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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

information and are using micro-electronic based technologies” ( Castells 2001 ), his ideas are deeper and more broadly applicable than to networks organized around electronically processed information: The topology defined by networks determines that the

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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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Ekaterina B. Tolmacheva

mastering the technology was complicated. For this reason, studio photographers also took on photographic surveying in the field. However, because they were not involved in the science, they did not ponder over scientific methods of documentation and focused

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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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Kinship in the Middle East

Soheila Shahshahani and Soraya Tremayne

The study of kinship remains central to anthropology and to understanding the social world in which we live. Although key debates on kinship have stayed embedded in anthropological studies, the impact of global changes affecting marriage, divorce, family structure, and the inevitable consequences of the interaction between biotechnologies and social and cultural practices have all served to bring back kinship into anthropological discourse in a forceful way. As a result, there is a tendency to move away from the distinction between the biological and social aspects of kinship and to focus on emerging forms of relatedness and their broader implications. In such an approach, relatedness is viewed as a process that is fluid and mutable, and that is constructed through active human agency. It expands to include changing gender relations, new family forms and the outcome of assisted reproductive technologies.

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Emerging Kinship in a Changing Middle East

Soraya Tremayne

traditional hierarchy of power among the kin group; and the considerable penetration of global technologies – the past decade has also witnessed a relentless and dramatic increase in conflicts, wars, revolutions, uprisings, migrations and displacements in the