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Andrey Vozyanov

Crises in urban electric transport infrastructure of Eastern and Southeastern Europe present not only a fruitful subject for historical, ethnographic, and sociological inquiry, but also contribute to two intersecting knowledge fields. First, to the multidisciplinary constellation of studies dedicated to failures of sociotechnical systems that I will refer to as disaster and crisis studies. And second, to social studies of urban transit in the former Socialist Bloc, a subfield within broader mobility and transport studies. In this text I will review the state of both these fields and then proceed to conceptualize the intersections between them, proposing historical anthropology as an integration tool. In the process I will occasionally refer to my fieldwork in Donbas, Ukraine, from 2011 to 2013, and eastern Romania since 2015.

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Is the Kingdom of Bicycles Rising Again?

Cycling, Gender, and Class in Postsocialist China

Hilda Rømer Christensen

and use of new modes of biking. The analysis is based on social and gendered representations of biking in relevant Chinese newspapers, as well as on fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai. How are current practices of biking implied in the construction of

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Christopher Howard and Wendelin Küpers

Auckland, New Zealand, to gain insights on past and future travel experiences. E-mail communication was maintained with these and other participants throughout the research, which as a result continued to evolve beyond the fieldwork period. Fieldwork data

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Moving Onward?

Secondary Movers on the Fringes of Refugee Mobility in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Jolien Tegenbos and Karen Büscher

,997 registered inhabitants of an ethnic mix with seventeen nationalities—of which South Sudanese and Somalis comprise the greater majority. 20 During an interview in the first week of fieldwork, the South Sudanese headmaster of a primary school proudly stated

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

and character, similar to land, yet it differs because of its fluidity and “ever shifting” depth and form. 12 Onboard Fieldwork Interview data for this article was collected during a twenty-nine-day voyage on a container ship from December

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“Four Guys and a Hole in the Floor”

Racial Politics of Mobility and Excretion among BC-Based Long Haul Truckers

Amie McLean

corner!” Pff that! Ho! “You didn’t make the corner.” It all comes back, all the drivers are the same. So, I don’t like them destroying my reputation, along with their own. Similar stories consistently arose throughout the fieldwork process. In

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Kudzai Matereke

, no. 1 (2010): here: 36: 27–42. 19 James Ferguson, “Novelty and Method: Reflections on Global Fieldwork,” in Multi-Sited Ethnography: Problems and Possibilities in the Translocation of Research Method , ed. Simon Coleman and Pauline von Hellermann

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Eirini Kasioumi, Anna Plyushteva, Talya Zemach-Bersin, Kathleen F. Oswald, Molly Sauter, Alexandra Ganser, Mustafa Ahmed Khan, Natasha Raheja, Harry Oosterhuis, and Benjamin Fraser

from the world of high tech to public education. Sims traces how these concepts and their promises of increased social mobility migrate between social spheres. This book is the result of three years of ethnographic fieldwork, including two years at the

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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

” transformed in these new environments characterized by permanence and fixity? What new meanings and uses of things become permissible, get lost, and are transformed through Baka’s forced sedentarization? Fieldwork data were collected in Cameroon between July

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“That’s Where I First Saw the Water”

Mobilizing Children’s Voices in UK Flood Risk Management

Alison Lloyd Williams, Amanda Bingley, Marion Walker, Maggie Mort, and Virginia Howells

asked to share an inappropriate voice 38 and, we argue, ensure that children are sensitively and ethically protected when given a chance to voice their ideas and thoughts. Th us, we recognize that our team of adult researchers defined the fieldwork and