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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 206–219.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., however, shows that none of these developments were inevitable. In the spring of 1911, the strikers were so well organized that the Régie’s various attempts to break their ranks remained futile. Moreover, they were not isolated in their battle. Workers in different provinces and sectors and politicians...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 505–516.
Published: 01 August 2022
... the political in the twenty-first, a condition accentuated and elevated by the climate crisis. tk488@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 waiting futility revolution Ali Shariati Muhammad Iqbal What a pity for those futile and fruitless years wasted in Europe...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 422–429.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and Taushif Kara in his contribution to this special section begin with reference to Samuel Beckett. It seems both authors wish to capture the feeling of futility that has emerged when thinking the third world. Colonialism had confined the third world to the waiting room of history and while anti-colonial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1992) 12 (2): 104–107.
Published: 01 August 1992
... disparities in wages, conditions of employment, com- Asia for short term political Tbe phenomenal panies financial situation and the rights and benefits gains. MNCs increase in expenditure on the futile arms race is al- enjoyed by workers of different...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 177–182.
Published: 01 May 2016
... writing by an thought of its sustenance, to reduce it to a futile established and hegemonic discourse is especially effort at offering another modernity to one predi- discernable in how the writings of S. E. K. Mqhayi, cated on war and violence, and to halt its emer...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1999) 19 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 August 1999
... to appreciate the futility of (Delhi and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). lumping together all South Asians in the Indian Ocean See, e.g., Edward A. Alpers, Ivory and Slaves in East Central diaspora as “Asians” (as in East Africa) or “Indians Africa (Berkeley: University of California Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 165–173.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Iran and phase” of her life. She felt abandoned by her husband the flight process show clearly how flight can signify and her political friends. Besides these worries, she both futility and opportunity. For Robab, the decision had to care very intensively for her children as the to flee abroad...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the futility of preventing them from belonging in their East trying to fashion new realities through art in a African abode. Unlike literary modernists such context in which the accumulated prejudices of as James Joyce and Richard Wright, who...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 260–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in intellectual vanity or irrelevance — ​to produce fresh but futile scripts. Striking a balance between inventiveness and use value, between originality and relevance remains another challenge of our intellectual vocation. A truly productive engagement with and critical re- flection on the social...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 345–347.
Published: 01 August 2003
... this crucial difference, many colo- two meanings unite in the German word Geschichte, show nial subjects themselves may have been misled into a the reader the cunning steps by which world-history futile deconstructive gesture of privileging the other finally emerges at the hand of the old master. The side...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 282–286.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Baudelaire's “À une passante,” wherein an Egyptian Imam turns to poetry as a repoussoir as he experiences fragmentation. 9 Decolonizing psychoanalysis or theory more generally doesn't mean to extract or remove it in a futile quest for cultural or literary authenticity, but rather to take it on a journey...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1988) 8 (1_and_2): 66–69.
Published: 01 August 1988
... evocations of the golden state that preceded colo- a novel historical dimension, and which indeed it is futile nialism, or if one is a rabid anti-Muslim in India, before the and quite reactionary to oppose. advent of Muslim rule. Oddly enough, these medieval soci- In this context, it is worth noting...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (1): 51–62.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., as of such violence, the terrorists have succeeded well as the futility of lawless unilateral retali- So and we have failed. One’s individual and collec- ation, can also be seen in the persistent sense Africa and the ddle East tive responsibility and failure will vary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1999) 19 (1): 122–136.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the Constantinople Conference. mony, a precedent existed (the Shah had set a similar On the scientific front, the position of the Iranian ban in the past), which would make this undertaking delegates vis-a-vis the etiology of cholera was as much feasible.39In addition, in view of the futility of ban...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 541–545.
Published: 01 August 2022
... initial take on the Hungarian situation, despite its brevity, was one of exuberant optimism—in her words, “The voice from Eastern Europe, speaking so plainly and simply of freedom and truth, sounded like an ultimate affirmation that human nature is unchangeable, that nihilism will be futile, that even...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 474–486.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the futility litical imperative to turn inward and establish a   of running without a clear path or trajectory. uniquely Iranian cinema. The resulting images The landscape around Amiro becomes a kind thus became radically hybridized, fusing and re...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 599–604.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ISIL [Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant] in Ramadi.”2 As I write, and likely as you read, the takeover of these key sites of struggle and death looks clear even as its longevity remains uncertain. If this turn of events represents the utter failure and futility of US and allied attempts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 470–476.
Published: 01 December 2012
... The and Gāndhārī walking across that field strewn Shahnamah, from which its Persian transla- with their sons’ corpses, Mahābhārata is echoing tion might have taken its name (Razm Namah). Oedipus, but it is hinting at the futility of much If by kāvya we mean creation of rasas, or the human striving. To live...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (3): 416–433.
Published: 01 December 2006
... into opened up a new space in the Iranian politics the depths of our ancient ways, or is there a of modernization is made still more clear by the third possibility?”21 Again one feels a Heidegger- core conception of the self that structures and ian presence as a call is made to abandon futile defi nes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 191–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... railroad line whose route was not yet determined It is in such an atmosphere that protestors would be futile.5 filled the square across from the governor’s office We do not have much information about the in Erzurum at 3:00 p.m. on 30 April 1910. They class...