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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

powerful constituents of the infrastructure and driving forces for mobility than pipelines, railways, food supplies, or the Internet connection. This special issue opens with an article by Vladimir N. Davydov (Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg), “Temporality of

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Introduction

Rethinking the class politics of boredom

Marguerite van den Berg and Bruce O’Neill

crew of parking attendants hustling in a lot outside of Bucharest’s main railway station. Although the ethnographic record is poised to represent this crew as active and entrepreneurial subjects, the crew nevertheless insists that they are bored and

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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

Central Asia and beyond, and include plans for future trade and development agreements as well as infrastructure projects, from railways and highways to oil and gas pipelines. A month later, while on an official visit to Indonesia, President Xi followed

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Migration, Empire, and Liminality

Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe

Tracie L. Wilson

maintains that “the Henryka Teisseyre mentioned in the imperial directive is not the same as the Henryka de Teisseyre living in Krakow.” The police director from Krakow stresses that the latter’s father is “a distinguished inspector for the state railway

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Marxist morphologies

A materialist critique of brute materialities, flat infrastructures, fuzzy property, and complexified cities

Michał Murawski

base, load it onto a train, park it at the (imaginary) secret Communist Party railway station in the underbelly of the palace, and attach a two-hour time delay fuse. This way, the assassin is multitasking: he prevents the takeover of “Polish national

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

important, at least until completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway Railroad, towns were too underpopulated to support a large number of photo studios, and competition among those that did exist was fierce. Indeed, virtually every Siberian town had a

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

passion for American life which one would not have expected of them. … The underground railway, by which the slaves used to escape into Canada, is nothing to the modern inventions of the Chinese for climbing tariff walls and creeping under the wire fences

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Walking with the Goat-God

Gothic Ecology in Algernon Blackwood’s Pan’s Garden: A Volume of Nature Stories

Michelle Poland

spontaneous fires along the railway tracks at Ascot, Bagshot and Bracknell, and the gorse on Greenham Common near Newbury. The argument that socioecological mayhem is a pervading theme in Pan’s Garden is further augmented when you consider that Blackwood was

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Heta Mulari

quickly, as Minna voiced, can be understood as young feminine choreographies or learned sets of emotional movement. Minna (of Finnish heritage): I always try to avoid the Steissi [main railway station and metro station] ’cause there's always many, and also

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Vladimir Arsenyev

Explorer and Researcher of the Tungus-Manchu Peoples and Their Languages

Albina Girfanova

family of a railway officer. When he reached the age of 21 (in 1893), his parents arranged for him to enter a military college, the St. Petersburg infantry military school, where the only lectures that aroused his interest were those on geography given