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The Flesh of History: Intersubjectivity, Experience and Utopia in Merleau-Ponty and Benjamin
This dissertation explores the connection between intersubjectivity, experience and utopia in the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Walter Benjamin. The project utilizes a constellative approach, reading Merleau-Ponty and ...
Property, State and Geopolitics: Re-Interpreting the Turkish Road to Modernity
This dissertation re-interprets and re-historicizes the origin and development of capitalism in the late Ottoman Empire and Turkey, and by doing so, it explores in a new light the question of multiple modernities. Contrary ...
Unscripting Piety: Muslim Women, Pakistani Nationalism, and Islamic Feminism
This dissertation analyzes Muslim womens processes of pious subject formation and the intersection of these processes with discourses of Pakistani nationalism and Islamic feminism. Drawing primarily on interviews and ...
Re-Enchanting Human Ecology: Identity and Difference, Process Metaphysics, and Emergence
Drawing from historical political thought and 20th century western philosophy, this dissertation advances a theory of secular enchantment of nature, humanity, and their relationship. Its underlying social and political ...