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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 526–540.
Published: 01 December 2020
... history archives South Asia exile archival studies research practice Architectures of the past, should they survive, are historical agents in the present. As politically and economically negotiated forms of cultural coproduction, they inform understandings of the past, as well as contemporary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Security personnel require ethnographic data to accomplish their goals. Furthermore, anthropological research practice often bears at least some resemblance to the sorts of questioning that intelligence officials undertake. Narges Bajoghli's description of the “interrogative surveillance” through which her...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 215–223.
Published: 01 August 2003
... commonsensical. Simi- tion is unusual among Middle East countries. On the larly, the ethnographic research of anthropologist Cath- other hand, academic practice and access to data for erine Lutz (2001) describes how a rhetoric of [foreign] research in Israel is far from being homogenous. This political danger...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 497–517.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and rumor. Expanding the geois processes of urbanization.44 What this essay scope of research beyond moments of spectacular has shown to be highly contingent efects of infra- breakdown thus allows for attention to the routine structural practice, both critics and champions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 279–293.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Maya Mikdashi In this essay Mikdashi examines the legal practice of strategic conversion, or religious conversion undertaken in order to make use of different aspects of the Lebanese legal system. Mikdashi illustrates the process of strategic conversion by comparing it to that of correcting one’s...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 57–69.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and accountability experienced and discussed as social practice. The research points to the fact that the overarching concern over corruption and accountability should be seen not as a reaction to the neoliberal agenda of deregulation and privatization favored by the government but as the neoliberal agenda...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 272–296.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Arlene Dallalfar This qualitative ethnographic research is focused on Jewish Iranians currently living in Iran. I examine the vital role of gender, ethnicity, religion, class, family, and community in daily social and cultural practices among middle-class Judeo-Persians living in Tehran...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 December 2014
... areas created new patterns of leisure and recreation that put into practice the bourgeois habitus. Finally, she examines the gendered dimensions of automobility as women who took the wheel traversed boundaries both social and geographical. The essay explores how automobilities in mandate-era Lebanon...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 December 2019
... produced perplexing results: while Sunnis extended the duration of maternal custody, the Shi‘a failed to bring about even a modicum of change to judiciary practice. This essay argues that understanding this difference in outcomes requires shifting the analytical focus away from religious doctrines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 233–240.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of cotton cloth thus acquired a political resonance, a resonance that continues to ebb and flow today. Meanwhile, the practice of hand weaving holds its own into the twenty-first century: after agriculture, it is the largest employment sector in rural India, producing 8,007 million square meters...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 6–20.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Sherene Seikaly Seikaly’s article reflects on a decade of research, contingent, accidental, and unconsciously autobiographical, to explore archival practices and the writing of history. She recounts her experience of stumbling across family papers that carried the story of Naim Cotran as a “man...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 348–355.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and highlights the importance of studying emotions towards understanding political practice. sg3290@columbia.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 love courtly culture kingship sovereignty Brahmaputra valley Something unprecedented happened in the Tungkhungia court...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 276–278.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of comparison, and separating them are the details of the comparative practice, its ends and its powers. More specifically, the main difference between the two journals concerns the fate of the world covered on their pages: the first engages in comparative destruction, the second in comparative construction...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 8–23.
Published: 01 May 2019
... articulated or exact immediate change, and may be emergent, ephemeral, and tentative in nature. In the next section, I turn more explicitly to informalized arenas of democratic political practice and to research material that explores indigenous Ugandan and migrant Indian women's appeals to live free from...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 355–361.
Published: 01 August 2016
... modification through which the archives were con- practice, shaped by character and embedded in stituted, Chakrabarty also draws our attention to regimes of material valuation ensconced in inter- the ways in which the material documents came personal relationships fostered by the researchers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 671–675.
Published: 01 December 2022
... intimacy in Africa. In her book, the author sets out to examine the complex ways in which women who are engaged in same-sex relationships (“knowing women,” in Dankwa's words) “appeal to same-sex passion and intimacy as a knowledge that is acquired through practice and invigorated by passing it on.” 1...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 220–221.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and collaborative research the University of Minnesota, where he was awarded a practice. Much of his work carried out through Hy- MacArthur Foundation Fellowship to support doctoral derabad Urban Lab focuses on urban informalities as studies. He is author of The Deaths of Hintsa: Postapart- intersections...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 361–368.
Published: 01 August 2016
... combined to create a deep ven- one needed to have the right mental attitude. For eration for these icons (142). He deemed it “false him, historical research was a spiritually uplifting patriotism” (ibid It also led to confrontations endeavor. Historians, he said, needed to practice with historians he...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 277–282.
Published: 01 May 2022
... distress by calling it illness and pathologizing the human condition of desire and conflict. Both books suggest possibilities for a decolonizing practice of psychoanalysis that disrupts Eurocentric understandings of what psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed research are and can be. Yet they do so...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 450–467.
Published: 01 December 2009
... tal dynamics shaping head cover choices are the term basörtüsü¸   (virtually “head cover” in underlined and further research questions are English) in describing their practice, while out...