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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 568–583.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Mayanthi Fernando Abstract If secularity ushered in the notion of humans as buffered subjects immune to nonhuman agents, recent attempts to recognize the agency of nonhumans and to see humans as always in relation to nonhumans—the natureculture turn—may be understood as both a posthumanist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 603–619.
Published: 01 December 2022
... with a multiplicity of registers of the nonhuman—the nonhuman animal, the “natural” world (sky, stars, stream, rocks, etc.), the world of objects, and even organs disaggregated from the human body—and the human to shift the angle from which the relation of human and nonhuman becomes legible and supplement...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 May 2015
... from an understanding of the co-­constitution of human and nonhuman interactions, stand to challenge anthropocentric figurations of agency. Nonhumans are not invisible, of course: in literary narratives they have been variously associated with significant...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 584–602.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and in order to “save nature” and reconstitute human and nonhuman relations, we should “reclaim animism.” 1 This article attempts to cast doubt on the latter certainty by surpassing the stratification between the problematic dualism of “the West” and an animism of “the rest” that ought to be revered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 156–172.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... For Rebecca J. H. Woods, sense it serves as an end refection to this collec- the relation between animals and humans, specif- tion of essays, which have all discussed nonhumans cally around the meat trade from New Zealand to and the way they impinge on the human in creat- Britain, has been a work...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 561–567.
Published: 01 December 2022
... poetry encompasses a congeries of registers and entities—the nonhuman animal, the “natural” world (sky, stars, stream, rocks, and so on), a world of objects, and organs disaggregated from the human body—that render ambiguous the angle from which the relation of human and other than human becomes legible...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 565–583.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in favor of relational, distributed, or assembled conceptions of agency, and which highlight the complicated politics of multispecies entanglements; the role of nonhuman actors as political subjects, collaborators, or knowledge producers; and the more-than-human construction of capitalist and imperial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ( liv- ing ) persons (human and nonhuman) within this field of being. In contrast, while agreeing with In- gold s claim that personhood is realized through relations, I will briefly suggest here that nothing takes place in zones of pure life or pure death and that our attempt to understand...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 246–262.
Published: 01 August 2015
... or greedy plainspeople who have disenfranchised purpose but through embodied, intimate prox­ paharis before, and, most humiliatingly, armies of imities between human and nonhuman bodies bahar ke bandar (monkeys from elsewhere)? It is in who encounter one another as relational...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 638–655.
Published: 01 December 2022
... take the provocative notion that there is nothing like a noncarnivore to signify precisely a metonymic range. If that be the case, a range of human sovereignties also arguably emerges in relation to the nonhuman animal, problematizing a fixed sovereign-nonsovereign opposition pegged to a veg versus non...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2015
... disciplinary history’s investment in figurations of human agency as the sole or distinctive site of struggle and resistance. Our contributors trace how empire constructed human agency by purifying itself of entire continents of nonhuman imperial subjects and, by so doing, seek to bring the new imperial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 237–253.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the coronavirus as manifestations of uneven geopolitical relations that kill in the name of freedom or choice requires that we pay attention to the stratification of human and unhuman life transnationally. To point to the disposability of unhuman life in historically and ontologically different contexts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 137–155.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and 1970s, biologists began to argue that conservation was more than a “numbers game”; it also required taking into account nonhuman traditions and social structures. The theory of biological territoriality thus became a conceptual tool for asserting nonhuman claims to land, often in competition with human...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 222–231.
Published: 01 August 2015
... religion is a pri- al-­Ghazali’s exclusion of the nonhuman, al-­Jahiz vate enterprise, an interior commitment, and a distinguishes between the natural capacity of ani- quiet personal journey — I take this as the received mals for bayan and that of humans, the latter...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 440–453.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of of the traits of their living elements (human and the working spinners whose combinations and nonhuman alike) was not wasted on contempo- stoppages of work have often been extremely an- raries. Observers like the French engineer Ber- noying to the masters.”32 Addressing labor...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 620–637.
Published: 01 December 2022
... human and nonhuman worlds, and about the nature and forms of sacrifice, whether within a human community, across species lines, or encompassing spiritual and earthly realms. What is the proper relation of the human to the animal? To the sacred? Who can or should offer sacrifice, or accept it? When...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that the question of how one ought to kill is an equally significant question of ethics that is simultaneously long-standing (particularly in South Asian thought) and very contemporary. In relation to discussions of human-animal relations, we show how the idea of “companionship,” variously proposed by Veena Das...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 476–496.
Published: 01 December 2014
... people and things. Through their entanglements with nonhuman objects — even before infrastructure’s construction and operation — human groups whose op- posing interests should preclude cooperation become provisional allies. Or at least they seem to. Planning...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 211–214.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to retain the human/nonhuman binary. Were he here with us, I would like to push him on that—push him to reject that binary too, as overly constraining on our effort to make visible what is Islamic—or what is Catholic—overly constraining to what I think he is doing in this book. Rejecting the “downsizing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in relation to massacres, ghosts, and haunting in the greater Middle Eastern geography and beyond. Imperial occupations, colonial projects, nationalist wars, and sectarian conflicts have wrought death in devastating numbers in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Kurdistan, and Yemen—decades-long...