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Tehseen Thaver

Bio: Tehseen Thaver is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Sociology & Power (physics). The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 26 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper , Cemalnur Sargut of the Rifaʿi order explores the negotiation and transformation of Sufi authority in the Turkish public sphere, permeated by the shadows of modern secular power.
Abstract: This article engages the thought, career, and public activities of the prominent contemporary female Sufi master in Turkey, Cemalnur Sargut of the Rifaʿi order, to explore the negotiation and transformation of Sufi authority in the Turkish public sphere, permeated by the shadows of modern secular power. By examining the multiple platforms through which Cemalnur disseminates her teachings and the hermeneutic that guides her engagement with the Turkish Sufi tradition, this article offers ethnographic and theoretical insights into the encounter between the tradition of Sufism, female religious authority, and the reach and limits of modern secularity. I argue that through creative strategies of engaging the institutional and technological possibilities of the post-secular present (both in Turkey and globally), Cemalnur and her community have enabled an altogether distinct understanding of the modern—one that is not readily available for liberal secular conceptualization.

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01 Jan 2009

7,241 citations

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TL;DR: Hayden White as mentioned in this paper put together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the "object" of study of human sciences.
Abstract: Although the chapters that appear in this book have been previously published separately in different places at different times, they have been revised by the author for their publication as a book and are all related to the problem of historical representation. By putting together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur, Hayden White hasmanaged to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the “object” of study of the human sciences. Although the authors mentioned deal with this subject in different ways, White finds in them common characteristics which confirm the point made by him that historical narratives are, from a semiological perspective, concerned with the production of meanings.

811 citations

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TL;DR: To a situation in north Bihar what the author calls a ''dual government state controlling the law and administration and the landlords controlling the society and economy'' as discussed by the authors, the author's claim in the blurb that the book is ''a significant contribution towards an understanding of the origin and development of agrarian society in India'' is legitimate.
Abstract: to a situation in north Bihar what the author calls a \"dual government\" state controlling the law and administration and the landlords controlling the society and economy. This is a conclusion that can hardly be disputed. The publisher's claim in the blurb that the book is \"a significant contribution towards an understanding of the origin and development of agrarian society in India\" is legitimate. The book deserves to be read by all those interested in India's agrarian history; particularly of Bihar.

118 citations