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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 99–108.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Shaun T. Lopez Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2004 The Dangers of Dancing: The Media and Morality in 1930s Egypt SHAUN T. LOPEZ On the night of May 22, 1936, a large crowd filled the time, provided the evidentiary material for the Casino al-Busfur...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 2–7.
Published: 01 May 2015
... from the aspirations expressed. As grand utopian narratives fragment, Rajagopal asks, can attention to their forms of mediation clarify the different kinds of futures being imagined today? Given the idealism inherent in most utopian endeavors, can questions about media and mediation help improve...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 571–573.
Published: 01 December 2008
...John Postill New Media and the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere, 2nd ed. Dale F. Eickelman and Jon W. Anderson, eds. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003 213 pp., $19.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2008 The Ottoman Balkans, 1750...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 343–345.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Peter Chelkowski Warring Souls: Youth, Media, and Martyrdom in Post-revolution Iran Roxanne Varzi Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006 290 pp., $79.95 (cloth), $22.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2009 Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2001) 21 (1-2): 99–109.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Manu Bhagavan; Faisal Bari Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2002 - (Mis)Representing Economy: Western Media Production and the Impoverishment of South Asia Manu Bhagavan and Faisal Bari Much has been...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 425–442.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Janet A. Alexanian Through an examination of the use of media in the 2009 postelection protests in Iran, this article contextualizes the use of social media as a form of eyewitness account within the broader context of media distrust in Iran and Iranian expatriate satellite television. What emerges...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 194–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the relationship between media and religion, it suggests that in Rwanda debates about the kind of music Pentecostal artists should perform must be contextualized in relation to (1) a Pentecostal “theology of sound,” or the belief that particular music and sound practices bring individuals closer to God; and (2...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Kimberly Wedeven Segall “Melancholy Ties: Intergenerational Loss and Exile in Persepolis ” analyzes the way in which collective loss is represented in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis books. Unlike the spectacular, violent, media images of the Middle East, which detach the Western spectator from...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 251–266.
Published: 01 August 2011
...). My article traces how border residents of Muslim Lebanese origins responded to this post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorist encompassment. I suggest that Arabs publicly mobilized through three media- and state-sponsored initiatives that sought to combat U.S.-derived suspicions. Beginning in September 2001...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the contemporary institutionalization of violence; and demonstrate how particular constellations of (corporate) power, (instrumental) knowledge, and (biased) mass media work to foreclose alternative human and humane spaces of survival, agency, resistance, and, above all, narrative departures. Duke University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Heike Härting This essay argues that the media-generated spectacle of the dead African body serves as a historically and rhetorically continuous signifier through which the West mounts a revisionary practice of cultural introspection and self-reinvention. Analyzing different representations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 May 2008
... explores methods of reading Krog's memoir beyond her controversial use of testimonies. As a radio journalist, Krog captures the importance of media processes in constituting sites of witnessing. Specifically, she underlines the importance of the broadcast system that carried out the testifying voice...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 455–472.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., Mendelsohn’s essay treats Eko Atlantic City as an entry point into Lagos’s situation of precarious coastal urbanism within the deep time of its socionatural evolution. The essay develops an explicitly geosocial reading drawing on an interdisciplinary approach to urban and environmental media studies, centering...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 153–165.
Published: 01 August 2021
... as dramaturgical enskillment coexists uneasily with the pious discipline of sincere self-cultivation. Understanding why this is so illuminates the changing criteria for ritual aptness in a mass media age. In addition, the camera movement calls attention to the parasocial quality of the interaction, to its...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 148–152.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in relation to the broader fields of work on the public sphere and publics, especially as they relate to recent work in the human sciences that focus on materiality, the senses, and media. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 public religion publicity Africa South Asia The essays...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 205–221.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Ali dictatorship. Drawing on participant observation, media analysis, and activist interviews, the author shows how Manish Msamah debunks the ruse of consent at the heart of reconciliation, and in doing so maintains fidelity to the ideals of the 2011 Revolution. The campaign is revealed as an early...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... This possibility was predicated on smaller and faster apparatuses, that is, a changing technics of media. However, in contemporary India an increasingly miniaturized technics is provoking widespread anxieties about the public visibility of what was formerly private and intimate. The changing form of photographic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 35–49.
Published: 01 May 2015
... satellite. This commitment was manifested in modernization theorists’ belief in the role of modern media as an enabler of development in India. Simultaneously, the US State Department orchestrated a program of assistance to India on space-related matters as a foil against India’s nuclear ambitions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 294–309.
Published: 01 August 2015
...J. Barton Scott This article analyzes a controversial book ban from the 1940s to trace the mutual determinations of print media, the legal regulation of communal sentiment, and the discourse of religious tolerance in late colonial India. Claimed as the Bible of the Arya Samaj, the Satyarth Prakash...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to accurately measure box-office outcome produces an ambiguity about commercial transactions that is actually generative and productive, enabling the industry to function and reproduce itself. In large-scale media industries like Bollywood, I contend, the presence of ambiguity is necessary and actually critical...