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Elena Salerno

By the mid-nineteenth century, the territory of present-day Argentina was still a sparsely settled network of towns beyond which lived some native peoples. In 1860 the incomplete Martin de Moussy survey estimated a total population of about 1 million inhabitants; a decade later the first national census recorded about 1.8 million. Halperin Donghi summarizes the situation in “A Nation for the Argentine Desert,” the prologue to his classic work about this period.1 At that time, the country lacked roads, and the traditional transport system, as Enrique M. Barba describes in a pioneering book, consisted of cart tracks that were impassable during the rainy season, and some staging posts that provided rudimentary services for long-distances travelers.2 Indigenous trails trodden by livestock, called rastrilladas, supplemented them.3 Years later, Cristian Werckenthie studied the traditional transport of the pampas. Bullock carts were the principal means of transport; elsewhere, mule trains were the norm.

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Diverse Driving Emotions

Exploring Chinese Migrants’ Mobilities in a Car-Dependent City

Sophie-May Kerr, Natascha Klocker, and Gordon Waitt

–31. 4 Katherine Goodwin, “Reconstructing Automobility: The Making and Breaking of Modern Transportation,” Global Environment Politics 10, no. 4 (2010): 60–78. 5 Australian Bureau of Statistics, “Motor Vehicle Census Australia 31 st Jan 2014,” cat no

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

strengthened border regime, the US has been the principal destination for emigrants from Ecuador for at least the past five decades. It is no coincidence that by 2016 there were approximately 715,000 Ecuadoreans living in the US ( US Census-American Community

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

and Tanganyika, of which 157,000 were in Tanganyika ( UN Trusteeship Council 1950 ). Between the 1948 -1957 census years the Barundi recorded the highest percentage increase (35.3) of any group in Tanganyika. The sisal estates of Tanga, Coast, and Dar

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Liliana L. Jubilut

persons, and refugees in accessing rights and services in the country in order to have empirical data to inform future public policies. The research produced a report of over one thousand pages, combining a national census on the topic with assessments of

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

of motorcycling and the emergence of alternative forms of politicization in the 1980s and questions the construction and the performances of gender identities in relation to this phenomenon. In 1951, when, according to the General Census, Greece had 7

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

worse for animals than radiation: T. G. Deryabina, S. V. Kuchmel, L. L. Nagorskaya, T. G. Hinton, J. C. Beasley, A. Lerebours, and J. T. Smith, “Long-Term Census Data Reveal Abundant Wildlife Populations at Chernobyl,” Current Biology 25, no. 19 (2015

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Analyzing intra-regional migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Statistical data constraints and the role for regional organizations

Stefano Degli Uberti, Philippe De Lombaerde, Sonja Nita, and Elettra Legovini

Africa has long been described as an immensely mobile continent and continues to be viewed in this vein (Amin, 1995; de Bruij n et al., 2001; IOM, 2005). The 2005 World Migration Report describes Africa as “the continent with the most mobile populations in the world” (IOM, 2005, p. 33). In Western Africa, for instance, almost 4.4 million migrants moved in 2005 to another country of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) (World Bank, 2010). Compared to the overall international migrants in Western Africa (UNDP, 2009), South-South (S-S) migration accounted for more than 50% in 2005 (ACP, 2010, p. 5; Bakewell, 2009). The volume of intra-regional migrations in Africa seems to be inversely proportional to the availability of statistical data. The shortage of both quantitative and qualitative data on migration (Gnisci & Trémolières, 2006, p. 10; OECD/SWAC, 2006, p. 18; Ratha & Shaw, 2007; Zlotnik, 2003, p. 2) and timely information on population movements, whether internal or international, is a major obstacle to the understanding of migration dynamics in Africa. Nineteen of the 56 countries on the African continent have either no data or just one census providing any information on migrant stocks from the 1950s (Zlotnik, 2003).

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Steve Kwok-Leung Chan

Civil war broke out in the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) coup d’état in 1962. Table 1 shows the most updated populations in the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, by states and regions. 8 Minority ethnic groups formed insurgency forces that fought

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“If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, hunger will”

Regional absenteeism and the Wayuu permanent humanitarian crisis

Claudia Puerta Silva, Esteban Torres Muriel, Roberto Carlos Amaya Epiayú, Alicia Dorado González, Fatima Epieyú, Estefanía Frías Epinayú, Álvaro Ipuana Guariyü, Miguel Ramírez Boscán, and Jakeline Romero Epiayú

of the current Venezuelan economic and political crisis and the closing of the border since 2015. We do not have accurate counts for the total Wayuu population. According to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela census of 2011, 413,437 people auto