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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

How the “Broken” Road Becomes a Site of Belonging in Postindustrial Eastern Siberia

Vasilina Orlova

rupture. An example of such affective powers activated in disruption can be the Chernobyl disaster ( Brown 2013, 2019 ; Petryna 1995 ). This does not mean that a smoothly functioning road does not produce or reveal its affect, but it does suggest that

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Alena Minchenia

declaration of independence by the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR) on 25 March 1918; 10 and the Chernobyl March (commemoration of the Chernobyl disaster on 26 April). For these actions, professional protesters decide on details such as the schedule

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Chemical Agents

The Biopolitical Science of Toxicity

Melina Packer

recall how they were forced to “remove” nuclear waste from the Chernobyl catastrophe (beginning in 1986) after robots disposed to complete the same task could not operate because of such extraordinarily high levels of radioactivity. This uneven proximity

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The Double Force of Vulnerability

Ethnography and Environmental Justice

Grant M. Gutierrez, Dana E. Powell, and T. L. Pendergrast

) ethnography of the Chernobyl disaster offers another deeply place-based study of the meanings that accrue around nuclear contamination, and of the political experience of occupation, dispossession of territory, and nationalism. Beyond the nuclear

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

“green” attitudes toward technology that emerged in the mid-twentieth century were a response to the excesses of capitalism, disasters like Chernobyl, and technologies such as DDT. When these “green” attitudes were translated into policy, he claims, they

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Brittany Kiessling and Keely Maxwell

Citizens after Chernobyl . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Polleri , Maxime. 2019 . “ Conflictual Collaboration: Citizen Science and the Governance of Radioactive Contamination after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster .” American Ethnologist

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The Social Life of the “Forever Chemical”

PFAS Pollution Legacies and Toxic Events

Daniel Renfrew and Thomas W. Pearson

Chernobyl . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . PFAS Project. 2020 . “Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants.” Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Northeastern

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Néstor L. Silva

Watts , eds. 2011 . Global Political Ecology . London : Routledge . Petryna , Adriana. 2002 . Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Pinkus , Karen. 2008 . “ On Climate, Cars, and

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Liza Grandia

and Chernobyl, the Bhopal disaster, dioxin release in Seveso, Italy, or numerous oil spills, mass victims of involuntary technological accidents, especially those involving invisible hazards like radiation, tend to lose faith in the authority of the