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Sensory Perception of Rock Art in East Siberia and the Far East

Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis

Donatas Brandišauskas

intentions of ancient artists. He also believed that such an artistic performance reflected the attempts of the painter to help people “fill life with beauty,” “humanistic features,” and “nobility.” According to Okladnikov, when archaeologists copied drawings

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

system that extracted resources from the periphery. An examination of gender performance, and the transitional moral and legal expectations of elite women in the eighteenth-century Russian society can help scholars understand deeper meanings of female

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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

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

Vasilina Orlova

religious learning, the performance of a cultural style” (2008: 6). Thus infrastructure becomes a “totality,” in Larkin's usage, that encapsulates “technical and cultural” systems (2008: 6). I suggest that the “matter” transmitted in the “soft

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Francesc Bellaubi

technology for the Russian Navy. Proof of the pride in the Mashgorodok identity is the event that commemorated the sixtieth anniversary of the neighborhood during the summer of 2019, which included poems and song performances about “My Mashgorodok” (Moi

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

develop his engagement in the everydayness of social relations constituting today's Estonia – through conversations, artistic performances, interpretive reflections, or mere daily life roles – thereby allowing the reader to go beyond conceptual and

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Manly Merchants

Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

. Osella 2013 ), emphasising instead how masculinity is socially performed in specific spaces. A consideration of such performances reveals the masculinity of the traders is ‘emergent’ in the sense that men are contextually flexible and adaptive in terms of

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

performance. Chapter 7 discusses sport and nationalism through the popular perspectives of ‘imagined communities’, ‘invented traditions’ and ‘banal nationalism’. Chapter 8 situates sport in an international and globalised context, with special attention to the

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Narva as Method

Urban Inventories and the Mutation of the Postsocialist City

Francisco Martínez

states and also indolence and an existential search for meaning. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be both driven and expressed through the materiality of the city, in the form of negative material performance, empty apartments or crumbling façades

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Publications and Films

Kathleen M. Gallagher, Ahmed Kanna, Natalie Nesvaderani, Rana Dajani, Dima Hamadmad, and Ghufran Abudayyeh

Afghanistan. Across the crackling connection, her mother screams in anguish before hanging up the phone. In the final scene, Sonita raps ‘Bride for Sale’ in a small, packed performance venue, where for the first time her hair is unveiled. These closing scenes

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Nourrir les vivants par la grâce des saints

La nourriture et le sacré dans le chiisme iranien

Sepideh Parsapajouh

préparés pour les fidèles participant aux performances cérémonielles d'auto-mortification, mais tout un chacun peut en bénéficier à satiété ( figure 1 ). On en apporte toujours aux malades, aux vieillards, aux femmes enceintes et aux enfants ( Vivier