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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 584–595.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of Abdullah Shah Ghazi by the developer of the adjacent Bahria Icon Tower and the ways in which both structures evince the speculative and contingent nature of contemporary architecture in Karachi as well as the region as a whole. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Karachi Shrine of Shah...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 387–391.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the 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 (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 (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 (2012) 32 (2): 339–360.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that 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 childhood...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 160–175.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 Its Limits...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 11–26.
Published: 01 May 2021
... ambitiously imagined, but superpower influence cohered within relatively narrow, if global, corridors. This impact (through funding, scholarships, and more) was at once significant and unfolded in unpredictable ways. The article traces these contingent forms across scales of “comrade life,” from...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 565–583.
Published: 01 December 2020
... improvement through the development of agricultural and botanical expertise at the advent of British colonial rule in the province, focusing on the materialization of this work in the society's gardens in Lahore. Foregrounding the contingencies of everyday garden making and maintenance, the article posits...
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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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (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 (2018) 38 (3): 557–572.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of 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 associated...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 143–158.
Published: 01 May 2019
...” was 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 (2019) 39 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 December 2019
... “hot spot” in the region. The question of who or what constitutes the police force is as important as the question of what it does . The categories of police or law enforcer and those who are policed are malleable and contingent. Networks of secrecy, transparency, and trust are produced through...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 371–380.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., is 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 ideological monopoly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and—in a 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 674–685.
Published: 01 December 2012
... not 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 (2011) 31 (1): 4–12.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... 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, who...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., they 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 (2019) 39 (2): 345–349.
Published: 01 August 2019
...) jurisprudential tradition; and the particular characteristics of the individual courts and fatwa collections and of the broader imperial institutional settings. As Doumani repeatedly acknowledges throughout the book, “the family waqf is a sensitive barometer of historically contingent, socially diverse...