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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Dramatic political, ideological and economic transformation left behind unfinished infrastructure projects. 2 Currently, the Baikal-Amur Mainline is among the longest northern railroads in the world. Its

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

underlying component of the transport infrastructure our special issue is interested in. Despite all (infra)structural similarities, road and railroad stand for two contrasting ideological qualities of passenger and cargo transport, namely private versus

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Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

ideologies, this always happened from the secure standpoint of white privilege. Nicholas Halter opens the special section with his analysis of the Pacific in the Australian interwar imaginary in “Ambivalent Mobilities in the Pacific: ‘Savagery’ and

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State of Uncertainty

Educating the First Railroaders in Central Sakha (Yakutiya)

Sigrid Irene Wentzel

's living conditions and life chances, “knowledge and discourse.” 9 Railways configure new material and social relations, 10 and once installed, beyond their capacity to carry people and goods, railways have the power to transport ideologies and new