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Cotten Seiler

points. It is precisely at the border, where state power concentrates, that those data are “epidermalized” through human scrutiny, reconstituted as national, ethnic, and racial, and then classified as assets to be biopolitically shepherded or threats to

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips, and Javier Caletrío

researchers concerned with state formations and state power. An Exciting Invitation to Rethink Knowledge Mobilities Ludovic Tournès and Giles Scott-Smith, eds., Global Exchanges: Scholarships and Transnational Circulations in the Modern World (New

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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

Soviet railroad projects with their underlying ideology and practices of high modernism 9 symbolized and enforced state power in remote parts of the empire. 10 Socialist economic, political, and cultural forms have endured in postsocialist Eastern

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Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna

Mexicans were planning to remigrate to the United States (US). 1 Nicholas De Genova 2 writes that the autonomy of deportation, or autonomy against the “predicament of deportation … ensures that state power never has the last word.” Other authors claim

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Introduction

Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

of the Soviet period motivated by political goals and dedicated to maintaining the state's power over its territory. 32 The TurkSib—the Turkestan-Siberian Railroad—became one such landmark railroad project of the early Soviet period aimed at

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Why Railroads Now?

Anthropology of Infrastructure and Debates around “Green” Transit

Heather Anne Swanson

-go. To be sure, this feature of railways is fully linked to their status as projects of modernity and state power; the categories of Western Progress are already inside them. Instead of offering a way out of such categories, the power of railroads lies in

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

Harvey and Hannah Knox analyze road infrastructure as spaces of social and cultural interaction, where state power is actualized. They draw on diverse sources in the study of Peru, including autobiographical narratives of engineers, public officials

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Governing Global Aeromobility

Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s

Bret Edwards

Life (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998). 63 “When Canada Is a Hotel Room,” Globe and Mail . The Franz Kafka reference pertains to The Trial ’s observations on the opacity of state power. See Kafka, The Trial (New York: Knopf, 1937