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Smita Yadav

and citizenship. This issue features ethnographic investigations into modern pilgrimages in the context of widening and modernizing infrastructure—in terms of transportation and accommodation around ancient pilgrimage sites—and intensified

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Jenanne Ferguson

approaching problems with fresh eyes and new ideas even amid restrictive conditions or systems—whether political or infrastructural. We begin with Nikolai Goncharov's ethnographic exploration of food security in the Allaikhovskii region of the Republic of

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Making Life Liveable in an Informal Market

Infrastructures of Friendship amongst Migrant Street Traders in Durban, South Africa

Nomkhosi Mbatha and Leah Koskimaki

other to face the challenges imposed by the city or people. This article interrogates the locally embedded and transnationally connected “infrastructures” that allow and sustain friendship-making and conviviality among African migrant street traders

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Hydrologic Habitus

Wells, Watering Practices, and Water Supply Infrastructure

Brock Ternes and Brian Donovan

that has been overlooked in environmental sociology, and our article demonstrates how research on pro-environmental behaviors (PEBs) could be improved by assessing variations in water supply infrastructures. Different configurations of infrastructure

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Connected or Traversed?

Plans, Imaginaries, and the Actual State of Railway Projects in Mongolia

Maria-Katharina Lang and Baatarnaran Tsetsentsolmon

and people-to-people bonds.” 4 The aim for “facilities connectivity” is to establish an infrastructure network connecting various Asian sub-regions with other parts of Asia, Europe, and Africa. 5 The Steppe Road project aims to construct an

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Jenanne Ferguson

discussing climate change in northeastern Siberia, coping with failing infrastructure and the negotiation of corporate versus state responsibility—or dealing with COVID lockdowns and scholarly knowledge exchange at present—the articles in this issue all

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Adolfo Lucero Álvarez, Columba Rodríguez Alviso, Oscar Frausto Martínez, José Luis Aparicio López, Alejandro Díaz Garay, and Maximino Reyes Umaña

Nations, 2015 ) considers actions to strengthen resilience through the construction of resistant infrastructures and make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. In tune, to decrease damage and increase resilience to

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Railway Territorialities

Topology and Infrastructural Politics in Alpine Italy

Mateusz Laszczkowski

economic and political relations, as well as the formation of infrastructures and the built environment. In turn, space partakes in the generation of social relations, meanings, knowledges, and affects. Space, writes Lefebvre, “is at once result and cause

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Laurie Kain Hart

effects made visible in the material-infrastructural world. The presence of scores of abandoned but architecturally impressive buildings in the border zone landscape of the Prespa Lakes in northwest Greek Macedonia puzzled me on my first visit in 1993. The

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Anthony Chinaemerem Ajah, S. J. Cooper-Knock, Josette Daemen, Douglas L. Berger, and Hayden Weaver

regard, even though this lack in no way diminishes the excellence of the book. Anthony Chinaemerem Ajah University of Nigeria, Nsukka Gideon van Riet , Hegemony, Security Infrastructures and the Politics of Crime: Everyday Experiences in South