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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
... for the long-term existence of such industries. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Bollywood ambiguity media production speculative logics film industry I thank Stine Simonsen Puri for inviting me to be a part of the workshop that provided me with the impetus and motivation to present...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 481–485.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that is solid melts into money. Speculation is the motor of this dreamwork and in this afterword, I discuss how the essays in this section have provoked me to propose this unorthodox lens on capitalism, with inspiration from thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, and Fredric Jameson, all of whom have...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 May 2020
... urbanism lifemaking precarity primitive accumulation speculation “Concept Histories of the Urban” considers the poetics and politics of urban transformation in the global South. Initially conceived as a workshop on spatial history and political life in late 2016, this section has since grown...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2015
... ganization, ultimately highlighting the mistransla- of goods ordered, without delivery.9 After a brief tion of vernacular vocabularies of uncertainty and discussion of the theoretical ground for an analysis contingency. of the folding of speculation into logics of risk...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 438–450.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of land under speculative conditions. The growing demand for land for urbanization and industrialization, along with the availability of speculative finance capital in the real estate market, has made land a scarce commodity. In this land market, local capitals piggyback on finance capital and bid up...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 387–391.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laura Bear; Ritu Birla; Stine Simonsen Puri Speculation structures the unprecedented breadth and depth of contemporary global capitalism. We define it as an engagement with uncertainty that aims to materialize potential futures. Studies of economization and financialization have highlighted...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 51–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in the face of sound economic logic. This “native” proclivity for creating various forms of what one might call “dead capital” in the market was not considered economic speculation but rather denigrated to a form of pathological hoarding. Such financially unsound speculation was only slowing down the price...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 437–439.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Timothy Mitchell Infrastructures are both durable yet fragile, hidden but ever present, solidly embedded in the collective world yet open to speculation and uncertainty. The essays in this section of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East volume 34, number 3, explore the many...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 December 2016
... article uncovers the emergence of a housing and rent market in Calcutta predicated on notions of housing rights as an outgrowth of worker protest and militancy, on the one hand, and market speculation in land and housing on the other. This tension opened up a space for colonial intervention, one that drew...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in them. As I argue here, however, economic zones are not structured by finance alone, and the language of speculation, with its suggestion of a calculative logic, fails to capture the breadth of future-oriented practices at play in and around these projects. Economic zones...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 227–228.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Iqbal with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and reflecting on the idea of heresy as a socio- logical phenomenon. The essays in the section “Apartheid Reckoning” ask what it means to be living in “post” apartheid times as a period haunted by the unresolved ghosts of apartheid. This is an issue we hope...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 112–133.
Published: 01 May 2016
... operate pelled to recognize the inevitable production of by a speculative logic of accumulation, anxious to that which it cannot recognize.”22 capture and domesticate (human and nonhuman) Since paupers as remaindered lives threaten nature, in order to produce a gathering mass of the coherence...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (1): 52–63.
Published: 01 May 1998
... both the pressure of the CI’BT “anti-American imperialism;” or why the more gung-ho, negotiations (there was speculation that the 1995 test pro-imperialist Republican party and other strong US would be a prelude to India signing the CI’BT) and the Right influences within the civilian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 408–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... been dominant. Instead this article draws on the anthropology of divination to argue that capitalist action is provoked by technologies of the imagination that generate speculation. These issues are explored in the context of changing forms of governance of the Hooghly riverine economy by bureaucrats...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 246–258.
Published: 01 August 2009
...- government. I intentionally avoid definitions ages, and the dependence of a movement.11 The that are bound by number of participants, as logic of opportunity-based explanations rests...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 486–491.
Published: 01 December 2015
... critic might direct toward specific artists, or singular artworks. These questions assume added significance against the backdrop of a rapidly globalizing museum culture, supported by the concomitant rise in museum construction as supportive infrastructure for new sites of spectacle and speculation. ©...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 466–480.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Stine Simonsen Puri In this article I focus on prediction in an Indian gambling market. The article is based on my long-term fieldwork at Delhi Racecourse, which offered a microcosm in which to examine speculations on future uncertainty. I argue that these speculations are oriented toward...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 58–68.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Walid El Khachab Sufis' theory of ghorba (estrangement or exile) underlies here a reflection on exile in contemporary Arab cultures. Hence Ibn al-Arabi's speculations on ghorba in Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya shed a new light on Arjun Appadurai's notion of “ethnoscape.” The Sufi concept of ghorba paves...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 423–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
... . War of Words, War of Stones: Racial Thought and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 2011 . Goggin Gerard . Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life . New York : Routledge , 2006 . Guyer Jane I. Legacies, Logics, Logistics...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 252–253.
Published: 01 May 2005
... even the most disinterested un- unfolding of the Aryan model of history and the dergraduate’s interest)—one can only speculate as Oriental Renaissance” (13), assesses the new nine- to the discrepancy in pricing. teenth-century disciplines...