Blog Piece: An Interview with Dr. Neha Vora on Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora (2013)

By E P Mohammed Swalih E P Mohammed Swalih speaks to Dr. Neha Vora on her new book,  Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora(2013), published by Duke University Press. Neha Vora is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, US.  Mohammed Swalih: Thank you Neha for agreeing to our request for this interview. And congratulations to…

Blog Piece: Aesthetics of the Ordinary in Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989)

By Mosarrap H. Khan Jacques Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France (1989) is a compelling study of labor history in 19th century France. The book is an exploration of the aesthetic aspirations of the working-class in France around the time of July Revolution, 1830. Ranciere deviates from the prevalent…