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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 360–370.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the role of religion in the education system. Duke University Press 2009 The Dynamic Nature of Educational Policies and Turkish Nation Building: Where Does Religion Fit In...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2009) 29 (2): 281–290.
Published: 01 August 2009
... term this older gods. with ormerged pantheon the to added ers teach Brahman that gods ism to nature a on local including later base, elaboration a popular Hindu and ritual older the priestly as refer Brahmanism to of religion Historians Hinduism. of aspect priestly the describes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2018) 38 (1): 155–163.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Rethinking East Asian Languages, Vernaculars, and Literacies, 1000–1919 , edited by Elman Benjamin , 254 – 301 . Leiden : E. J. Brill , 2014 . Shirane Haruo . Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts . New York : Columbia University Press , 2012...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1995) 15 (2): 109–118.
Published: 01 August 1995
... complete neglect of these “natural” limiting factors. The authors also examine the socio-political forces and the ideological elements which result in the neglect of climatic and geographical factors. © 1995: South Asia Bulletin 1995 Green Revolution in Kerala: A Discourse on...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Anthropology 19 , no. 3 ( 2004 ): 365 – 91 . Fuzzy Numbers The Productive Nature of Ambiguity in the Hindi Film Industry Tejaswini Ganti n 2006 the Hindustan Times covered the apparent controversy raging in the Hindi film industry, now better known as Bollywood, over an advertisement...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2012) 32 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Leila M. Harris This article draws on recent interventions related to everyday states, state-natures, and political ecologies of the state, as well as Timothy Mitchell’s concept of “state as effect,” to detail and analyze ongoing changes in southeastern Turkey associated with the large-scale...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2010) 30 (3): 449–462.
Published: 01 December 2010
... resulting contradictory imagery—from which we still borrow—shows us Iran as the complex place that it was but also as a reflection of Europe's own foibles and anxieties, as the self seen through the other. Enlightenment thinkers, grappling with questions about human nature and the essence of power...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 455–473.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Nina Farnia This article examines the racialization of Iran and Iranians by excavating the treatment of Iran in the naturalization cases from the early twentieth century. In so doing, the article highlights both the continuities and disjunctures of a racialization process that began long before...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2012) 32 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Saad Abi-Hamad This article examines the nature of the colonial state as it existed in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century. It delves into issues surrounding the multiple societal relations that the colonial state had to maintain to ensure its continued existence. It also considers the very...
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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
... like this one index “environmental citizenship” premised on the recognition of common responsibility for a vulnerable environment. Both suggest nature’s physical properties—e.g., aquifers’ vulnerability to toxic wastes—seemed to have brought sworn enemies together, thereby exceeding or bypassing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2015) 35 (2): 246–262.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 their...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2016) 36 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 May 2016
... strategies of bifurcation problematizing asymmetrical zonings and scale making, thereby redefining the nature and terms of science (itself a naturalized modern knowledge formation) without fantasizing a greater sense of knowing or transcendence from ontological specificities and multiplicities. © 2016 by...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2017) 37 (1): 24–48.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Ranin Kazemi This article focuses on one of the most serious cases of famine in Iran in the nineteenth century. Reading through a wide range of contemporary documents, Kazemi uses this episode as a case study to talk about the larger problem of subsistence crises and natural disasters in Iran and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2009) 29 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 August 2009
... into the Islamic sphere. The characteristically modern modes of power that Michel Foucault identified as governmentality and the particular kinds of knowledge and subjectivities associated with them were profoundly rearticulating the nature of Sufism in Ottoman lands by the last quarter of the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2009) 29 (2): 259–268.
Published: 01 August 2009
... greed who is worse than the “natural Turks,” and the practice of violent, involuntary, forced conversion. These tropes, through their rhetorical construction of the renegade, attempt to fashion both individual and communal selves that act to relieve the psychological threat to the collective identity of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 398–412.
Published: 01 December 2009
... nationalists to accept that one can be a Turk and a Christian at the same time. Based on eight months of ethnographic research among Turkish Christians in Istanbul and Ankara and discourse analysis of popular antimissionary literature in Turkey, it argues that the nature of the campaign against Christian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 502–514.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Hyderabad, an important location within the Shi'i cosmpolitan, has strongly resisted campaigns launched by the religious elite of Iran and Iraq to homogenize its “vernacular” Muharram ritual-devotional practices. This article examined the contested nature of the mehndi ceremony of Qasem, who was married and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 515–527.
Published: 01 December 2009
... understood not only by the colonial state but also by the larger Punjabi-speaking Sikh community. A close contextual reading of both texts reveals the complex impact of colonial rule on local modes of historical narration. Each author crafted competing discourses about the nature of Sikh sovereignty for the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 556–572.
Published: 01 December 2009
... century, underlines the socioeconomic transformation of the late sixteenth century and its impact on politics, and argues that the rebellions and depositions of the seventeenth century limited the political power of the Ottoman monarch and changed the nature of his relations with other major actors in the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 573–581.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Deana Heath Any viable explanation of communalism must go beyond viewing all communalisms as nationalist fragments to delineate the differing natures of these fragments, as well as to study their changing configuration over time, including the ways in which they have been shaped by globalization...