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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 600–616.
Published: 01 December 2005
... ntePer fRumi of Poetry the in Eroticism of Hermeneutics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Mohamed Amer Meziane Abstract Since many orientalists make Revelation to Muhammad meaningful in terms of hermeneutical engagement, does it mean that orientalism should be deemed Islamic? By raising this deliberately provocative question, this essay examines the ways in which definitions of Islam do...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 20–37.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and responding to martyrdom operations (a.k.a. suicide bombing), ensuring that these complementary and simultaneous hermeneutic tasks do not slither accidentally into the moral abyss of justifying “terror-ism.” I demonstrate how the film makes use of cinematic conventions (e.g., the thriller genre and camera...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of a new humanism, Shari’ati’s presentation of the “new man” as shahid involved a hermeneutic relationship with a collective self imagined across historical time. In Shari’ati’s hands, Fanon’s eschewal of history became an engagement with historical memory in the present tense. In the process, the body...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 368–388.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jeffrey Sacks Sacks’s essay offers a reading of Sigmund Freud’s Moses and Monotheism to argue that it offers a critique of sovereign violence. Taking as a point of departure the hermeneutic and interpretive violence occasioned in Israel’s “Operation Pillars of Defense” in November 2012...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 226–234.
Published: 01 August 2017
... can nevertheless overcome the limits presented by such an incompleteness through a hermeneutics based on observations and the materiality of the cultures, traditions, and processes that exist in Africa today. The suppositions involved in this form of argumentation are proper to public life...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and the attempt to answer it. What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic . By Shahab Ahmed . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 . 624 pp., $39.50 . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Islam religion hermeneutics history The late Shahab Ahmed's What...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (3): 377–390.
Published: 01 December 2006
... project right from the of non-European life worlds, its intellectual start, in his book’s titular epigraph from the traditions are also inadequate to the task of European philosopher of hermeneutics, Hans- subaltern history. This postcolonial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 522–532.
Published: 01 December 2005
... isolation than without significant similarities to Martin Hei- ever before in recent American cultural history degger’s hermeneutic circle. of the literary critics from the major intellec- Put in slightly different, and distinctly tual, political...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... scholar, one who died all too soon. But what does the book, and specifically its key notion of the Balkans-to-Bengal complex, amount to politically? To say it differently, what are the politics of the alternative hermeneutic that Ahmed proposes for interpreting the fecundity of Islam vis-à-vis the myriad...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 211–214.
Published: 01 May 2020
... it is several books: a plea for a broader, more cosmopolitan reading of what counts as Islam; an engagement with critical religious studies; and a master class in hermeneutics. Canvassing the many ways in which Islam has come to be demarcated in academic studies, Shahab Ahmed argues for more widespread...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 227–230.
Published: 01 May 2011
... ings. Among his published titles are are titles published his Among ings. teach Shariati’s Ali and hermeneutics, Koranic women’s research, Koranic texts, place in sacred as such on topics widely written He has olution. rev Iranian 1979 the since activities intellectual...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 May 2020
... science takes the scale of the global as normative and the local as accidental. It has thereby “detached knowledge from meaning” 2 and enacts forms of what the philosopher Miranda Fricker has called “hermeneutic injustice.” 3 We describe here some ideas emerging from within climate science, informed...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 214–219.
Published: 01 May 2020
... been produced in the course of human, hermeneutical engagement with Revelation, which are “thus already present as Islam ” (347, 356). Islam then has “different expressive registers of truth” that do not map neatly onto an orthodox religious core and a heterodox cultural periphery (386). Ahmed...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and appropriating the conditions and categories of colonial modernity for advancing their particular ideological agendas. However, that said, Muslim traditionalist discourses do index a distinct hermeneutical register and aesthetic of engaging the tradition that while multivalent and unpredictable is yet adamantly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2011
... No. -2010-059 Unless otherwise noted, all translations are mine. 3.  Saba Mahmood, “Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire:       31, x   The Politics of Islamic Reformation,” Public Culture 18 (2006):    Vol...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2011
... from chains is the great innate hermeneutical potency at of servility by political action, highest of all by the core of every text, discourse, and tradition, revolutionary uprising, has become a central especially religious ones, in the extended span...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 500–512.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., for example, is treated not just as a type of textual hermeneutics but as a negative trait, a sign of inherent flaws. In the guise of being empirically described, Salafism is criticized, leaving it poorly understood, if not misunderstood. 7 Recently, scholars have tried to counter such biases via...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2001) 21 (1-2): 82–87.
Published: 01 August 2001
... and the Middle East, Vol. XXI Nos. 1&2 (2001) historicization but also a hermeneutization—that is, it needs to val material and interpretations of human cultural productions be subjected to a depth analysis that goes beyond the media and activities over a wider range of time and geography than images...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (3): 656–672.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of Geertz’s textual hermeneutic approach was felt heav- South East ily both inside the discipline of anthropology and, more important, outside it.4 Impatient with         Comparative Middle the textual focus of the orientalists who...