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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 75–88.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as “the clearest impression” the world had of Abadan. This article is based on a paper that was presented at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, as part of the 2010 Historians of Islamic Art and Architecture symposium. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 The Oil City in Focus...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 603–619.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of unassimilable difference . . . that it can neither naturalize nor occult out of existence.” 31 This is the strategy that this article takes by focusing on, perhaps strangely, the nonhuman. What we learn in the poetry is that the nonhuman is central, not instrumentally so, challenging the overt focus...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 418–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
... this process. Four aspects of modern literary history writing receive particular focus here: engagement with the tazkirah tradition, inclusion of extraliterary national figures alongside poets, use of a shared set of references and sources, and new sexual aesthetics that break with the homoerotic Persianate...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 132–133.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Rashid Khalidi Khalidi introduces the essays of two contributors to the roundtable on the global humanities, Ahmad Dallal and Khaled Fahmy, who focus on the state of humanities in the Arab world. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 humanities Egypt Arab world GLOBAL HUMANITIES...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 149–150.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sheldon Pollock Pollock introduces the essays of two contributors to the roundtable on the global humanities, Sundar Sarukkai and Syed Nomanul Haq, who focus on the state of humanities in India and Pakistan, respectively. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 humanities South Asia India...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., aided by superior arms and materials, and the necessity of its strict demarcation from the local population. In this ethnographic study of border policing, I attempt to focus on a key question that this debate does not address—who or what is the police? While the state optic is focused...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 December 2019
... produced perplexing results: while Sunnis extended the duration of maternal custody, the Shi‘a failed to bring about even a modicum of change to judiciary practice. This essay argues that understanding this difference in outcomes requires shifting the analytical focus away from religious doctrines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 528–542.
Published: 01 December 2019
... these efforts, while invoking traditional understandings of the miraculous (i.e., arresting one in awed suspense), shift focus away from the Quran's stylistic and textual properties (requiring mastery of Arabic) and toward its signifying, universally accessible natural phenomena. Second, as the idea...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 248–255.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that Giorgio Agamben's focus on juridical issues of exception is partly misleading, for many forms of exception arise outside of the realm of emergency. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Tunisia racialization class differentials activism theory of violence This special section...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
... focus their attention on how sovereign state institutions actually work in practice. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 sovereignty Africa decolonization In this short commentary, I will reflect on the contributions of this special section from an Africanist perspective...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 2–10.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of either Soviet or African history, the four essays in this section focus on the spaces where African and Soviet students, politicians, and scientists interacted with one another, creating “connected chronologies” and complementary archives of evidence. Weaving together documentary and oral sources...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 148–152.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in relation to the broader fields of work on the public sphere and publics, especially as they relate to recent work in the human sciences that focus on materiality, the senses, and media. References Barber Karin . The Anthropology of Texts, Persons, and Publics: Oral and Written Culture in Africa...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the dissimilar legal training acquired by the actors and the varying character of Islamic modernism in each geographical context. A focus on diverse intellectual trajectories and competing visions of Islamic law furnishes a useful means for accounting for the aporia endemic to Aman Allah's modernizing project...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and the emergence of South Asian Muslims as a minority community? It engages this question through the example of intra-Muslim debates and contestations on the boundaries of friendship between Muslims and non-Muslims in modern South Asia, with a focus on the thought of certain prominent traditionalist ‘ulama...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 485–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Sravanthi Kollu Abstract The multilingual turn in literary studies emphasizes the fairly recent emergence of a monolingual attachment to language. While this rightly calls into question the academic focus on monolingual competencies and offers a substantial area of inquiry for scholars working...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 20–35.
Published: 01 May 2022
... each other across this longue durée , and that this co-constitution has been both mediated by and inscribed in law. Crucially, we focus on the making and unmaking of compromise equilibriums between dominant and subaltern social forces in state-society relations in and through law and legal formations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 3–19.
Published: 01 May 2022
... they viewed as belonging to the nation they envisioned. In so doing, Cameroonian nationalists revealed embryonic refugee law to be more aspirational than universally applicable—but nonetheless laid claim to its protections in ways that did, in some cases, sway the courts. The focus on the legal cases...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 314–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
...., with a focus on the ways in which those who live at, with, and from the Indian Ocean experience this translocal space and render it meaningful. As a result, an understanding of the Indian Ocean emerges in which its size, shape, and range change with the topics at stake. Taking the Swahili coast as a case...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 457–460.
Published: 01 August 2018
... political critique of a self-organizing system. For rather than focus on the creativity of individuals within the secular age, Mahmood’s interest lies in the creative qualities of secularism, that is, secularism as a discursive formation that performs an amazing trick of making individuals meaningful...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 42–43.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Eleanor Newbigin; Ornit Shani; Stephen Legg The essays in this special section make a significant intervention into debates about the evolution of democracy in South Asia by prompting us to rethink the role of constitutionalism in this process. They focus on three constitutional moments in early...