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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 371–380.
Published: 01 December 2009
... premised on particular definitions of religion, the roots of which are historically contingent and intimately linked to the rise of the modern nation-state. As the article argues, a particular conception of Islam is integrated into the nation-state's projects of rationalization, homogenization, and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... within the jurisdiction of the state, cannot be divine. Laws and the legal system are contingent on the existing realities; no law is eternal. As for the second part, the faithful, to live faithfully in an urfi and nonreligious political system is not only possible, but it is indeed preferable. The...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 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 (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 160–175.
Published: 01 May 2014
... sheer military force; it entailed multiple local and central actors as well as negotiations, concessions, and sometimes contingencies. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 All translations in this essay are my own. References Agostan Gabor . “ A Flexible Empire: Authority and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2016) 36 (2): 275–292.
Published: 01 August 2016
... residence in putatively white areas highly contingent and insecure throughout the former Transvaal. This article analyzes the connections between past dispossession and contemporary rural land and natural resource struggles in the Limpopo and North West provinces, contending that addressing South Africa's...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 42–43.
Published: 01 May 2016
... constitution in 1950. They show that, far from being the product of clear political settlement, these moments were shaped by historical contingency and, often, conflict. In so doing, the articles offer new ways of thinking about state institutions in this period, not as monolithic forces located outside...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 387–391.
Published: 01 December 2015
... production of value through transparent practices of calculation and have focused on the Global North. As an alternative, we use ethnographic and historical genealogical methods to explore predictive practices that are motivated by contingency and aim to make uncertainty productive. India, a celebrated...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 557–572.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the criminal tribe in the bureaucratic and discursive practices of local state actors. The article contends that this process was no mere colonial legacy but rather the product of concerns that related to the contingent and uncertain nature of the early postcolonial state, specifically those...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 491–507.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-Din al-Hilali (d. 1987), and the Indian-born intellectual Abdur Razzaq Malihabadi (d. 1959). Although Gandhi’s circulation to al-Manar was contingent, reflecting Rida’s mode of accumulating knowledge via his personal contacts, Gandhi became a “quilting point” around whom a number of differing Salafi...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 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 (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 143–158.
Published: 01 May 2019
... metonymically extended to represent the taming of the wheel of contingency in an uncertain situation and staying in control of the colonies. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Algeria Libya motor sports colonialism Fascism contingency modernity During the 1920s and 1930s, French...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2012) 32 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 December 2012
... departure from Soviet models of socialist realim—to revisit the novel’s passage to literary self-consciousness, a passage that underscores the historical contingency of sacralized languages of prestige. In addition to suggesting the historical telos of literary progress, Pramoedya’s novel exemplifies how a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2012) 32 (3): 674–685.
Published: 01 December 2012
... so much because the Middle East does not have a strong tradition for supporting civil society or because the concept of civil society is anathema to the region, but because the development of an effective civil society is contingent on a set of political realities, social dispositions, and economic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2010) 30 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 August 2010
... echo a version of feminist politics that respects contingent outcomes; it is a version that follows in step with Wendy Brown’s States of Injury in 1995 and Mrinalini Sinha’s recent historical narrative Specters of Mother India...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 4–12.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as a Jew. Instead, he responded to him as a person, as someone in relevant respects like Contingency: How to Resist Rhinoceritis himself, and it was that understanding that he Ivan Illich...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 435–436.
Published: 01 December 2014
... but also the narratives we deploy to understand it. This makes it all the more important for historians to challenge the traditional narrative forms and preoccupations of imperial history by marking the contingent and convoluted trajectories of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2018) 38 (1): 107–121.
Published: 01 May 2018
... University Press , 2006 . Hork heimer Max . Dawn and Decline: Notes 1926 – 1931 and 1950 – 1969 . New York : Seabury Press , 1978 . Ibn Taymiyya Taqi al-Din Ahmed . Majmu‘ al-Fataw. (Collection of Fatwas) . Cairo : Dar Ibn Hazm , 2011 . Johansen Baber . Contingency in a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2017) 37 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 August 2017
... citizenship in recent subjects in 1946, but its content and its meaning decades is a historically contingent process — it is remained unclear. Guèye and his peers won nei- a properly political book as much as it is a book ther universal suffrage in the territories (former...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 124–141.
Published: 01 May 2008
... within which as structurally or genetically violent; instead, the essays find their (dis)place(ment) and ex- historical repetition in the form of violence Violence plains the crisis in witnessing contingent upon holds up a mirror to human folly and culpabil- of the event...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 1989) 9 (1): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 1989
... theoretical framework, and also foundation which is consistent across the articles - one that a major theme of the volume, is the contingency of ideolo- rejects an “essentialist” or reified conception of Islam and gies. (Oddly for an article which begins by stating the salience instead links...