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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access  
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Altorientalische Forschungen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 183)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur alteren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur neueren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Annales UMCS, Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annali dell'Istituto e Museo di storia della scienza di Firenze     Hybrid Journal  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antike und Abendland     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arabica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription  
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 246)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aschkenas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Review of World Histories     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateliê de História UEPG     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biodiversity and Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Boom : A Journal of California     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cabo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian-American Slavic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Arab Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription  
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access  
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Historia de la Salud Publica     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuadernos de Historia Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultura Histórica & Patrimônio     Open Access  
Cultural and Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal     Open Access  
Dapim : Studies on the Holocaust     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Das Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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Journal Cover Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
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   ISSN (Print) 1089-201X - ISSN (Online) 1548-226X
   Published by Duke University Press Homepage  [56 journals]
  • Editors' Note
    • Authors: Mitchell, T; Rao, A.
      Pages: 183 - 184
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4274724
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism -- and Empire
    • Authors: Gilmartin D.
      Pages: 185 - 189
      Abstract: A study of the intersection of nationalism, internationalism, and cosmopolitanism in twentieth-century South Asia requires attention to how these concepts drew on imperial structures and on the notions of civilization that went with them. Gilmartin's brief response to Partha Chatterjee's article on the topic, "Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism: Some Observations from Modern Indian History," tracks the importance of imperial concepts of center and periphery in structuring both the nationalist movement in India and the movement for the creation of Pakistan during the interwar years.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132797
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Nationalism, Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Colonialism
    • Authors: Mastnak T.
      Pages: 190 - 200
      Abstract: In this article, Mastnak responds to Partha Chatterjee's essay "Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism: Some Observations from Modern Indian History," engaging specifically with the work of Friedrich Engels, Friedrich List, and Karl Marx.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132809
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Hijrat and Azadi in Indian Muslim Imagination and Practice: Connecting
           Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism
    • Authors: Saikia Y.
      Pages: 201 - 212
      Abstract: The connections among anticolonial nationalism, internationalism, and cosmopolitanism in the early twentieth century expand our understanding of the Indian freedom movement in new directions, beyond the activities and leadership of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League. This essay continues the conversation on the connections between people, networks, and the internationalist outlook of revolutionary politics in the early twentieth century by focusing on five Muslim revolutionaries who, Saikia argues, played a pioneering role in launching the anticolonial struggle in the international arena. Although Saikia introduces the thought of five of these revolutionaries, she pays particular attention to two of them: Obaidullah Sindhi and Iqbal Shedai, investigating their strategies, sources of inspiration, and visions of freedom for India.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132821
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Fundamental Rights Resolution: Nationalism, Internationalism, and
           Cosmopolitanism in an Interwar Moment
    • Authors: Maclean K.
      Pages: 213 - 219
      Abstract: Kama Maclean's article responds to the analytical threads offered by Partha Chatterjee's "Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism: Some Observations from Modern Indian History" by focusing closely on the dynamics leading to the passing of the Fundamental Rights resolution by the Indian National Congress at Karachi in 1931. A key moment in anticolonial thought, the resolution was many things: an uneasy fusion of ideologies to assuage a range of divergent political interests; a maneuver to prevent another split of the nationalist movement into radical and moderate factions; a gesture toward performing statehood; and a multiauthored but significant imagining of what an independent India might look like. An ostensibly nationalist document, the resolution—elements of which remain in the statement of rights in the Indian Constitution—demonstrates the influence of leftist internationalism and liberal cosmopolitan concerns in utopian interwar imaginings.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132833
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Reflections on Indian Internationalism and a Postnational Global Order: A
           Response to Partha Chatterjee
    • Authors: Bhagavan M.
      Pages: 220 - 225
      Abstract: Bhagavan's article examines Mahatma Gandhi's ideas on nationalism, internationalism, and cosmopolitanism in the interwar period of the twentieth century. It argues that Gandhi was ultimately a progressive internationalist who sought to rally the world around the concept of a postnational global order.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132845
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Practices and Metaphysics of Knowledge: Notes on Nationalism,
           Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism
    • Authors: Grovogui S.
      Pages: 226 - 234
      Abstract: As both a response and a complement to Partha Chatterjee's observations on modern Indian history, this essay speaks to the heterogeneity of cosmopolitanism and its trajectories. It focuses specifically on political and cultural experiments in West and North Africa that over time generated norms of citizenship, subjectivity, and jurisdiction that Grovogui associates with cosmopolitanism. The essay proceeds from a historiography that is necessarily a conjecture, a logical construction based on incomplete information. The scholar of cosmopolitanism divorced from its European heritage can nevertheless overcome the limits presented by such an incompleteness through a hermeneutics based on observations and the materiality of the cultures, traditions, and processes that exist in Africa today. The suppositions involved in this form of argumentation are proper to public life and institutions still found in West Africa, which are themselves independent from practices and processes associated with the slave trade, Western imperialism, and colonialism.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132857
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • More on Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism
    • Authors: Chatterjee P.
      Pages: 235 - 244
      Abstract: In response to the discussion in this journal following the publication of "Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Some Observations from South Asian History", this article looks closely at some methodological questions of comparative history. If the dissolution of the British Indian Empire is compared with that of the Ottoman, differences will emerge with respect to the historical formation of the national-popular in the European and non-European Ottoman provinces, the creation of modern state structures in British India, the linguistic foundations of the national imagination in India and international interventions in the Ottoman Empire. The degree to which mass political movements such as nationalism are amenable to the disciplinary methods of intellectual history or biographical studies is also doubtful. Finally, it is arguable that non-European pasts may contain resources for plausible cosmopolitical imaginings, but these must be subjected to critical debates within currently available discursive formations.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132869
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Eyes in the Dark: Nightlife and Visual Regimes in Late Ottoman Istanbul
    • Authors: Wishnitzer A.
      Pages: 245 - 261
      Abstract: The limited scholarship on late Ottoman nightlife focused mainly on street lighting and described it as a solution to the problem of darkness, the end of a dark age. However, as Wishnitzer shows in this article, the nightlife scene of the late nineteenth century did not develop linearly from darkened to illuminated nightlife; rather, the two modes of nocturnal leisure coexisted. Likewise, the new ways of "seeing through darkness" that were devised by the state developed alongside (rather than instead of) well-established patterns of communal surveillance. These patterns are evident in contemporary novels, which subjected nightlife to a literary "neighborhood gaze," exposing and shaming protagonists who violated public morality. In this way, novelists warned against what they perceived to be the perils of the new night and advised their readers how to navigate it—how to be in the modern night without jeopardizing the morality, productivity, and integrity of the individual and of the Ottoman nation as a whole.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132881
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Upgrade': Power and Sound during Ramadan and 'Id al-Fitr in the
           Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Arab Provinces
    • Authors: Mestyan A.
      Pages: 262 - 279
      Abstract: This essay focuses on the month of Ramadan and its end celebration, ‘Id al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast, in the Ottoman Arab provinces in the second half of the nineteenth century. What was the effect of new technologies and urbanization on these Muslim practices in their relationship to politics and the new public spaces' Building on recent scholarship, Mestyan argues that these were reconstituted as part of symbolic politics and served as a test period for using new technologies to synchronize collective action. He explores this process by historicizing the relationship between power and sound during Ramadan.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132893
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Allure of the Light, Fear of the Dark: Nighttime Illumination, Spectacle,
           and Order in Fin-de-Siecle Istanbul
    • Authors: Ileri N.
      Pages: 280 - 298
      Abstract: Ileri's article explores the practice of lighting as a means of development of new spectacles and rise of surveillance in fin-de-siècle Istanbul. It focuses on how the concerns of Ottoman municipal and commercial authorities regarding prosperity and civility gave rise to more city lights and how the installation of these lights contributed to the flamboyant visuality of Istanbul's modern life. It also elaborates on how, in a new world of enhanced exposure and spectacle, darkness took on a new importance because it limited visibility. Ileri traces these questions through archival documents, newspaper articles, satirical magazines, travelogues, and literary narratives. She maintains that while the government and hegemonic discourse associated lighting with social and economic progress and emphasized the government's achievements in this regard, discussions of outdoor illumination and popular representations often used this very same association in an inverse manner. If light was progress, then the darkness of many neighborhoods and the dysfunctional state of the lighting system were evidence of deficiency, which negatively reflected on the government.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132905
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Intoxication and Imperialism: Nightlife in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-23
    • Authors: MacArthur-Seal; D.-J.
      Pages: 299 - 313
      Abstract: MacArthur-Seal's article explores how the Allied occupation of Istanbul between 1918 and 1923 revived and reshaped nightlife after a period of wartime privation. Soldiers and sailors sought in the nocturnal city to escape the military regimes governing their lives, bringing them into unregulated contact with local civilians. The frequently violent consequences of such encounters fueled nationalist opposition to the occupation and hence drew the acute concern of Allied military authorities. Investigating the Allies' regulatory efforts to control nightlife reveals the extent of imperial intervention in the occupied city, which has been so far underappreciated in a literature centered on the occupation's geopolitical impact and significance. All this has produced copious and heretofore unstudied documentary evidence. This article draws on the diaries and memoirs of Allied servicemen; newspaper critiques of nightlife entertainments and behaviors; and correspondence among bar and theater owners, their supporters, critics, and French and British diplomatic and military representatives.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132917
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Introduction: The Indian Ocean as Aesthetic Space
    • Authors: Verne, J; Verne, M.
      Pages: 314 - 320
      Abstract: Over the last thirty years, the Indian Ocean has increasingly been conceptualized as a maritime spatial unit created by translocal relations and processes of exchange. Only recently, however, these relations are being examined from a "bottom-up" perspective, e.g., with a focus on the ways in which those who live at, with, and from the Indian Ocean experience this translocal space and render it meaningful. As a result, an understanding of the Indian Ocean emerges in which its size, shape, and range change with the topics at stake. Taking the Swahili coast as a case in point, Julia Verne and Markus Verne note, the special section "The Indian Ocean as Aesthetic Space" wants to contribute to such an understanding by exploring the Indian Ocean as an aesthetically constituted space. Aesthetic practices and experiences are crucial, they argue, for imaginations of the Indian Ocean and, thus, also for how the Indian Ocean affects social and cultural processes. These aesthetic imaginations, however, reflect far more than the actual empirical processes of cultural or material exchange. Therefore, instead of being deduced from historical fact, they need to be studied in their own right.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132929
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Poetic Links across the Ocean: On Poetic Translation as Mimetic Practice
           at the Swahili Coast
    • Authors: Vierke C.
      Pages: 321 - 335
      Abstract: So far, the diffusion of texts in non-European languages, which have been essential in creating transoceanic links for centuries, have hardly been adequately considered in studies on the Indian Ocean. This article focuses on the appropriation of Arabic historiographic text into the precolonial Swahili poetic genre of the utendi. In contrast to previous analyses that have highlighted the appropriation of text to fit local discourses of identity, Vierke argues that the relationship between the Swahili translation and the previous Arabic text is basically aesthetic. Drawing on the concept of mimesis as advanced by Michael Taussig and Matthias Krings, Vierke shows that the Swahili poet makes an effort to imitate the original by re-evoking its sceneries as well as its tone in palpable Swahili imagery and meter. The connection over the Indian Ocean is hence not merely discursive, but, in Taussig's terms, "palpable" and "sensuous."
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132941
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Swahili Art of Indian Taarab: A Poetics of Vocality and Ethnicity on
           the Kenyan Coast
    • Authors: Eisenberg A. J.
      Pages: 336 - 354
      Abstract: Employing approaches from ethnomusicology and vocal anthropology, Eisenberg undertakes an interpretive-ethnographic analysis of Indian taarab, a genre of Swahili song on the Kenyan coast that features Swahili words set to Hindi film song melodies performed in a distinctly Indian style. Eisenberg argues that Swahili musicians and audiences derive pleasure and meaning from Indian taarab's paradoxical presentation of Indian sounds as Swahili expressions, and that this positions the genre as a vehicle for public reflection on Swahili ethnicity. Focusing on the voice and vocality, he explores how certain Indian taarab singers—the genre's "clowns"—engage in a reflexive critical analysis of Swahili ethnicity by playfully making audible the Indianness that resonates within the space of Swahili ethnicity (uswahili). Ultimately, the essay seeks to generate new perspectives on social identification among Kenyan coastal Muslims by taking an ethnographic ear to Indian taarab clowning and its "harlequin poetics."
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4133978
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Unmoored: On Oceanic Objects in Coastal Eastern Africa, circa 1700-1900
    • Authors: Meier P.
      Pages: 355 - 367
      Abstract: This article examines what happens to objects once they stop being mobile and come to rest on specific bodies and in specific buildings. The material landscape of Indian Ocean port cities, including their mosques, merchant mansions, and even the houses of people who are not powerful traders, is not just the backdrop for diaspora and migration, for trade networks and imperial formations. Rather, this landscape actively creates tactile and embodied experiences of these phenomena. Monsoons, long-distance commerce, and even faraway places are not just symbolic imaginaries but very much the physical matter of life on the Swahili coast.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132953
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Aesthetic Constitution of Space: Mimetic Appropriation of Foreign
           "Styles" and the Creation of Transoceanic Connections on the Swahili Coast
           
    • Authors: Ivanov P.
      Pages: 368 - 390
      Abstract: The Indian Ocean looks back on a long history of exchange concerning luxury goods that were primarily used for personal and interior decoration as well as in performative situations. In view of the primarily aesthetic dimension of the items of trade, Ivanov's article examines the role of aesthetics for creating social ties within the Indian Ocean. Based on a praxeological approach and phenomenological considerations, the article understands social space as a transitory nexus of people, things, and aesthetic forms, which is continually generated anew through social practice. Taking today's Swahili coast as an example, Ivanov argues that the translocal space of the Indian Ocean evolves from practices of mimetic appropriation, in which aesthetic properties of partners in transoceanic exchange are embodied. In doing so, translocal Swahili culture reveals a nondichotomous, complex way in which both the person and society are aesthetically constituted, a way that is at once reflexive and imaginative, bodily and material.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132965
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Diplomacy and Ethnology between Empire and Nation
    • Authors: Opondo S. O.
      Pages: 391 - 399
      Abstract: Opondo's essay focuses on the theoretical stakes of the debates in Frederick Cooper's Citizenship between Empire and Nation and looks at how ethnological reason haunts the debates over how to govern different people differently while at the same time articulating the language of citizenship. The essay also engages a corollary to Cooper's elaborate treatment of the empirics of empire and the related empire of empirics by looking at the book's contribution to critical diplomatic theory.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132977
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • French Africa's Futures Past
    • Authors: Mann G.
      Pages: 399 - 401
      Abstract: Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 is, as its author Frederick Cooper tells us, a book about politics. It is equally a book about process. Both the politics and the process prove remarkably fluid, and restoring that fluidity to what has come to be seen as a static scenario is one of the book's key achievements. Cooper's story opens with France and its empire in shambles in the last years of World War II. By the time it comes to a close in 1960, France and formerly French sub-Saharan Africa have been remade in ways that none of the key actors of the time desired or even foresaw. The story of how that happened—of how an unwanted set of new nation-states emerged from an overextended and war-racked empire—provides the narrative arc of this dense, closely argued, and singular work.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4132989
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Federal Utopias and the Realities of Imperial Power
    • Authors: Drayton R.
      Pages: 401 - 406
      Abstract: Frederick Cooper's Citizenship between Nation and Empire: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 is a masterwork on the high politics of the end of the French empire in Africa. His elucidation of the attempts by some African political leaders to find a path out of colonial domination that leads through a global French federal sovereignty, rather than the nation-state, is an important contribution. But was there really in practice "the possibility of dismantling empire ... without having to choose between French colonialism and national independence"' There are important reasons why the federal utopias of 1946 had no chance of ever being realized. Central to these was the imperial nation-state of France and the forms of French political, economic, and racial privilege that would remain priorities during and after the moment of decolonization. The path that led to the nation-states of Africa after 1960 was already clear by the late 1940s.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4133001
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Routes Out of Empire
    • Authors: Cooper F.
      Pages: 406 - 411
      Abstract: Frederick Cooper's reply to the thoughtful comments of Gregory Mann, Sam Okoth Opondo, and Richard Drayton emphasizes the value of looking beyond a narrative that presumes its end point—the dissolution of colonial empires into nation-states—and focuses instead on the uncertain context of political action in the 1940s and 1950s and the need for a step-by-step analysis of the openings and closures of politics over these years. Reconstructing the multiple ways in which activists sought routes out of empire—including the possibility of postimperial federalism—is essential to understanding the history of decolonization and is a useful reminder today of the importance of thinking creatively about political action in a world that both rigidifies and destabilizes borders and both fosters interaction across space and reifies distinctions among peoples.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10T17:16:34-07:00
      DOI: 10.1215/1089201x-4133013
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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