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Natalya Khokholova

It is customary in remote parts of Russia, like the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), to hear of people being reported lost and missing, as the region is a vast and scarcely populated territory with poorly developed infrastructure. During the summer

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reconfigurations of Domestic Space in Favelas

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

little in the way of ventilation. Another important thing to note is that the majority favela residents perform some type of informal work and/or receive direct income transfers through the Bolsa Familia programme. Of course, these infrastructural

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

functions, including overseeing how government grants are used, tracking teacher absenteeism, and inspecting infrastructural facilities such as toilets and the like. One of the key responsibilities given to SMCs is monitoring the school meal program. On a

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Stéphanie Ponsavady

engagement to question accepted histories, especially in the case of infrastructures, these seemingly perennial elements of our lived environment. Editing this journal remains a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort. As such, this double issue presents a

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Water in Atmospheric Suspension

Contact Zones between Ethnography and Speculative Realism

Chakad Ojani

conservationists try to enroll this atmospheric phenomenon in infrastructures of fog oasis restoration and small-scale water supply systems in neighborhoods where state infrastructure is missing. Drawing on 12 months of ethnographic research on these material

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Anna Mikhaylova and Vasilisa Gorochnaya

Regional divergence manifested in various forms of spatial imbalances—social, economic, infrastructural, digital, and other—is a classical research topic for human geography. Inspired by the empirical findings of John Friedmann on territorial

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

Ahmedabad, India. 1 I argue that the current pandemic may constitute such a binding event as freelance waste-collection networks are paralysed by the lockdown and ‘authorised’ modes of waste collection are prioritised, leading to a novel ‘infrastructuring

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Barbara Prainsack

where we see it happen, we need to build institutions and circumstances that can make solidarity stable and lasting. These include strong and well-funded public infrastructures ( Wagenaar & Prainsack 2020 ), solidaristic healthcare, and an equitable

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Lucy Baker, Paola Castañeda, Matthew Dalstrom, Ankur Datta, Tanja Joelsson, Mario Jordi-Sánchez, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, and Dhan Zunino Singh

assemblages because although cycling infrastructure aids safety and spurs development, when left unchecked, the same development displaces underprivileged communities facing unaffordable housing costs. Scott is striving for empowerment and justice in future

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Agonistic Interpretation

A New Paradigm in Response to Current Developments

Nicole Deufel

, agonistic interpretation seeks to provide an infrastructure that may itself be used by people to develop further and change heritage. Agonistic Interpretive Practice The above has in particular focused on sketching the philosophical foundations of