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In/visible—In/secure

Optics of regulation and control

Ieva Jusionyte and Daniel M. Goldstein

, though we can’t be sure ( Frois 2013 )—to sophisticated surveillance technologies, while gates to these “cities of walls” ( Caldeira 2000 ) are manned by private security guards, shotguns in hand. Rarely if ever used, these intimidating weapons are

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Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen

absconditus lābilisque – the labile and hidden God of infrastructure Over recent years, a rapidly growing number of studies have been published in the burgeoning theoretical and empirical interface between anthropology and science and technology studies (see

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Maryon McDonald

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen. Their topic is ‘Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt’. This is a collection that makes use of ontological turns in anthropology but takes us beyond the language of ‘technology’. ‘Infrastructure’ is explicitly used

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Individualization and Ethnopedagogy at Small Elementary Schools

Components of Vocational Training for University Tutors

Nikolai Neustroev, Anna Neustroeva, Tuyaara Shergina, and Jenanne K. Ferguson

Since the beginning of the 21st century, significant changes have occurred within the Russian education system aimed to optimize and modernize the content of educational programs at all levels and implement educational technologies in accordance

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Sensing evil

Counterterrorism, techno-science, and the cultural reproduction of security

Mark Maguire and Pete Fussey

, as security and insecurity take on different content and have different ramifications depending on region and context. That said, some scholars assume the existence of a global archipelago of security spaces that bristle with military technologies

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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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Pierre Du Plessis and Sanal Mohan

Biodiversity is a rich multi-sited ethnography that explores divergent yet related ways of engaging with plant life-forms in genetics labs in Mexico and botanical gardens in Spain. Greatly informed by Hartigan’s earlier science and technologies studies (STS

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“We Are a Traveling People”

Tourism, Travel Journalism, and the Construction of a Modern National Identity in Sweden

Emilia Ljungberg

professions of the travelers, but it could also be gained through an emphasis on the new technology that they mastered. The use of more or less new technologies like aircraft and photography was an important marker of modernity and progress that also gave a

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‘Time Is Like a Soup’

Boat Time and the Temporal Experience of London’s Liveaboard Boaters

Ben Bowles

. Simplistic descriptions of modern time, particularly those that describe the acceleration of temporal experience produced by new technologies and structures (see Castells 1996 ; Eriksen 2001 ; Virilio 2012 ), can fail to take into account the continuing

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Delta Ontologies

Infrastructural Transformations in the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand

Atsuro Morita and Casper Bruun Jensen

created using windmills and dikes. Originating in the Middle Ages, Dutch technology eventually spread all over Europe and turned the reclamation of swampy land into the core of much European agricultural development ( Danner et al. 2005 ). Since the early