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David G. Anderson

This article gives an overview of the primary records of the 1926-1927 Turukhansk Polar Census Expedition. The author argues that rather than being an exercise in statistical surveillance, the expedition can be better characterized as a classical expedition of discovery. The article describes the structure of the expedition and the documents that were collected, places the expedition in a history of the surveillance of aboriginal peoples, and presents a research program for re-analyzing the data in light of the contemporary interests of Siberian indigenous peoples.

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

state and imperial servitors is found in the account of Iusupova's defiant behavior shortly after she arrived at the Dalmatov Vvedenskii Convent. Surveillance of her actions and behavior was delegated to the nuns Epikhariia, Evtropiia, Evstoliia, Trifena

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, and Kristina Sole

contemporary pregnant bodies are ones that need to be carefully managed, not only by the woman but also by the medical expert: it can be argued, those who do not partake in this personal care and self-surveillance are blamed for not acting responsibly (see also

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The End of the European Honeymoon?

Refugees, Resentment and the Clash of Solidarities

Siobhan Kattago

the very people they wish to protect. ‘While humanitarianism works to address the urgency of suffering (offering emergency shelter, food and medical care), it is based on a dual logic of protection and surveillance’ ( Ticktin 2016a: 29 ). For example

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Kinship among the Ġorbat of Babol

How an Anthropology of Childhood Reveals Kinship Structure

Mitra Asfari

participation in the domestic economy, but only girls take care of younger children of their lineage. At this stage, the child is able to go to work and to circulate in the city alone. The Ġorbat boy tries to free himself from the surveillance of adults in order

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Bernard Faye

-ci ont la possibilité de passer suffisamment de temps dans le contrôle de l’alimentation et la surveillance sanitaire, (ii) une conception plus ‘utilitariste’ de l’animal, désormais destiné à produire pour le marché, et pour lequel la productivité

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Emma Findlen LeBlanc

imposed from above and can thus only be realized through ‘systemic surveillance, disciplining and punishment’ – in short, ‘violence’. By contrast, historical societies subject to Islamic law were ‘largely self-governing’, because Islamic law proper was a

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Whose Austria?

Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity

Farid Hafez

not led to political reactions such as the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 that implied mass deportations and allowed for more surveillance and racial profiling in the country ( Maira 2010 ). Austria’s Islam politics remained much more liberal towards Muslims

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Dreams of Prosperity – Enactments of Growth

The Rise and Fall of Farming in Varanger

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

offended ( Gjerdåker 2002: 130 ). Alongside a shift towards farming, laws were passed that prioritized Norwegian speakers and Norwegian terms. Until the mid-nineteenth century, surveillance documents in the region contained mostly Sámi place names, but in

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Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maryam Aras, Alexander Djumaev, Sina Zekavat, Mary Elaine Hegland, Rosa Holman, and Amina Tawasil

representatives of a surveillance state in the making. But Vafi is not interested in the military drill in detail; it remains an obscure background for an intimate staging of the female cadets’ characters. A number of young women in sleeping hall number one who