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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 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 (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 497–517.
Published: 01 December 2014
... shortage 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 (1 December 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 that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 476–496.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 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 (1 December 2017) 37 (3): 470–490.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Joel Lee If caste is a state of mind, it is also a structuring of the environment. This article proposes a new framework for analyzing the tenacious persistence of caste and untouchability in the present, a framework anchored in particular histories of housing and infrastructure in colonial and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2010) 30 (2): 312–323.
Published: 01 August 2010
... higher education. In addition to a persistently high HIV/AIDS infection rate, Zambia has a rapidly growing young population but lacks infrastructure, qualified teachers, and enough college graduates to achieve its educational goals. This article identifies the problems that threaten the educational...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2013) 33 (1): 26–40.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and other infrastructural projects. Finally, as the site where Iraq’s oil wealth was produced, Kirkuk was of vital importance to the Iraqi and British governments, both of whom pressured the IPC to act in ways that would benefit their interests. Throughout these projects and the interactions that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 454–475.
Published: 01 December 2014
... infrastructural technologies of the colonial state—revealed a uniform sense of the state as a particular kind of engine of “development,” the far more messy political economy of electrification displayed a mixed understanding of both governance and the state’s role in the economy. © 2014 by Duke University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 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” was...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 486–491.
Published: 01 December 2015
... critic might direct toward specific artists, or singular artworks. These questions assume added significance against the backdrop of a rapidly globalizing museum culture, supported by the concomitant rise in museum construction as supportive infrastructure for new sites of spectacle and speculation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 440–453.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., surprisingly, by the intensification of existing forces: if animal- or waterpower gradually became relatively less central with the advent of coal, in absolute terms and in terms of their social significance their importance often grew. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 energy coal infrastructure...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2017) 37 (3): 417–419.
Published: 01 December 2017
... conditions of precarity, migration, militarization, state surveillance, upheaval, and displacement. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 houses home infrastructure precarity urbanization ...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2019) 39 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
...? Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 automobility suburbia infrastructure urban planning joyriding What can we learn from Riyadh? What does the massive desert capital, which extends over 2,395 square kilometers and counts 6.5 million inhabitants, 1 teach us about cities that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 455–472.
Published: 01 December 2018
... circulations that often characterize this postcolonial megacity should be thought alongside another set of circulations and flows: that of the ground itself. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 land reclamation infrastructure Anthropocene media studies coastal cities References...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2018) 38 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 December 2018
... an African Boomtown .” New York Times , August 12 , 2008 . Davis Mike . Planet of Slums . London : Verso , 2006 . Diouf Mamadou Fredericks Rosalind . The Arts of Citizenship in African Cities: Infrastructures and Spaces of Belonging . New York : Palgrave Macmillan...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2014) 34 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... infrastructure as a site of political self-­making. The pieces presented in this issue by his students and interlocutors reflect and continue to build on the intellectual concerns he developed in his scholarly work. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 435–436.
Published: 01 December 2014
... processes of political identification, on the other. The present volume turns to questions of the built environment, both physical and intellectual. The essays in the first section, “Life of Infrastructure,” explore the ways social actors think about physical infrastructure and sometimes take it as...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2014) 34 (3): 652–653.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millenial Mum- focuses on religious reform and nationalism in the bai, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. Mzab Valley in Algeria. Antoinette Burton is a professor of history and Bastian Julian Go is a professor of sociology at...