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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 113–116.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sheldon Pollock The past fifty years have seen a profound endangerment of the world's humanities capacity. While the crisis is far from unknown in the United States it is acute across the global south. Columbia University's Global Humanities Project assembled a group of scholars and administrators...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Mamadou Diouf Since independence, African scholars from different traditions (African, Islamic and Western), intellectuals, and politicians have been actively engaging with humanities and social sciences originating from the West and received through the conduit of colonial rule and imperial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 121–131.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Suren Pillay This article offers a few vignettes on the humanities in contemporary Africa. It suggests that the different fates of the humanities and social sciences have corresponded to changes in political conjunctures, particularly in relation to nationalism in the wake of independence and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 134–141.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ahmad Dallal Available evidence suggests that the crisis of the humanities is more critical in the Arab world than it is in the West. This article provides a provisional sketch of the state of arts and humanities scholarship within university settings in the Arab world. The article also examines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 142–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Khaled Fahmy This article studies the difficulties that befall the teaching of the humanities in Egyptian universities. It argues that as is the situation globally, the humanities are in crisis in Egypt. This crisis stems from a complete lack of support by public figures, antiquated pedagogical...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 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 (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 151–161.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sundar Sarukkai There has been much written about the crisis in humanities education. Most of this published debate arises from scholars in Western universities and, at some level, can be seen as a reflection of a crisis about the nature of education and the role of universities in contemporary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 162–170.
Published: 01 May 2017
... identifies three salient features of these policies: one, that the HEC considers all education to be reducible ultimately to a pragmatic process of systematic vocational training that promises employment; two, that the study of the humanities is expressly discouraged as a matter of policy target; and three...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lydia H. Liu Are the humanities in trouble in China and Taiwan, such as we witness elsewhere in the world? In her brief commentary, Lydia H. Liu reflects on the contributions by Wang Hui and Fan-sen Wang, who offer illuminating analyses of the state of the humanities in contemporary China and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Wang Hui Wang Hui's article, which is part of the author's larger project on the multiple origins of the Chinese humanities, examines the impact of the modern Western education system on disciplinary divisions in China. The article looks specifically at the development of humanities in China after...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Fan-sen Wang This article discusses various aspects of the current status of the humanities in Taiwan. First, the “indicator frenzy” that has prevailed in East Asia over the past twenty years has caused a major problem in humanities in Taiwan's academia. Second, in the past twenty years, the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2011) 31 (3): 631–643.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jean H. Quataert This article pieces together a complex genealogy of the multiple contexts that helped reshape women’s international organizing and create a global women’s human rights movement following the United Nations (UN) Decade for Women, 1975–85. It maps a multilayered history consisting of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1991) 11 (1_and_2): 143–146.
Published: 01 August 1991
... Copyright 1992: South Asia Bulletin 1991 South Asia Bullein, Vol. XI, NOS.1 8c 2 (1991). Human Rights in Sri Lanka: An Interview with Barnett Rubin Barnett Rubin, Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, member of the Asia Watch Committee and author of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1987) 7 (1_and_2): 64–67.
Published: 01 August 1987
... , No. 23 (June 7): 1002 –1003. Desai , A. R. 1987 . ‘Rural Development and Human Rights in Independent India,’ Economic and Political Weekly 22 , No. 31 (August 1): 1291 –1296. Economic and Political Weekly . 1986 . ‘Arwal Massacre: A Government Conspiracy? Report of an...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2006) 26 (2): 328–329.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Valérie Orlando The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco Susan Slyomovics Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005 271 pp., $55.00 (cloth), $24.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2006...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2006) 26 (1): 153–154.
Published: 01 May 2006
...William A. Munro Measuring Democracy and Human Rights in Southern Africa Henning Melber, comp. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2002 (Discussion Paper no. 18) 49 pp., $15.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2006...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 1999) 19 (1): 158–167.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Bonny Ibhawoh © 1999: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1999 Structural Adjustment ,Authoritarianism and Human Rights in Miica Bonny Ibhawoh The effects of Structural...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 1989) 9 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Suriya Wickremasinghe Copyright 1988: South Asia Bulletin 1989 South Asia Bulletin, volume 9 number 1 (1989). Document: Civil Rights Movement of Sri Lanka (29 September 1989) CIVILIZATION AND HUMANITY IN PERIL Can we take the risk of killing innocent youth? Of course...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 557–574.
Published: 01 December 2015
... University Press 2015 Women's Rights Human Rights Syria Feminism I have used pseudonyms in place of authors' names in this essay, as the status of the texts I used remains unclear at time of publication and given that ongoing events in Syria may pose a danger to activists and writers. While...