolonial and anti-imperialist resistance, and religious and political fundamentalisms. They also discuss...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 151–161.
Published: 01 May 2017
... times in these societies. The crisis in humanities in places like India has been a part of their educational concerns for quite some time, but in this essay, Sarukkai argues that the quality of the crisis and the challenge to humanities education in India are different. For a globally sensitive...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and scriptural interpretation. This special section shows that discourses of evidence not only are at the center of major debates concerning Islam's authoritative sources (e.g., how to derive injunctions from the Quran, the prophet's practice, fiqh canons, etc.), but also shape knowledge practices...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 547–551.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sunila S. Kale Abstract The subjects of crime and corruption remain perennially important for social scientists concerned with the nature of power, authority, and order. Steven Pierce's Moral Economies of Corruption: State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria and Milan Vaishnav's When Crime...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 407–419.
Published: 01 December 2019
... from Somalia to the United Arab Emirates have been implicated in funding al-Shabaab, a militant group. Rather than taking a presentist view, this article argues that these security concerns have emerged from a deep-rooted anxiety over mobility in the Indian Ocean, as dhow networks challenge state...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., semiskilled, and unskilled labor shape the everyday work of building, yet these terms only partially map onto hierarchies of embodied capacities and know-how. At least two vectors are producing what I term a “problem-space” concerning skill. On one hand, long-standing patterns of informal learning by doing...
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