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Icelandic Resource Landscapes and the State

Experiments in Energy, Capital, and Aluminium

James Maguire

early 2000s as vast capital flows enter the country. Making Liveability: Thermal Heat The view from the sixth floor of Reykjavík Energy's geologically inspired head office 8 is impressive as snow stretches towards the horizon, stencilling out

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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

Following the communist takeover in Yugoslavia in 1945, a new middle class emerged with sufficient economic and cultural capital to be spent on material goods. This new class was defined primarily in cultural terms and less by socioeconomic

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Ryan Tucker Jones

of the Russian empire's defeat in 1905. The revolution had only made things worse. Due to heightened Japanese influence and a need to raise immediate capital, in 1920 the Far Eastern Republic (a temporarily independent state subject to Bolshevik

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Maria Bucur

capital, stories about “patriotic work” in Roseti-Dobrogea, 2 the place where we also started our experience as college students. In advance of Hegel's The Phenomenology of the Spirit , we learned how to sort red peppers for export, how humid our

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Csaba Mészáros

-based economy. Whereas the cattle economy focuses on subsistence and remains embedded in the richly interwoven fabric of kin and residential relations, the horse economy is much more marketized and leads to the accumulation of capital. As the argumentation is

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Educating the Other

Foreign Governesses in Wallachia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Nicoleta Roman

was “accustomed to speaking French and German rather than English.” 4 She wanted to settle in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, as a teacher of foreign languages, and for more than twenty years (1889–1911), this is what she did. Maude Rea Parkinson

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Nikolai S. Goncharov

ethnographer or a reindeer herder. These peculiarities lead one to the question: what is the difference between ethnographer and nonethnographer? Do these categories reside in the specifics of knowledge, social capital, or the modes of social space

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

space for the political exile of the elite, specifically to exclude their influence on political matters in the capital. On the one hand, Asian Siberia was imagined in official legal rhetoric to imitate Russian cultural forms of agriculture centered on

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Issues of Gender Representation in Modern Greek Art

The Case of Thaleia Flora-Caravia's Photographic Images and Self-Portraits

Despoina Tsourgianni

Georgios Iakovidis (1853–1932), 7 and Anton Ažbe (1862–1905), 8 as women were not accepted as students at the prestigious School of Fine Arts. Her time in the Bavarian capital played a major role not only in shaping the bold and independent character of

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Roads versus Rivers

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

Kirill V. Istomin

posts and administrative centers) and, at least for the Komi informants from Samburg and Saranpaul’, consists of second-order regions situated on the Ob’ tributaries. These smaller regions are situated one after the other, each with its own capital and