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Talal Asad and Ayça Çubukçu
[تم تسجيل هذا الحوار مع طلال أسد يوم الخميس، الحادي عشر من يوليو (تموز) 2013. وأجرته عايشة كوبكجو، محرر مشارك في صفحة تركيا في “جدلية”. ] عايشة كوبكجو: قبل كل شيء، أود أن أشكرك على موافقتك على إجراء هذا الحوار المفتوح، والذي نأمل أن نتشارك فيه مع قراء “جدلية”. بعد التدخل العسكري في الثالث من يوليو (تموز) في مصر، زعم بعض المعلقين أننا شهدنا في الثالث من يوليو محاولة عسكرية استراتيجية لاحتواء القوى الثورية في مصر. وبشكل أكثر تحديداً، فإن الجيش اضطر للتدخل تحت ضغط انتفاضة ...Keep Reading »
[This conversation was recorded on Thursday, 11 July 2013. It was conducted by Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor Ayça Çubukçu with Talal Asad, and was transcribed by Huma N. Shah. You can read the Arabic translation here.] Ayça Çubukçu (AÇ): First of all, I would like to thank you for agreeing to have this open conversation, which we hope to share with our readers at Jadaliyya. After the military intervention on 3 July in Egypt, some commentators have ...Keep Reading »
Talal Asad was born in Saudi Arabia, spent his boyhood in India and Pakistan, and was educated in Britain. He teaches anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and is the author of Genealogies of Religion, Formations of the Secular, and On Suicide Bombing. He has taught in several Middle Eastern universities. He serves on the Editorial Board of Tadween Publishing.
Ayça Çubukçu is Assistant Professor in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is co-editor of the Turkey Page. Her individual contributions to Jadaliyya can be found by clicking here.
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