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Drawing Stereotypes

Europe and East Asia in Russian Political Caricature, 1900–1905

Zachary Hoffman

summer of 1900 and Japan's surprise attack on Port Arthur in early 1904 offered a treasure trove of material. By the 1880s, newspapers had incorporated technologies that allowed for mass circulation and the inclusion of illustrations and graphics in their

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Svetlana Huusko

history and culture. First, the Soviet Union began to promote the concept of the country's progressive position in all the key areas of science, technology, and culture. The Russian people were represented as occupying a prominent place in the world

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Roads versus Rivers

Two Systems of Spatial Structuring in Northern Russia and Their Effects on Local Inhabitants

Kirill V. Istomin

. “ Satellite Culture: Global Positioning Systems, Inuit Wayfinding, and the Need for a New Account of Technology .” Current Anthropology 46 ( 5 ): 729 – 753 . 10.1086/432651 Argounova-Low , Tatiana . 2012 . “ Narrating the Road .” Landscape Research

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A Visitor's Guide to Shamans and Shamanism

The Kunstkamera's Russian and Asian Ethnographic Collections in the Late Imperial Era

Marisa Karyl Franz

Consequences , Inside Technology (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999), 10. 9 Catherine A. Nichols, “The Smithsonian Institution's ‘Greatest Treasures’: Valuing Museum Objects in the Specimen Exchange Industry,” Museum Anthropology 41, no. 1 (1 March 2018): 13

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

(without ending the use of traditional sketches) to the much wider use of photography, which became the preferred way of depicting people, dwellings, household items, and rituals. Advances in the technology of photography also led to its increased use. Many

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Lines in the Sacred Landscape

The Entanglement of Roads, Resources, and Informal Practices in Buriatiia

Anna Varfolomeeva

graphite in Botogol stopped as a new technology for making pencil leads out of lower quality graphite was discovered in France. Soon after that, Alibert left the region, and the graphite pit was slowly abandoned. In the Soviet period, Oka became the site of

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Natural Resources and their Units

Necessary Measures of Resourcefulness in a Norwegian Fruit Landscape

Frida Hastrup

international agenda. Even more than other countries, Norway which has limited and scarce land resources will have to exploit its land resources so that we ensure food supply for our own population to the largest possible extent … We have knowledge, technology

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Nikolai S. Goncharov

where one could share information about new publications, seminars, and training. Virtual-technical capabilities thus allow us to prolong the existence of configurations, largely due to the significant malleability of these technologies. In conclusion

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Icelandic Resource Landscapes and the State

Experiments in Energy, Capital, and Aluminium

James Maguire

modern, or progressive ( Easterling 2014 ; Howe et al. 2015 ). Work at the productive intersection of anthropology and science and technology studies has pushed this line of thinking in more explicitly performative directions, conceptualizing

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Thule as Frontier

Commons, Contested Resources, and Contact Zones in the High Arctic

Kirsten Hastrup

et al. 2017 ). In this context it is important to note how much they rely on a ‘diagrammatic reasoning’ to assess the possibility of game ( Hastrup 2013 ). As another spatial technology it enables a kind of scenario planning, being ‘a disciplined