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Why Railroads Now?

Anthropology of Infrastructure and Debates around “Green” Transit

Heather Anne Swanson

inherited and lived histories are not new: explorations of continuities and changes via community biographies and life history narratives are anthropological staples. Yet railroads offer a powerful reminder of the multi-temporality of the ethnographic

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

Barriers? Changing Narratives in Biodiversity Conservation,” Forum for Development Studies , vol. 32, no. 2 (2005): 341–370. 21 Betti, Impact of Forest Logging . 22 I asked the Baka in a structured questionnaire survey to indicate their source of

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Organic Vehicles and Passengers

The Tsetse Fly as Transient Analytical Workspace

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

. As presented in the colonial state documents, the tsetse’s mobilities are factual, devoid of any spirituality, anthropomorphism, or intent. The animation of the tsetse’s actions draws from the sarungano’s narrative tradition, in which animals big and

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Christopher Howard and Wendelin Küpers

Sensibility , 53. 45 Ibid. 46 Jennie Germann Molz, “Global Abode: Home and Mobility in Narratives of Round-the-World Travel,” Space and Culture 11, no. 4 (2008): 325–342. 47 Martin Heidegger, Being and Time (1927; repr., New York: State University of

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Worldly Tastes

Mobility and the Geographical Imaginaries of Interwar Australian Magazines

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

, particularly as travel through the Panama Canal boosted Pacific traffic on routes to Europe. Contemporary writing in magazines reflected this outward gaze, yet literary histories of the interwar period have elided this narrative, preferring instead a history of

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Terry-Ann Jones

family members such as partners and children. In their cases, a typical workday involved getting up by 4:00 a.m. in order to prepare their meals and travel to their work site. The workday starts at 7:00 a.m., although narratives of the duration of the

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Lazy Labor, Modernization, and Coloniality

Mobile Cultures between the Andes and the Amazon around 1900

Jaime Moreno Tejada

. Officials often complained about the many natural obstacles to the success of their duties, such as bridgeless rivers and knee-deep mud along the trail, but in their narratives the Napo Runa were also to blame for the sorry state of communications. 14 In

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Target Practice

The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

targeting, repressive enforcement) by foregrounding a set of utopic narratives ( smart technologies). 66 Indeed, smart borders are key sites in the emerging governmental medium Easterling calls extrastatecraft , the often undisclosed yet consequential

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On the Trails of Free-Roaming Elephants

Human-Elephant Mobility and History across the Indo-Myanmar Highlands

Paul G. Keil

complicate our capacity to draw strong ecological, cultural, and historical distinctions between the two species. In Morse's memoirs, migrating in the footsteps of these more-than-human trail-makers was part of the Lisu cultural narrative and practice. The

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Dhan Zunino Singh

the story of the tramway girlfriend. Indeed, the expectation of encounters was expressed by romantic male narratives as much as the stories about the hunting female. However, evidence of women expressing a romanticized view of the journey in public