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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 15–16.
Published: 01 August 1998
... archaeology raises a crucial question. Texts, claims as participants in the making of modernity? The Paradoxes of Modernity* Vasant Kaiwm Mohamad has given us a stimulating alternative to with novel approaches to local challenges and prob- historical accounts that see modernity in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 355–356.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... From here there are two ways (17). Thus the “paradox” at the heart of Suk’s study lies to go. One is concluding that I am not yet famous in the author’s willful appropriation of “postcolonial” enough. Then each achievement has to top the last one, critique from anglophone literary studies: the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 441–443.
Published: 01 August 2018
... responses constituting this book forum. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 paradox contradiction politics power violence References Tareen SherAli . “ Disrupting Secular Power and the Study of Religion: Saba Mahmood .” In Cultural Approaches to Studying Religion: An...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 110–119.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Nasser Mohajer; Mehrdad Vahabi This essay takes a stylized paradoxical fact of Iranian politics under the Islamic Republic of Iran as its starting point: the stark confusion between the position and a good portion of the opposition. Such a blurred frontier between “position” and “opposition” did...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 583–594.
Published: 01 December 2010
... itself through a “secular,” “democratic,” and “feminist” transformation of Islamic theology. The emergence of Islamic feminisms is thus regarded as a paradoxical consequence of the spaces that Islamism created in the course of participation in the political game. The article argues that women are...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 475–489.
Published: 01 December 2019
... normalization of structural violence and the production of affective regimes that defy dichotomies of resistance and submission. These affective regimes are characterized by paradoxical emotions, which are integral to securitized practices of colonization of subject populations. However, it is these very...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 558–562.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sandipto Dasgupta Abstract The central paradox of corruption in the political life of the global South is how such a widely despised phenomenon persists so untroubled by allthe negative attention. The two books under discussion—Steven Pierce's Moral Economies of Corruption and Milan Vaishnav's When...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 August 2014
... republic with a strong executive and comprehensive bill of rights to replace the colonially conferred Soulbury Constitution and its minority safeguard, Section 29. Analyzing this apparently paradoxical pairing of rights and enhanced executive power, ultimately realized in Sri Lanka’s Republican...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (2): 214–226.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Samuel J. Hirst Between 1920 and 1922, Moscow dispatched guns, grain, and gold to Ankara. The obvious paradox of collaboration between Bolshevik internationalists and the Turkish National Forces has frequently been dismissed as pragmatic union born of necessity, with necessity defined in terms of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 50–65.
Published: 01 May 2015
... has focused on this paradox of mediation at the center of modern political life. Whereas liberal theories of the public sphere sought to distinguish a rational reading public forged through a dialectic self-abstraction from what Habermas once termed “pressure from the street,” recent work on the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 263–276.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in the sea against a backdrop of skyscrapers have become a visual cliche about the paradox of the modern and the traditional in today's India. But while this form of Ganesh is a temporary visitor to the city, Ganesh as Siddhivinayak has become perhaps the most visible deity in the city with a large...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 435–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... hierarchies and exclusions, often coexisted paradoxically side by side with nationalism. Shared Indo-Iranian religious connections, either through Zoroastrianism or Islam, became grounds for new modes of imagining transnational solidarities, while viewing Persian as a beleaguered Asian lingua franca became a...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 94–109.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the intellectual, political, and social foundations of the Islamic state. Post-Islamism in postrevolutionary Iran signifies the paradoxes of the Islamic state. This article examines the nature and the diversity of post-Islamist trends in today's Iran symbolized by the current Green Movement. It...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 474–486.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Alla Gadassik Amir Naderi is one of Iran’s most internationally acclaimed directors, and he is considered to be among the central figures in the nation’s postrevolutionary film industry. Paradoxically, his choice to leave Iran in hopes of expanded artistic opportunities in the United States has...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 August 2009
... history of ideas that is itself structured by modernity. Second, secret knowledge transforms what is in fact impossible—immortality, transcendence, enlightenment—into a historical vortex that is both local and global. Mimetic history is the recursive pattern, structured through the paradox of secrecy...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Islamic activists perceive as the destructive effects of Western culture and to align the production of knowledge with the teachings of Shi'i Islam. The effort to produce modern Islamic knowledge, however, has paradoxically intensified the translation of European thought and invested it with the ethos of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 December 2019
... begin with. Paradoxically, elected representatives who helm the state apparatus are often the only actors with the authority and delegated powers to reform the state, something that they have few incentives to do. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 crime India democracy politics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 269–280.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: Iran Confiscated , 2004). The article argues that new orientalism in France comes from the “natives” only, and can thus be considered as “self-orientalism” according to Edward Saïd's term. It uses the term native to point out the paradox of the new orientalist writers' discourse: they proclaim their...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 38–49.
Published: 01 May 2008
... being labeled with stereotypes while she is living in Europe. Specifically, this essay examines how these two texts depict the psychological paradox that traumatic experiences-individual, familial, and social-inflect a partial destruction and particular reconstruction of one's self. In the books...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 336–354.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Indian style. Eisenberg argues that Swahili musicians and audiences derive pleasure and meaning from Indian taarab 's paradoxical presentation of Indian sounds as Swahili expressions, and that this positions the genre as a vehicle for public reflection on Swahili ethnicity. Focusing on the voice and...