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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 462–474.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and retaliatory attacks by different factions of Taliban fighters. Using uncertainty as an analytic and ethnographic concept, this article traces the social life of the rumors, conspiracy theories, and stories that float around this violence. It draws attention to their multiple and often contradictory effects...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of vernacular speculative activities in a period of global financialization, demonstrating how market engagements with uncertainty that were previously criminalized were slowly folded into legality and governance. It illuminates a range of informal, localized practices participating in global financial flows...
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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 (2014) 34 (2): 260–278.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of special tribunals and exceptional procedures. Judicial remedies made constitutional governance a two-way process, where citizens could insert themselves into a conversation on state practice. Constitutional law became grounded in uncertainty as the results in very similar cases varied widely. However...
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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 (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
... experiences, and ethnographic fieldwork. The afterword considers the intellectual and ethical importance of the ethnographic sensitivity to and analytic engagement with the uncertainties and ambiguities that are at the center of these practices. Individually and collectively, the articles in this collection...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to develop a critique of the normative approach within climate science, which is global in various ways and thereby fails to bring meaning to the local. The article discusses the ethical choices implicit in the current paradigm of climate prediction, how irreducible uncertainty at the local scale can...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 365–376.
Published: 01 August 2018
... life. The South represents a moment of uncertainty in the history of capitalism that brings the human condition itself into question. This conversation addresses the contradictions and indeterminacy, difficulties and possibilities, and the uncertain futures that might await both the South and the North...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 December 2013
... inspiration from the racial assumptions of the colonial state in a postcolonial context marked by uncertainty about the form of Muslim national solidarity. Moving between programmatic literature on Basic Democracies and nineteenth-century colonial debates on the reform of local self-government, the essay...
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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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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 2. Schematic of a causal network depicting climate-related health impacts from a heat wave in a particular city. This factorizes the uncertainty. See text for details. Adapted from Shepherd, “Storyline.” Figure 2. Schematic of a causal network depicting climate-related health impacts More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 December 2015
... History.” Film Information , August 24 , 2013 . Bourdieu Pierre . The Field of Cultural Production . New York : Columbia University Press , 1993 . Camerer Colin Weber Martin . “Recent Developments in Modeling Preferences: Uncertainty and Ambiguity.” Journal of Risk...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 408–423.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Ethnologist 37 , no. 3 ( 2010 ): 452 – 64 . Fourcade M. Healy K. . “Moral Views of Market Society.” Annual Review of Sociology 33 ( 2007 ): 285 – 311 . Gingerenzer Gerd . Rationality for Mortals: How People Cope with Uncertainty . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2008...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Sivaramakrishnan, and Sharika Thiranagama for their participation at various stages and guidance and generosity at all times. Our collective thanks to the senior editors and editorial team at CSSAAME . The authors in this collection embrace uncertainty—methodologically, analytically, and representationally...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 475–489.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the military-scape (spaces and soldiers) and the civilian population in Kargil to analyze the production and naturalization of an affective regime characterized by perpetual uncertainty and ambivalence. I propose the use of ambivalence as an analytical category to explore this affective regime. It does...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 3–6.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., resistance can take numerous forms, from lifemaking in the camp to practices of self-housing, foraging, and managing logics of risk and uncertainty for the purpose of subsistence living. In what follows we lay out the logic of this section's organization: it moves from the scale of the planetary (climate...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 481–485.
Published: 01 December 2015
... orders. It does so in several ways. To begin with, depends vitally on speculation, understood as it does so because, as Marx famously pointed out the effort to harness uncertainty in future prices in his M-­C-­M formula, and in his brilliant discus- to profit...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (2): 15–16.
Published: 01 August 1998
... in- modernization and an attempt to make sense of the telligentsia against their more reactionary counter- opportunities and uncertainties it generates.5 Obvi- parts. In this sense modernity is not derivative or ously, in Iran, no less than in India, modernity would secondary but original and revolutionary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (3): 522–532.
Published: 01 December 2005
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 228–242.
Published: 01 August 2014
... was also a product of this distance. The unknown As opposed to the voice of “We the People,” a subjugated society was filled with uncertainty and phrase that would become the cornerstone of potential...