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State of Uncertainty

Educating the First Railroaders in Central Sakha (Yakutiya)

Sigrid Irene Wentzel

When I came to the village of Nizhniy Bestyakh in April 2015 to do fieldwork, I happened to be the only guest at Anya's guesthouse. “What are you doing here?” she asked. “I want to study the railroad development and its effects on the people,” I

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The Cadences of Rails

Unscheduled Stops in Tōkyō's Spaces of Flow

Robert J. Simpkins

up to alternative uses by those looking for somewhere to communicate, play, or perform. At Kōenji Station in western central Tōkyō, I conducted participant observation fieldwork between 2013 and 2016 with seventy-seven musicians: men and women aged

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Introduction

Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

time of the author's fieldwork. At the center of attention here are not future passengers waiting for the train but students of a technical college—the railroad college—who are getting educated for jobs that do not exist yet. The state of uncertainty

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

_police_department_report.pdf . 19 Alice Goffman, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City , Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014). 20 Joel Dinerstein, “Backfield in Motion: The Transformation of the NFL by Black Culture,” in In

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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

from ethnography of the reconstruction works that focus on the (mal)functioning of the infrastructure of the BAM under postsocialist conditions? The research presented in the article draws on ethnographic fieldwork I have been conducting in the region