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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Milan Vaishnav Abstract The review essays by Sunila S. Kale, Sandipto Dasgupta, and Michael J. Watts on Milan Vaishnav's When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics and Steven Pierce's Moral Economies of Corruption: State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria raise a number...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of communities across the globe today. Given the contentious lives of sites and landscapes in fostering and fracturing notions of belonging, the contributors in this special section examine the placing of India's Buddhist past in conversation with the aspirations and politics of future-making. Moving beyond...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2018
... understandings of the past and present—but they linger on less conventional questions of the materialities and affects of archives, as well as the formidable challenges archives present for assembly, authority, access, categorization, and political futures. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (1): 2–7.
Published: 01 May 2015
... understandings of earlier visions of the future and so cast light on the way utopias may be redrawn for present purposes? Media may not determine our situation, contra Friedrich Kittler, but they may help illuminate it. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Media mediation political future utopia...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 532–537.
Published: 01 August 2022
... radicals sought an African-grounded sovereignty, an alternate future now forgotten. jesse.w.shipley@dartmouth.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 coup d’état Ghana neo-imperialism revolution sovereignty African politics Between 1979 and 1983 soldiers, workers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 421–433.
Published: 01 December 2020
... For the British and for many of their colonial subjects, federation offered a flexible and capacious framework for reforming the variegated sovereign landscapes of empire, and for imagining a wide array of political futures within and beyond empire. This article takes Cooper and Wilder as provocations to revisit...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 184–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Savarkar, history was the template through which political futures were imagined. Importantly, as he explained, this history of regicide is “even more than a past [but] of the present. It is a ‘living past’ and therefore as really present as any present can be.” 27 It is striking that Ambedkar...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and offering a close reading of Hints for Self-Culture , Elam argues that the writer offers an insurgent political theory of utopia heralded under the sign of anticolonial critique. In the case of Hints for Self-Culture , this takes the form of a radical self-making process toward the creation of a future...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 466–480.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., race judges, and the mafia in order to extract money from the betting market. This understanding of the immediate future as manipulated by various actors with economic interest in certain outcomes mirrors perceptions of the political economic system in India at large. In the article I emphasize...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 345–360.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., present, and future rather than only a reverence for an idealized past. The alterity of this timescape was tied to differences in local infrastructure and institutional power, enabling distinctive social and political statements in qasbahs, that in turn could empower distinctive political, religious...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 81–85.
Published: 01 May 2024
.... They generate debates about the future of the world, where futures of economic growth through technological revolutions in shipping and logistics clash with ecological collapse caused by such mega-infrastructures on already vulnerable coastlines. This interdisciplinary special section, “Port Environments...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 85–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... life and politics by a specific generation of Iran's Left. The essay argues that because of its ideological adherence to Marxism, the militant Left of this era simply assumed its role as a secular political force, while riveted by cultural elements that in fact undermined secularism. Moreover, it shows...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... This is the only way of rethinking our whole approach to the future in Muslim societies to the extent that the pluralist model of a “shared home” can be presented as “a third way” solution to the crisis of political societies in the Middle East and in opposition to the secular authoritarianism of the state...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 249–263.
Published: 01 August 2019
... political violence, and each declares a relationship of nonenmity with the state that sanctioned that violence. These assertions of friendship contend with the ideological structure of the nation-state in its most patently violent form, outlining a future of equality and fraternity but only in terms...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 320–334.
Published: 01 August 2016
... discrimination. Contemporary proposals for a cosmopolitan order frequently reject the legacy of anticolonial nationalism and appeal to the tradition of the liberal internationalism of empire. Specific global movements that point to future transnational political arrangements are an important new development...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 551–554.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to become the state. In that case, the restoration is a defense of society, institutions, traditions, and customs from the state. However, restoration is also an expression of a different political orientation of the revolutionary trajectory. The temporality of revolution is mainly future oriented, whereas...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 505–516.
Published: 01 August 2022
... than reject the principle of waiting, their thought sought to augment it, mainly by discarding the future as the focus of the political in order to render an invisible present visible. But if the conceptual possibilities condensed in colonial India and Iran's revolution reveal a shared genealogy...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 122–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
... thoughts, and this shuttling back and forth between past, present, and future, are characteristics shared by his predecessors in western India's anti-caste movement, Jotirao Phule and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, as well as by Karl Marx, another of Patil's philosophical and political inspirations. In the last...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 507–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., as well as from interpretations of a “crisis-state” or a pseudo-Islamic state that followed. 4 The core idea of Pakistan lay in the historical narration of Muslim persecution in the colonial past and the aspiration for Muslim self-expression and political emancipation in the impending future. 5...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 184–199.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the home. This development is not taking place without resistance. The struggle to increase employment opportunities for women is noisy and contentious. Complex class politics are interacting with a rentier political culture that supports the extensive use of expatriate workers. Nevertheless, the evidence...