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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ruchi Chaturvedi; Antina von Schnitzler Abstract This essay introduces the special section “Political Society and Popular Politics in Africa” and sets out some of the key debates and concepts that animate the contributions. It focuses in particular on the specific terrains of postcolonial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., liberal, and legal-juridical conceptions of citizenship and political practice are ineffective analytics in the context of Africanization efforts and racialized expulsion in Uganda; and (2) the tendency to erase people of South Asian descent from the study of normative state-society relations and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ruchi Chaturvedi Abstract This essay revolves around different types of violence witnessed in political society and their relationship to the democratic form that many postcolonial states have inherited. It especially draws on studies of popular protests, negrophobic and xenophobic violence against...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 37–48.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sylvia Croese Abstract This article applies Partha Chatterjee's concept of political society to the case of postwar urban Angola in order to draw attention to the everyday ways in which popular politics are practiced in Africa beyond episodic moments of popular revolt. It looks at the case of the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2019
... conceptual framework, with implications for how we think about the state, its relationship to capitalist development, and the political practices of subaltern classes. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 popular sovereignty governmentality primitive accumulation political society Thabo...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 249–263.
Published: 01 August 2019
... community within the political context of an emerging Turkish national state. The pamphlet begins as follows: The society of Turk-Armenian youth . . . Turk and Armenian. . . . One cannot but get lost in a host of thoughts when looking at these two words, which are the names of two separate nations in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 116–130.
Published: 01 May 2019
...On Barak Abstract Anwar Sadat's “open door” policy involved the forceful promotion of an American-inspired car society. This essay traces the development of Egypt's motorscape by recounting the first eight decades of automobility in Egypt. Focusing on the 1970s, it suggests that the increasing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 131–142.
Published: 01 May 2019
... spotted with bouquets of high rises. Instead of developing around one central core in a contiguous manner, Riyadh grew around the massive usage of cars. Why and how did the suburbanization of Riyadh happen? How did Saudi automobility become the overwhelming social and political structure it is now...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 296–311.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Schmitt's theorization of sovereignty. 9 The German jurist and political theorist Schmitt (1888–1985) reexamined the modern concepts of the state in light of the destruction of traditional political institutions and the great historical transformations of European society in the nineteenth century...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 241–248.
Published: 01 August 2019
... livelihoods as offering the opportunity for political action: as a unifying device for cultural cohesion, as embodied knowledge that engages both mind and body, and as a tool for justice and equity. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 sustainability craft livelihoods innovation South...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 159–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
... prominent tribes. The introduction of motor vehicles in this activity transformed raids, therefore, but also definitively shook the political equilibrium in Bedouin society. Tribal shaykhs all over Syrian territory logically hurried to buy automobiles to keep up with the leading nomadic groups. By the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 264–281.
Published: 01 August 2019
... maintenance of society”; “religious revolution” entails a move toward “individual welfare and progress.” 61 The precedence of such religion over politics is “a thesis which . . . cannot be controverted” based on “history” where “political revolutions have always been preceded by social and religious...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 212–222.
Published: 01 May 2019
... public form in Pakistan and there is no “will to architecture” in relation to it. This essay explores the phenomenon of “apparent amnesia” of the past that is 1971 in Pakistan. What implications does consigning 1971 to oblivion have for Pakistan's history? This essay seeks to examine the politics of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 196–211.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Salma Siddique Abstract This essay examines the missing national film archive of Pakistan against the politics of competing cultural memory. Sharing a common past yet existing in the shadows of the Indian film industry, cinema in Pakistan found itself in an unusual predicament after decolonization...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 171–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... ‘Natural’ and ‘Cultural’ Heritage: Toward 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 345–349.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the political economy of different localities across the Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean and, perhaps, well beyond. Taken together, both aspects of the framework reveal the complexity of the Ottoman legal landscape. They also suggest new directions in which Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean could...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 353–357.
Published: 01 August 2019
... family to the political economy of the towns, Doumani transcends assumptions about the family as the space of reproduction and shows how family is an “integral part of the political and economic structures of society.” 12 In Nablus, the family is a corporate unit that is essential to production: it is...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2019
... imagination through which spatial and conceptual constraints might be breached and redefined. This issue continues this latter focus on the subversive role of political imagination to consider renegade forms of popular sovereignty in particular. It begins with a special section entitled “Political Society...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 231–232.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 In our last issue we focused on political imagination and social power by examining the potentials and limits of political society, multilingual literary traditions, the technology of motor vehicles, and memory and memorialization. In this...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 226–229.
Published: 01 May 2019
... was arguably made possible by such new groups, and Hyder, too, recognized these new actors thrown up by the League's politics in the comically villainous figure of Seth Gasletwala from The Housing Society . Caste politics and sectarian differences, too, play little if any role in the intensely...