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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 469–484.
Published: 01 December 2021
...John Chalcraft Abstract This article outlines a theoretical framework for researching popular politics in the Middle East and North Africa. It sketches a Gramscian alternative to existing approaches in materialist Marxism, cultural studies, and social movement studies. It also aims to think...
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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): 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...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 89–101.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Gender, Performance, and the Politics of Space: Germany and the Veil in Popular Culture Maria Stehle ince the s, the headscarf has played a powerful role in negotiating questions of na- tional and cultural belonging, gender identity, and definitions of public space in Ger...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 627–635.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... These limits invite a revised approach to writing histories of anticolonial worldmaking. An alternate approach focuses on statecraft (exactitude) and popular politics (inexactitude) at once, echoing the simultaneous affi rmation of nation building and worldmaking in Getachew's theory of decolonization...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of citizenship. Finally, by closely examining domains of gender-based activism and coalition building within and across racialized communities, this essay explores the possibilities for popular politics and democratic, inclusionary multiracial and gendered citizenship in the post-Asian-expulsion context...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 360–377.
Published: 01 December 2013
... popular political imagination as seen, in particular, through the lens of the Indian youth movement. In many ways, the authors contend, Indian communists’ responses to Meerut, backed in part by their British communist comrades, showed that a top-down directive from Moscow did not in fact have the impact...
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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 (2022) 42 (2): 470–488.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Program” as a revolutionary, anti-colonial, and radical republican challenge that sought to implement a new constitutional order based on popular sovereignty. Internally, it severed the link between sectarian affiliation and political representation that was the hallmark of the Lebanese regime. Externally...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 497–517.
Published: 01 December 2014
... South .” International Sociology 15 , no. 3 ( 2000 ): 533 – 57 . Chatterjee Partha . The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World . New York : Columbia University Press , 2006 . Gadpale R. “ A Maha Loss: 37 Lakh Flats Left Vacant...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 354–364.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the PLO or popular culture in a golden age of liberation politics. Rather, it underlines the role of mediated aesthetics in political struggles, addressing it not as an epiphenomenal or causal sequence, but as a key component of revolutionary processes. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 May 2010
....       30, x   Press This essay argues that the YFE’s foray into a hitherto discredited popular culture and its    Vol. overture to politic flows from a dawning realization...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 513–532.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Pedram Partovi This essay investigates the place of cinema in the formulation and maintenance of an Iranian popular civil religion—reworking older ideas and practices largely taken from Islam to articulate with modern social and political change in Iran. Of particular interest is the theme...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 674–685.
Published: 01 December 2012
... conditions that are missing in the Arab world. In spite of the increasing popularity of civil society activism founded on religious beliefs and the West’s vigorous promotion of associational life as a policy tool to induce political change, the social, political, and legal conditions for a potentially...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 407–420.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eric Lewis Beverley Abstract Scholarship on modern South Asia, even in accounting for the fragility and capriciousness of colonial authority and exploring tensions between popular sovereignty and politics on the ground, tends to regard colonial or national states and institutions as the sole...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as inspiration for the most popular song of the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) in terms of melody, rhythm, and lyrics. Kurdizadeh, a visibly Black Iranian, is not popularly remembered as the source of the eulogy, an omission that compounds many of the politics of Black representation in Iran. Through an investigation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 80–90.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Elizabeth M. Holt Abstract This article reads Buṭrus al-Bustānī’s 1861 translation of Daniel Defoe's 1719 Robinson Crusoe into Arabic in Beirut alongside Karl Marx's contemporaneous critique of the popularity of Robinsonades among British political economists. Al-Bustānī’s translation of Robinson...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 235–244.
Published: 01 August 2017
... there surviving at all. The reasons have to be found in were in the end only two (later three) nation-­states the specific historical formation of the national-­ in the Indian subcontinent. This will take me popular, shaped by the political-­economic struc...
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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 (2010) 30 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2010
... occidentalism of Adonis's “Manifesto of Modernity (or Modernism)” of 1980; the Talibanish occidentalism found in a work like The Spirit of Terrorism by Jean Baudrillard; and the benign and popular variety of occidentalism, which helps in some cases to reinforce shaken identities. Such discourses are examined...