restricted access   Volume 28, Number 1, 2008

Table of Contents

From: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East

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Narrative Violence: Africa and the Middle East

Nouri Gana and Heike Harting, Guest Editors

Introduction: Narrative Violence: Africa and the Middle East

pp. 1-10

Eden and Atrocity: Pierre Guyotat's Algeria

pp. 11-19

Reel Violence: Paradise Now and the Collapse of the Spectacle

pp. 20-37

Melancholy Ties: Intergenerational Loss and Exile in Persepolis

pp. 38-49

Anointing with Rubble: Ruins in the Lebanese War Novel

pp. 50-60

Global Humanitarianism, Race, and the Spectacle of the African Corpse in Current Western Representations of the Rwandan Genocide

pp. 61-77

When Wounds and Corpses Fail to Speak: Narratives of Violence and Rape in Congo (DRC)

pp. 78-92

A Divine Madness: The Secret Language of Trauma in the Novels of Bessie Head and Calixthe Beyala

pp. 93-108

Abusive Narratives: Antjie Krog, Rian Malan, and the Transmission of Violence

pp. 109-123

Afterword: The Phenomenology of Violence and the Politics of Becoming

pp. 124-141


Constitutionalism in Iran and Its Asian Interdependencies

pp. 142-153

From Istanbul to Tabriz: Modernity and Constitutionalism in the Ottoman Empire and Iran

pp. 154-169

Francophone Egyptian Nationalists, Anti-British Discourse, and European Public Opinion, 1885-1910: The Case of Mustafa Kamil and Ya'qub Sannu'

pp. 170-183

Segmented Feminization and the Decline of Neopatriarchy in GCC Countries of the Persian Gulf

pp. 184-199

Mobilizing Muslim Women: Multiple Voices, the Sharia, and the State

pp. 200-211

Book Reviews

Law and Power in the Islamic World (review)

pp. 212-213

IIndigenous Modernities: Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism (review)

pp. 213-215

Seascapes: Maritime Histories, Littoral Cultures, and Transoceanic Exchanges (review)

pp. 215-216

Martyrdom in Islam (review)

pp. 217-219

The Political Development of the Kurds in Iran: Pastoral Nationalism (review)

pp. 219-220



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