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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 5. Conceptual development of the mosque in relationship to the assembly hall, July 1963. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. More
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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 (2): 328–343.
Published: 01 August 2019
... adjudication, it sanctioned a past of primarily moral nature, oriented toward God and salvation and grounded in Ibadi doctrine and practice. This mode of history implied that everyday interactions and relationships could be assessed through exemplary forms of morality, as embodied by virtuous forbears. Yet...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 71–87.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the postindependence era as an opportunity to claim their profession's status and redefine bourgeois culture and its relationship to governing institutions according to their conceptions of modernity. By reinterpreting the consortium's environmental narrative of Lebanese history, the hydrological engineer Ibrahim Abd...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the symbolic and pragmatic politics of these connections were woven together through the circulation of gifts. At the same time, the article draws attention to fundamental misalignment in the groups' conceptions of gender and in their ambitions for the relationship. Bound by institutional norms, the KSZh...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 404–412.
Published: 01 December 2021
... allowed intellectuals in the Levant to reverse the power relationship between themselves and Europe and to comment on the kinds of politics that would ensure the equality before the law of the Jewish minority in Europe. These debates further illustrate that even before the shift to electoral politics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in their relationship to politics and the new public spaces? Building on recent scholarship, Mestyan argues that these were reconstituted as part of symbolic politics and served as a test period for using new technologies to synchronize collective action. He explores this process by historicizing the relationship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 107–121.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of reasoning in legal opinions authored by Islamic scholars, notably Yusuf al-Qaradawi, at the time of the Egyptian Revolution (2011). This text analyzes also the relationship between interiority and exteriority in ethical practices enabled by these legal options and exemplified by the assessment...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and their relationship to forms of contemporary capitalism and governmentality, as well as the emerging practices through which the poor “invade” the political and impact the frameworks targeting them. But the essay also suggests that, in following these threads, we need to push beyond Chatterjee's conceptual framework...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 149–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
... was later canonized in Egyptian academia, so that Egypt's Ottoman history was defined as beginning in 1517 and ending in 1798. However, the vagaries of Egypt's relationship with Istanbul meant that this periodization was neither obvious nor uncontested. The purpose of this article is to compare evolving...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 343–354.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Huub de Jonge After the Japanese occupation of the Netherlands East Indies, the Hadhramis living in the archipelago were, at least initially, treated as untrustworthy by the new colonizers. At the same time they were cut off from their homeland Hadhramaut and had to reconsider their relationships...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 August 2014
... has conditioned the democratic relationship between the Sri Lankan state and the domain of the social. The article introduces the political rationality that governs this relationship with the moment of its apotheosis, namely the enactment of Sri Lanka’s first Republican Constitution and the apogee...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 August 2013
...), it contemplates the complex desire of its authors to be simultaneously engaged political subjects and martyrs. The analysis attempts to illuminate the dynamic relationship within the official discourse and that which is reproduced through subjects’ interpretations and practices of shahādat . These interpretations...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of a new humanism, Shari’ati’s presentation of the “new man” as shahid involved a hermeneutic relationship with a collective self imagined across historical time. In Shari’ati’s hands, Fanon’s eschewal of history became an engagement with historical memory in the present tense. In the process, the body...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 May 2024
... phenomenon, among others. This backdrop often remains suppressed when sketching its contemporary history. As this afterword details, the special section “Port Environments in South Asia” shows that as ports and littoral societies receded from scholarly focus, the relationship among state, market...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 226–229.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in the special section “The Past for Pakistan” explore Pakistan's tormented relationship with history each in its own way, and whether this past is given the name of India or Islam. If Salma Siddique writes about the undecidability of origins in cinematic culture, Shruti Kapila demonstrates how Pakistan...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 264–281.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Matthew H. Baxter Abstract The 1981 Dalit mass conversion to Islam at Meenakshipuram, Tamil Nadu, arguably began the Hindu Right's political rise. The conversion raises two different concepts for understanding mass conversion's relationship to democracy. Though it is commonly framed in terms of B...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a series of dialogic relationships between police, borderland residents, and other actors not conventionally taken to be a part of the security apparatus—for example, tourists, development agencies, and anthropologists. The article suggests that encounters between those on either side of the law...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 513–527.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Junaid Quadri Abstract Taking the complexity and diversity of Islamic law ( fiqh ) as a point of departure, this article examines a series of positions advanced by Muslim jurists on the relationship between law and astronomy. Focusing primarily on the question of the appropriateness of relying...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reflects on the ways in which the political comes to be refracted in intimate realms of kinship and family. It contends that familial and personal relationships are crucial sites where expectations of political loyalty and allegiance take on shape and substance but are also negotiated and contested...