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Conclusion

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The calligraphic state was a phenomenon anchored in the complex authority relations of a spectrum of writings and associated institutions. The characterization of the shari'a as a general societal ... More


Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

David Edwards

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists ... More


The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More


Introduction

David B. Edwards

in Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the lives of three great men from Afghanistan's past. It is also about the stories Afghan people tell one another about the past—stories in which men of quality are tested and, by ... More


Introduction: Anxieties of Scale

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses mass mediation and its implications for the scale of social action, for sociological analysis, and for the character of modern societies, considering the role of ... More


Nasser 56/Cairo 96: Reimaging Egypt's Lost Community

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the film Nasser 56, which seems to suggest a potent nostalgia for the nationalist project, noting that the film avoids Nasser's nationalization and import-substitution policies, ... More


Introduction

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the changing relation between writing and authority in a Muslim society. The calligraphic state was both a political entity and a discursive condition. It concentrates on a ... More


shariʽa Society

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relation between interpretation and social hierarchy as defined by the dominant shari'a image of society. Shari'a texts lived in social relations, in human embodiers and ... More


Amnesia: Clan-Society and Nation-State

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the author's arrival in the Turkish district of Of, where he conducted the first part of his fieldwork during the 1960s, revealing that two major families in the district have ... More


Dissemination: Soldiers and Students

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the evidence for the provincial distribution of the relationship between sovereign power and disciplinary association during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ... More


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