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Vilhjalmur Stefansson

The Northward Course of Empire, The Adventure of Wrangel Island, 1922–1925, and “Universal Revolution”

Paul Dukes

construction of the railway. The years of World War I and the Russian Revolution encouraged interest in Siberia from the other powers as they intervened in the Civil War. The protagonist of this article, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, was among individuals considering

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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

state, in charge of developing these countries by building railways and a road network, by turning the rivers into navigable waterways or by “drilling close to a thousand artesian wells” in the Sahara desert, “several hundred meters deep,” and

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Temporality of Movements in the North

Pragmatic Use of Infrastructure and Reflexive Mobility of Evenkis and Dolgans

Vladimir N. Davydov

supplemented by the construction of roads and bridges. For example, reindeer herders from the Kalar District (in Zabaikal’e) used such abandoned infrastructure for a projected railway line leading from Novaia Chara to ore deposits to cross steep river valleys

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Getting by or getting ahead

State social spending and financialization in Peru

Susan Vincent

on reciprocal relations with kin and in the community, and very much reflected the combination of peasant farming and male migrant work in the regional mining and railway sector. Wage income was pivotal, with the cash making its way to full

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

the two domains, with pure liberalism on one side and state interventionism on the other. Philipp Hertzog compares two railway projects in France and Germany to underline some strong cultural differences between the two countries when it comes to

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

been opened in the 1990s have been sealed up, and proposed bridges, railway links, and so forth have not materialized. Today, there are asymmetrical conditions for crossing the border: China allows Russian citizens to make short local visits and obtain

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An Environmentally Literate Explorer

A. E. Nordenskiöld’s Three Expeditions to the North Asian Coast, 1875–1879

Seija A. Niemi

infrastructure, such as railways, telegraph lines, and all kinds of mills, threatened the pristine nature deep in the Nordic wilderness. He wanted to preserve and restore the aesthetic and historical national treasures that were hidden in the forests for future

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Michael B. Loughlin

his ideas had begun changing during the spring elections of 1910, even before he started his last stint in prison. Certainly, his shift was obvious after the so-called failure of the October 1910 railway strike. Even in 1912 Hervé had not yet given up

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

, they were farmers, so when we moved here, my parents continued farming, growing rice and fruit trees; but now for the collective.” A few others migrated to work in state-organized forestry cooperatives or other state positions such as railway work

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Marxian anthropology resurgent

Patrick Neveling and Luisa Steur

development of India’s railways might shake up feudal inequalities (the Indian railways indeed grew into a major historical bastion of labor unionism), he also analyzed colonialism’s destructive impact on the Indian textile industry. Second, besides these