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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 297–311.
Published: 01 August 2010
...C. S. Adcock Proponents of cow protection in colonial north India around the turn of the twentieth century made abundant use of “economic” arguments for a legislative ban on cow slaughter. Drawing on recent critical reflections on secular history, this essay explores what it might mean to take...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 451–456.
Published: 01 August 2018
... secularism instead creates and exacerbates interreligious conflicts. As Nermeen Mouftah discusses in this essay, to accomplish this, Mahmood probes reckonings with and representations of history. Indeed, history is the scaffolding for two distinct forms of the secular. Copyright © 2018 Duke University...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 345–346.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., clear, having to do with the secular desire (often assuming we don’t define it in some standardized by historians of Muslim background) to avoid way. But it does entail taking Sarkar’s obsession communal interpretations of history and in the with character more seriously...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 222–235.
Published: 01 August 2021
... publics secularism women's history Iran In 1957, a large, grieving body of Tehran residents submitted a letter to Syed Ja'far Bihbahani—then a member of parliament—to plead with the government to evacuate the red-light district of Tehran called Shahr-i naw, located in the central part of the city...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 85–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Peyman Vahabzadeh This essay draws on an original study of the history, theories, and organizational life of Iran's most influential leftist organization in the 1970s, the People's Fedayee Guerrillas, to examine the symptomatic misconception of secularism as well as the secularization of everyday...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 110–119.
Published: 01 May 2011
... or “destructive coordination.” Analyzing the sources of this type of coordination, we proceed in two steps. The first is to question whether there has ever been a laic or secular movement in Iran's recent history. The second consists in defining the institutional setup and recent dynamics of the Islamic Republic...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 380–391.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sudipta Kaviraj Social science theory, the concepts and argumentative architecture through which scholars make sense of the vast processes of modernity—industrialization, étatisation, secularity, individuation—generated the first wave of theoretical concepts in the crucible of European history...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 156–168.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the headscarf in public schools especially in France and Germany and became the site of problems that propelled dilemmas in the face of the history of civil liberties and secularism in Europe. This growing debate...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Daryoush Ashouri The Islamic revolution in Iran at the closing decades of the twentieth century was a shocking, unexpected phenomenon in the context of modern history. Its religious emblem, the presence of the Shiite clerics as it's mobilizing motor for mass demonstrations and, eventually...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 69–75.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Behrooz Moazami Two basic related arguments have informed and shaped much of the scholarly discourse and public consciousness of recent Iranian history. The first is that Shiism is an integral part of the Iranian religious and cultural landscape. The second is that the ulema have played a crucial...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 557–574.
Published: 01 December 2015
... umph of the secular, however. For example, Sara B. have become a serious threat. We fear that the first turned not to Syria’s modern history but to the victim [of rising religious extremism in Syria] will time of the Prophet, the golden age of Islam, as a be the emerging movement centered...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Fauzia Erfan Ahmed Scholars who argue for the compatibility of Islam with democracy tend to gloss over the fact that the separation of religion and state has not taken place in the history of the Muslim world. In fact, little research has been carried out on contemporary efforts to make...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 437–446.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Amal Amireh This essay offers an overview of the recent history of the Palestinian women’s movement beginning with the first intifada (1988-93), passing through the post-Oslo years, and ending with Al Aqsa Intifada (2000–present) in order to highlight the silences of this movement regarding issues...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (1): 50–60.
Published: 01 May 2008
... preempted secular and Cold War imperatives. For literature, wartime chaos punctured the myth of progress and along with it realist literature predicated on a knowable world. After a half century of serving the Arab cause, realism became an overnight anachronism and from its grip emerged the Lebanese war...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins Abstract This review looks at how Shahab Ahmed engages with history, political elitism, secularism, and anthropology in his book What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic . Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Islam political theology culture...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 294–309.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and the Politics of Religious Freedom . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . ———. “Sacred Cows and Secular History: Cow Protection Debates in Colonial North India.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 30 , no. 2 ( 2010 ): 297 – 311 . Agamben Giorgio . Homo...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2021
... . 24. Khan, Anfus al-fikr , 553 . 25. Bari, “Risala-yi hijrat,” 171 . 26. Banuri, Ihtisab-i Qadiyaniyyat , 16: 333 , quoted in Nasir, “Rethinking Muslim Political Theology,” 37–38 . References Adcock Cassie . “ Sacred Cows and Secular History: Cow Protection Debates...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 27–33.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the process of seculariza­ of secularization has marginalized (not fully tion.10 Initially, many advocates of secularization eliminated) the traditional understanding of had a linear view of history and saw seculariza­ life, history, and humanity based on the sacred tion as an ideology that defines new...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 34–45.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Saeed Rahnema For nearly a century and a half, Iranian intellectuals' demands for secularism and democracy have remained unfulfilled. Needless to say, the establishment of a religious state has further exacerbated the formidable challenges in achieving their goals. Nonetheless, amid the current...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the idea of secularism against the and desires of peripheral groups (youth, backdrop of Iranian history and politics. women, intellectuals, artists, ethnic minorities, Of the numerous political obstacles...