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Mythical Infrastructuring

The Work of Stories in the Making of the Chacao Bridge, Southern Chile

Rodrigo Cordero, Aldo Mascareño, Ignacia Rodríguez, and Francisco Salinas

Large-scale infrastructure projects are designed to help people live their daily lives in spatially and temporally unique settings, enacting modalities of political planning, cultural belonging, and territorial governance. They are built on the

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Fighting Invasive Infrastructures

Indigenous Relations against Pipelines

Anne Spice

Critical infrastructure refers to processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. … Disruptions of

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

Arriving in many big cities in the world, the picture that meets the eye is often one of visible infrastructure. The interior of the city seems to be laid out, particularly in the peripheries where construction work is going on and new roads

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The anthropology of infrastructure

The boom and the bubble?

Natalia Buier

The anthropology of infrastructure: The boom and the bubble? The recent popularity of the term infrastructure in anthropology would not surprise anyone surveying conference programs or tables of contents. As commentators have noticed, “across

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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

How the “Broken” Road Becomes a Site of Belonging in Postindustrial Eastern Siberia

Vasilina Orlova

infrastructure possesses a particular affective power. The way the road is a center of contesting contexts is exacerbated by the absence of central electricity and mobile phone towers in the vicinity; thus, the infrastructural systems interconnect as an

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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

This special issue of Sibirica arose from a 2015 panel that was part of the annual conference at the European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP). The panel—Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic: Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein? 1

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Trust as affective infrastructure

Constructing the firm/community boundary in resource extraction

Adela Zhang

-scale works [of infrastructure]…involving first, expanding and improving access roads…[and building] more than 240 kilometres of highway that simply did not exist before, that crosses canyons.”’ But, he clarifies, ‘the highway is not the only thing [the mine

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Imaged and Imagined Infrastructure

Xiaoxuan Lu

Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures, 1972–1988 City Gallery, Central, Hong Kong, 24 March 2018 to 16 May 2018 Lead Curators: Cecilia Chu, Dorothy Tang Curatorial Team: Maxime Decaudin, Sben Korsh, Calvin Liang, Christina Lo

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Neglected Transportation Infrastructure

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Russian State in a Small Siberian Oil Town

Gertrude Saxinger, Natalia Krasnoshtanova, and Gertraud Illmeier

good transport infrastructure on the part of the state and the companies, including the maintenance of roads or public transport provision. Throughout this article, we explore the relationship between CSR and the wellbeing of individuals and communities

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The Temporality of and Competition between Infrastructures

Taxis and E-Hailing in China

Jack Linzhou Xing

E-hailing is a recent innovation in urban transport infrastructure. E-hailing companies operate online platforms and use algorithms to match passengers with cars, without owning cars or formally employing drivers. Didi, with seventy-seven million