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Natural Resources and their Units

Necessary Measures of Resourcefulness in a Norwegian Fruit Landscape

Frida Hastrup

-scale fruit trade survive in a landscape that may not immediately come to mind as having huge horticultural potential. What I want to show is that the ‘necessary measures’ for making fruit cultivation in the area thrive depend on the shifting units through

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Roads versus Rivers

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

Kirill V. Istomin

“new means of transportation” were mentioned among the positive things the Soviet state brought to the native northerners. However, at least in Western Siberia, the older settlements—fishing villages along the rivers, trading posts, and also pre

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Svetlana Huusko

most valuable of the sable species, the dark Barguzin sable that ensured the continued importance of Siberia in the world fur market. By the end of the seventeenth century, in pursuit of the yasak tribute of furs and control over trade, Russian settlers

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Drawing Stereotypes

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

Zachary Hoffman

increase in foreign pressure on the declining Chinese Qing Dynasty. In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Britain, and later, France, had defeated the Qing in a series of trade wars, forcing it to acknowledge European economic hegemony. 9

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

Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis

Donatas Brandišauskas

arrowheads, bullets, traps, fire tools) as well as valuable personal belongings or carved idols ( shenkens ) as well as pieces of food ( Figure 4 ). In the period of trade between China and Russia, such sites were also decorated with trading items such as

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

photographer, mostly exiles, who practiced the trade. In Nerchinsk, a participant in the “Nechaev affair,” Alexei Kuznetsov, opened a photo studio, then was followed by another exile, Populist Mikhail Chernavskii. Charushin, a member of the Chaikovskii Circle

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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

as the foundation of a museum, but this would inaccurately characterize the nature of a museum's collection. Scholars demonstrated that systems of trading, loaning, institutional policies, state politics, deaccessioning, donations, theft

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Lines in the Sacred Landscape

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

Anna Varfolomeeva

-Nur settlements. The extracted jade is brought to cities and sold to Chinese buyers whose contacts are shared by word of mouth (AFD B8). The jade trade is “fast money” and, if one is lucky, it is possible to earn enough in a few days to buy a car or make some

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Manly Merchants

Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

This article explores intersections between masculinity, mobility, generation and commerce through the everyday lives of Afghan men who make up trading networks that are active across Eurasia. It is based on ethnographic fieldwork among Afghan traders in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa and in the international trading city of Yiwu in China. Building on recent work in anthropology concerning the ‘emergent’ nature of Middle Eastern masculinities, the article brings attention to the flexible and adaptable nature of the notions of masculinity held and performed by mobile Afghan traders. It emphasises the need for such conceptions of masculinity to be treated historically and draws attention to the forms of caregiving that are especially important to the traders’ intimate lives and self-understandings. The article also highlights the significance of complex notions of trust both to the traders’ articulation of conceptions of manliness and to their everyday modes of securing a livelihood.

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Nathalia Brichet

purpose, to which I return in the end of the article, was to assemble and expand local interest and knowledge of Greenlandic stones through prospecting courses, trade shows, and a bi-annual members’ magazine. Another opponent to the new Act was the