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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 2–23.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and collapse that features within scholarly, popular, and policy-oriented accounts of Lake Victoria's fisheries. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 ontological politics multispecies ethnography Lake Victoria East Africa The research for this article was made possible through the support...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
... between Western intellectual anxieties and postcolonial methods and modes of thought. One domain for interrogating the contemporary significance of the work is the call for new ontologies and interpretive humility. This commentary examines these new ontologies through the rethinking of ways that agents...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 568–583.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., since historical and political effects happen only via the discourse and actions of human dreamers (through their “dream stories”). Mittermaier, then, can take invisible actors seriously as methodological realities but not ontological ones, to use a distinction theorized and operationalized by Nils...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 476–496.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of 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 (2016) 36 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and made it a politics of violence. The “ordinary requirement (momentarily) attentive to emerging anticolonial of a scientific enterprise,” he says, is to “revisit the critiques and postcolonial visions. As Grovogui epistemological and ontological grounds” (1...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2010
... policies, however, has not resulted in such integration. The nation and region have been reformulated around fragmented ideologies of religion and ethnicity, often conforming to their respective political boundaries or claiming newer boundaries. The local has stubbornly refused erasure by resisting secular...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 584–602.
Published: 01 December 2022
... consciousness. The divide between the West and its dualism, on the one hand, and supposedly ontologically distinct animistic lifeworlds, on the other, is problematic because it not only ignores the animism within Western traditions of thought but also glosses over the exclusionary politics and forms...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006) 26 (3): 416–433.
Published: 01 December 2006
... and politicization of the truth in cultural tradition, or a defense of a single overarching sociocul- Vol. 10.1215/1089201 26, No. 3, 2006 doi tural meaning as both an ontology and a mode of political organization. In this way, and by extension, these discourses...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 561–567.
Published: 01 December 2022
... been, in recent decades, distinctive endeavors to imagine the ontological specificity and moral standing of a constellation of beings beyond an anthropocentric horizon. Among the best known of these are experiments in investing aspects of “Nature” with philosophical and political consequence. In 2017...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 182–195.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and Transnational logic of domination and exploitation (coloniality), Politics, 1939 – 1946.” Journal of Global History 7, no. 3 disguised by a narrative of salvation, progress, and (2012): 438 – 60...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and otherness. Here eth- Kant, Immanuel. “What Is Orientation in Thinking?” In ics is a regulatory discipline. For this approach it is Political Writings, edited by Hans Reiss and translated a question of ethics for social sciences. The Cracked by H. B. Nisbet...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 237–253.
Published: 01 May 2022
... makes a distinction between the “macropolitical (molar) and the micropolitical (molecular) fields of organization and becoming” and points to Afro-pessimism's privileging of the macropolitical fixes Blackness into a rigid “always already sedimented” ontological and political position that disallows...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
... been describing the main narrative arc of The resonates with the interest among historians of sci- Calling of History. Describing Sir Jadunath’s moral ence in interrogating how politics and commerce selfhood, Chakrabarty writes, “A certain cultiva- enabled the production...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 171–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... an Ontological Politics of Heritage in the Anthropocene .” Heritage and Society 8 , no. 1 ( 2015 ): 24 – 42 . Hawkes Jacquetta . Mortimer Wheeler: Adventurer in Archaeology . London : Weidenfield and Nicolson , 1982 . Heritage Foundation . Build Back Safer with Vernacular Methodologies...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 208–216.
Published: 01 May 2024
... thing to do? As things already are. You say that quite a bit. And I feel like there's a project there of revising our political ontology, when you say things like, “this is what they do.” I think there is here (and correct me if I'm wrong) a project of revising a political ontology taken for granted...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 678–681.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., and the academe. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Quran schooling Salafis religion Négritude References Alidou Ousseina . Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 2005 . ———. Muslim Women...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 269–280.
Published: 01 August 2009
... restricted to political figures. One can link this shift to the decline of the Iranian tra theto ofIranian decline shift this link One can figures. to political restricted previously was that genre a intellectuals, and writers by memoirs of publication mass the represented in tradition...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2019
... This special section's focus is less on disciplinary self-evaluations than the kinds of evidence that operate in knowledge traditions that do not fully share the epistemological and ontological presuppositions of the Western secular academy. 2 The three contributors, Ana Vinea, Junaid Quadri, and myself...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 May 2014
... concerns and ontologies to bear litical relationships, solidarities, and ontologies. It on the universalist epistemology of Islamic meta- is those practices and possibilities that I explore physics or practice? Further, what are the politics below. that these texts...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 391–397.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- will not rehearse the arguments in these chapters sophical rather than political terms, warns against here — ​they have been widely read and discussed confounding “epistemology” with “ontology.” She...