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Searching for a Raison d’Être in the Postindependence Era

Henri Lauzière

in The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175500
eISBN:
9780231540179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175500.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 discusses the significance of the post-independence rupture and how it drove a wedge between purist Salafis and most other Islamic activists, including modernist Salafis.


The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Richard Wright left readers with a trove of fictional and nonfictional works about suffering, abuse, and anger in the United States and around the globe. He composed unforgettable images of ... More


A Divided Sense

Christi A. Merrill

in Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and Other Tales of Possession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229550
eISBN:
9780823241064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229550.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

One cannot ignore the brutal facts of the violent events leading up to and following Partition that have made the story so meaningful to people half a century later. At the same time, one must ... More


Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Nancy J. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with ... More


Unsettled Settlers: Postcolonialism, Travelling Theory and the New Migrant Aesthetics

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the obvious discrepancies between concepts of migration based on historical experiences and aestheticized theories. This link is examined through looking at two recent cultural ... More


The Rowdies of Darjeeling: Politics and Underdevelopment in the Hills

Mona Chettri

in Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

‘Rowdies or rowdy’ refers to a person who fits somewhere between a gangster and a goon, not a criminal per se but prone to crime and violence, usually at the behest of political leaders. ‘Rowdies’ ... More


E-Race-ing Color: Gender and Transnational Visual Economies of Beauty in India

Radhika Parameswaran

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a critical treatment of whiteness against a transnational web of visual technologies as they permeate the fabric of everyday life in India. The tide in the semiotics of skin ... More


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