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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2004) 24 (1): 280–281.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Cyrelene Amoah-Boampong Eva E. Rosander. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1997. Pp. 229. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 Eva E. Rosander. Transforming Female Identities: Women’s Organizational Forms in West Africa. Uppsala: Nordiska...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2004) 24 (2): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Sheldon Pollock Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 - Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern South Asia: Introduction SHELDON POLLOCK The study of the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 425–442.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Janet A. Alexanian Through an examination of the use of media in the 2009 postelection protests in Iran, this article contextualizes the use of social media as a form of eyewitness account within the broader context of media distrust in Iran and Iranian expatriate satellite television. What emerges...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
... engage in particular political projects through an examination of the way that particular forms of meaning production are invigorated through communicative forms that can involve critical shifts to the moral order. Finally, the essay examines the shifts related to the formation of the “Responsibility to...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2009) 29 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph S. Alter On one level, and with reference to a specific frame of reference, embodied forms of practice that have come to be associated with Yoga and Taoist philosophy appear to be very similar if not identical in terms of form, structure, and purpose. However, there is no clear-cut history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 2–8.
Published: 01 May 2014
... between forms of life and modes of thought. The “thought” under consideration is distinctive for its commitment to remaking political and ethical life, and attention to the fugitive or unruly forms by which insurgent thought is transmitted, e.g., through poetry, fiction, and autobiography in addition to...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Bhrigupati Singh; Naisargi Dave In this article we explore particular sacred and profane forms in which animals are killed in contemporary India. Taking up religious and secular, rural and urban, industrial and domestic instances from our fieldwork, we examine the affects, doubts, pleasures...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 574–581.
Published: 01 December 2014
...John M. Willis In recent years, historians and postcolonial critics have illuminated several trends of universalist thought among a group of Indian intellectuals and activists who articulated forms of humanist anti-imperialism within the circuits of publication and translation in the transregional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 508–524.
Published: 01 December 2015
... same manner. In the second part of the essay, I turn to the effects of maintaining a distinction between religiously inflicted illiberal pain and less visible secular forms of suffering. Moral outrage at scandalous forms of punishment precludes attending to systemic forms of subjugation that reside in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2012) 32 (3): 633–643.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., stretching back to Kalidasa (c. fourth/fifth century), of a longer history of correlation between such forms and political contents self-consciously presented in contradiction to a possible reality. Understanding this sadistic hypertrophy of expression, which culminated in the medieval period’s political...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2012) 32 (3): 644–661.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Hartmut Elsenhans The rise of new cultural identitarian movements is explained by changing politico-economic conditions at the global and the local level, which led to the decline of the secular elites. These movements are the result of the collapse of the state classes, which had been formed by...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2009) 29 (2): 269–280.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Iranian origins and their witnessing of contemporary Iran, while they dissociate themselves from other Iranians. The article shows that new orientalism is tied with an “emulative” type of occidentalism, as opposed to a “revisionist” type. Such an emulative form of occidentalism is very close to an...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 556–564.
Published: 01 December 2014
... forms of connectivity and commonality. And like any other analytical categories, geographical ones deserve no special treatment once they have outlived their usefulness. This seems particularly the case when we look to the geographical frameworks that have actually enabled original scholarship over the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 408–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... been dominant. Instead this article draws on the anthropology of divination to argue that capitalist action is provoked by technologies of the imagination that generate speculation. These issues are explored in the context of changing forms of governance of the Hooghly riverine economy by bureaucrats...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2017) 37 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 December 2017
... with life . Rather, the force that dwellings possess in urban environments such as Kuala Lumpur is located in the fact that they are often perceived as nonhuman, nonliving persons capable of exerting certain forms of force proper to them within these environments. In sum, this article is a reflection...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2018) 38 (2): 377–395.
Published: 01 August 2018
... continents. The world-as-commodity captures and encloses entire territories to be transformed into branded sites of unlimited commodification and exchange and actualize the capitalist dream of unending growth. A world grasped and imagined in commodity form is what eventually can be put at the disposal of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 82–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
... medicines market and space for Sufi devotional practices, institutions with contradictory social expectations. This setting and its varied social practices provide an example of a late Mughal cultural institution formed outside of the court, which forces us to redefine precolonial forms of publicity in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 226–229.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Faisal Devji Abstract Torn between a futurist vision of Pakistan, on one hand, and the desire for a conventionally historical narrative about its founding on the other, Muslim nationalism has always faced its past in the form of impossibility. As Devji discusses in this afterword, the essays in the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... centered in a seminar in which seminarian-academics translate Carl Schmitt, among others, to make sense of, and intervene in, Islamic politics. It highlights how European concepts and forms of thought come to mediate the relation between seminarian-academics and the Islamic tradition, its forms of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2010) 30 (2): 262–271.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Himani Bannerji; Shahrzad Mojab; Judith Whitehead This essay, written in reflection of earlier work, introduces the themes needed to analyze forms of gender and class oppression as these have been mediated through, and by, hegemonic projects of imperialism and nationalism. It argues that the gender...