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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 with the...
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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
... 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 (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): 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. Un/known Waters Navigating Everyday Risks of Infrastructural Breakdown in Mumbai Lisa Björkman n...
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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 that...
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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
... 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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, and...
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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. In this...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (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. Structures of Power...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (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 (2021) 41 (1): 41–55.
Published: 01 May 2021
... photograph satellites flying overhead to gather data to produce a new model of the Earth, one that Soviet scientists hoped would be an alternative to Western models. I argue that these technical artifacts in Africa, connected into a single global network, represented examples of “infrastructural irruptions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (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 (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...