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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 243–247.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on material support charges, which by their very structure concentrate on FTOs that are largely Islamist in ideology. Attaching a terrorist taint to a population based on its religious affiliation generates a kind of self-perpetuating law enforcement bias and prosecutorial outcome. Such police state tactics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2023
... restoration in the subcontinent, with particular focus on the role of social memory and material culture in shaping the modern episteme. The essays gathered here further these inquiries by exploring how these connections have changed in the context of modern India and how the textures of these encounters cut...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 446–455.
Published: 01 December 2017
... East Vol. 37, No. 3, 2017 doi 10.1215/1089201x-4279152 © 2017 by Duke University Press The Materiality of the Uncanny Preserving the Ruins of Revolution in Rural Chinese Homes Charlotte Bruckermann S tepping from the bright sunshine into the dim light of a family home in Sweeping Cliff village...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 565–583.
Published: 01 December 2020
... improvement through the development of agricultural and botanical expertise at the advent of British colonial rule in the province, focusing on the materialization of this work in the society's gardens in Lahore. Foregrounding the contingencies of everyday garden making and maintenance, the article posits...
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Figure 6. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Archived materials. Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 2–10.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the “African-Soviet Modern,” an asymmetrical combination of aspiration, materiality, and practice that was rooted in diverse African states and in the Soviet Union. As an analytical category, the African-Soviet Modern speaks to the gap between the grand rhetorical and ideological scope of the Cold War moment...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2010
... is occurring at the very moment when neoliberal regime of production has acquired global acceptance. Through a case study of Hindu nationalism, this article indicates how the neoliberal regime formulated at the global scale actually produces India materially and symbolically. The local is materially produced...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 233–240.
Published: 01 August 2019
... as handmade. Research into the history of hand weaving revealed that there were two distinct modes of production, one in which expensive cloth was made for the elite, and another in which ordinary cloth was made for ordinary people. Since the making of expensive fabrics needed expensive raw materials...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 164–171.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in essentialist terms as a timeless Arab and Muslim space. Ottoman-era materials provide the documentary and material evidence to support this interpretation or claim. The present article explores and analyzes Hallak's invocation of the Ottoman past to support a confessionally partisan vision of Beirut's present...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Nelida Fuccaro Fuccaro’s article explores new geographies of leisure and consumption that emerged in Manama and in Bahrain’s oil camps in the first decades of oil development. New forms of public communication such as the press, printed materials, and cinema are used to explore urban spaces, actors...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 306–321.
Published: 01 August 2009
...—was committed to the collective good and to the propagation of an ethical code of conduct— dhamma . On this view, Asokan moral hegemony produced a peaceful South Asia. Against this view, this article shows how ideational variables such as dhamma were bound up with material interests to serve the strategic goals...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 262–271.
Published: 01 August 2010
... critique of imperialism and nationalism should be informed by a critical epistemology that integrates class, capital, and other social relations with ideologies and practices of power. A feminist historical materialism is used that avoids the either-or binary of material, social relations versus culture...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 563–573.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and being exposed to an increasing array of written material, some of it supplied by the state and some by the private sector. It begins by delineating the relationship between public and private in this period before turning first to the contexts in which this reading took place and then to the content...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 532–548.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that municipal trash collectors and the other citizens informally managing garbage in the home, community, and garbage dump are called upon to serve as the backbone of the city’s waste collection and disposal architecture. The material relations between infrastructure and labor are probed for what they reveal...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 246–262.
Published: 01 August 2015
... is the question of who belongs and what it means to belong in terms of moral and material access to resources. This essay further suggests that monkeys — the nonhuman actors in this story — play an important part in shaping the nature of these conversations about cultural meaning and belonging. Recognizing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 41–55.
Published: 01 May 2021
... with agency in the production of scientific knowledge. Like the socialist moment in Africa and indeed the Soviet Union itself, this camera network no longer exists, its data compromised and its material imprint disappeared. But this “failure” should not blind us to the immanent power of possibility embedded...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 555–562.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Michael Beard Beard’s essay contends that specialized journals with limited readerships encounter similar problems. Independent of the subject there are material conditions that limit, shape, or color a journal’s possibilities. These conditions become especially vivid to editors. In the case...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 418–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for the production of literary modernity. Arguing for a verbal as well as textual discourse of modernity shared between early twentieth-century Iranian and Indian intellectuals, Jabbari examines how these intellectuals made use of premodern materials for their modernizing projects, and how nationalism shaped...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 212–222.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and engagement with historical sources, government documents, textbooks, blog posts, press articles, and other secondary materials. This gives us an insight into what implications 1971 has for the understandings of apology and forgiveness in relation to the shadowy pasts of Pakistan. Copyright © 2019 by Duke...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 May 2020
...” materialized, this article seeks to investigate what moral expectations, normative standards, and gendered subjectivities this narrative generates. The Kurdish case reveals how narratives of empowerment form a crucial part of the moral and gendered bargains that sustain and legitimate resistance movements...