Tag Archives: University of Michigan

Place, Memory & Empire in Safavid Yazd

A review of Memory on the Boundaries of Empire: Narrating Place in the Early Modern Local Historiography of Yazd, by Derek J. Mancini-Lander. While earlier…

Sharebon, the Demimonde & Edo Aesthetics

A review of Sharebon and the Courtesans: A Phase of Edo Aesthetics as the Dispersal of Ideology, by Nahoko Fukushima. The aesthetics Fukushima finds in…

Non-Normative Sexualities in India

A review of Sexual Figures of Kerala: 
Cultural Practices, Regionality and the Politics of Sexuality, by Navaneetha Mokkil Maruthur. Navaneetha Mokkil’s dissertation brings together a…

Shi’ism Before the Iranian Revolution

A review of “In Their Place”: Marking and Unmarking Shi’ism in Pahlavi Iran by Aaron Vahid Sealy. Perhaps the Islamic Revolution was a curse for…