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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mikiya Koyagi Abstract This article examines the making and unmaking of an infrastructural system in the Indo-Iranian borderlands, an area that is often overlooked in an area studies paradigm. In particular, it focuses on the infrastructural network that developed following World War I...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 11–26.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the Cold War superpower confidently guiding its impact, it appears here as an intimate part of an African-managed infrastructure of political exile. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 global 1960s Africa liberation movements political exile Soviet Union Tanzania Cold War...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 437–439.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Timothy Mitchell Infrastructures are both durable yet fragile, hidden but ever present, solidly embedded in the collective world yet open to speculation and uncertainty. The essays in this section of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East volume 34, number 3, explore the many...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the capitalist future as much as sites of speculative investment in financial futures. This essay sets out to broaden our engagement of the diverse futures invested in these large-scale industrial infrastructure projects by examining the economy of anticipation upon which they are built. © 2015 by Duke...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (3): 471–484.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Janice Hyeju Jeong Abstract This article focuses on the geopolitical backdrop and the dynamics of state-private partnerships that shaped the migrations of hundreds of thousands of Korean workers who sojourned for two to three years in infrastructural construction sites across Saudi Arabia between...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 347–354.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and subverted it reveals how minority formation and other forms of making community and autonomy were linked to processes of anatomization and a rearticulation of ideas about race, blood, and soil. This “infrastructural turn” meant that sociability, religion, identity, and political legitimacy in the inter...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (2): 176–190.
Published: 01 August 2023
... were enacted and what networks were activated in the movement of these goods. The article explores the dhow as an important media infrastructure for the acceleration of media modernity, and it analyzes infrastructure as a poetic object. It takes up and revitalizes infrastructure as aesthetic form...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 497–517.
Published: 01 December 2014
... are mitigated, and provides insight not only into how the poor achieve a measure of water security, but also into how the “world-class” effect of uninterrupted infrastructure is produced. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 infrastructure Mumbai water distribution world-class city...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 December 2014
... dumping. Fredericks’s article examines the messy politics of trash in Dakar through considering the infrastructure of municipal garbage collection as a critical site of contestation around urban citizenship. The devolution of the central burdens of garbage infrastructure onto labor has meant...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 118–134.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Nikhil Anand; Lalitha Kamath Abstract Contemporary infrastructure projects in the sea reterritorialize port environments, continuously discarding historic occupants and coastal occupations in their wake. In this article the authors dwell on the ongoing histories through which fish and fishers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 541–564.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Ateya Khorakiwala Abstract This article argues that a fantasy of Indian road infrastructure was archived in official documentary films. It analyzes two 1960s road construction projects through three corresponding Films Division of India documentaries, which represented India's northern borders...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 476–496.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of infrastructure-in-the-making sheds light on another, conceptual alliance. On one end, “thing theorists” argue for an understanding of infrastructures’ nonhuman, agentive capacity to assemble disparate people, things, and institutions. On the other end, political commentators propose, as many did, that meetings...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 389–406.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Hasan H. Karrar Abstract This article asks, (1) Why did Afiyatabad, a nondescript bazaar along the Pakistan-China border, emerge along an uninhabited stretch of the Karakoram highway?, and (2) How did Afiyatabad adapt—through bazaar infrastructure, local capital investment, and labor migration...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 143–158.
Published: 01 May 2019
... races and new circuits constantly referred to colonial claims about the progress of infrastructure. “Automobilism” was perceived as the very epitome of modernity and progress, set to take over the colonies, which were imagined as a tabula rasa. Finally, mastery of a car at a “devilish speed...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 345–360.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., present, and future rather than only a reverence for an idealized past. The alterity of this timescape was tied to differences in local infrastructure and institutional power, enabling distinctive social and political statements in qasbahs, that in turn could empower distinctive political, religious...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 423–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
... : a discursive, epistemological, and material process whereby seemingly “classificatory wholes”—a corporation, an infrastructure, a state asset—were first presented and then rendered as partible entities. As the lines between the public and the private were being redrawn, another conceptual series—“citizenship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 107–117.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... More generally, texts like these formed part of the infrastructure through which circulation took place in the maritime marketplace. By thinking through these marketplace genres, we can gain a more textured sense of the processes of knowing, measuring, abstracting, and circulating that underpinned...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 365–376.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of capitalism. Shaped in manifold contradictions, the South inheres both tantalizing visions of limitless economic growth and vast reserves of yet “untapped” natural resources and, at the same time, environmental damage, eroding infrastructures, violent inequalities, and the increasing disposability of human...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (2): 139–145.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Rogaia Abusharaf; Uday Chandra; Irene Promodh Abstract This special section draws on the dynamic new field of Indian Ocean studies to rethink key concepts such as space and circulation (Jeremy Prestholdt), gender and kinship (Mahmood Kooria), and popular media and infrastructure (Bindu Menon Mannil...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 495–506.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi Abstract Drawing from histories of art and architecture, urbanism and planning, landscape, infrastructure, and media, this themed section is premised upon framing architecture beyond the terms of aesthetics or technology toward its agency as a form of knowledge...
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