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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 (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 (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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Published: 01 December 2020
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. Figure 6. The Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, Jaffna, 2014. Archived 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 (2016) 36 (2): 335–337.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and the institutional and material and entitlements in our time. constraints of academic production is a running Chakrabarty sketches Sarkar’s fierce and theme across the text. While this is a colonial proud personality with compassion. Readers will legacy, the relationship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in which framing Chakrabarty's intervention within a history of science landscape might generate further avenues of investigation and critical reflection. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 truth history of science South Asia character materiality...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 37 (2): 226–234.
Published: 01 August 2017
... can nevertheless overcome the limits presented by such an incompleteness through a hermeneutics based on observations and the materiality of the cultures, traditions, and processes that exist in Africa today. The suppositions involved in this form of argumentation are proper to public life...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2008
... into the material and palpable workings of violence. As such, the essays in this issue compel us into interrogating the widely circulated discourses about Africa and the Middle East as ahistorical places of violence, death, and disease; question our fatigued notions of the ineluctability and immutability...