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The Firedrake

Local Society and Train Transport in Zhejiang Province in the 1930s

Ding Xianyong

The Hangzhou-Jiangshan railway across Zhejiang province was built in the early 1930s, connecting the mountainous interior to the coastal area. The construction in the context of military strategy enjoyed high government attention and was implemented with personnel and a workforce brought into the area. Drawing on literary writings, archival documents, and oral histories, this article traces the range of attitudes, reactions, and activities among the inhabitants of rural towns and villages in the area of Quzhou and Jinhua as well as migrants who had left for cities such as Shanghai and Hangzhou. The name “redrake” created by locals captures attitudes of mingled apprehension in the fact that a dragon, which is always associated with water, becomes a re-creature; curiosity and excitement in the association with dragon lantern processions; and practical usefulness in the closeness to the train that is literally a “re-vehicle” in Chinese.

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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

-socialist studies such as the study of rural transformations. 4 Admittedly, I am ambivalent towards the category of post-socialism because it implies unity and obscures differences within spaces designated. As many scholars have pointed out, it may not be as

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Becoming an Agricultural Growth Corridor

African Megaprojects at a Situated Scale

Serena Stein and Marc Kalina

comparisons between blueprints of rural transformation policy and everyday experiences that interact across diffuse, multi-scalar, and multi-sited assemblages named as “corridors” by re-emboldened high modernism. Ultimately, the article furthers conversation

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Land and ocean grabs and the relative surplus population in Ghana

Jasper Abembia Ayelazuno

, dispossession and globalization. ” In Peasants and globalization: Political economy, rural transformation, and the agrarian question , ed. Haroon Akram-Lodhi and Cristóbal Kay , 111 – 147 . London : Routledge . Aryeetey , Ernest , Priscilla

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Relocating exploitation

Tenant shopkeepers, rental relationships, and the speculative commodification of urban space in South Korea

Yewon Andrea Lee

of Peasant Studies 12 ( 4 ): 7 – 25 . Breman , Jan . 1990 . Labour migration and rural transformation in colonial Asia . Amsterdam : Free University Press . Campbell , Stephen . 2018 . “ Migrant waste collectors in Thailand

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Types of resistance and collective forced negotiation in mining

Aleida Azamar Alonso

of life. However, the lack of collective support leads to the accelerated rural transformation that rejects this proposal. On the other hand, those who were open to negotiation were the transport leader (who represents most of the drivers that

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

: Refugees and Rural Transformations in East Africa . New York : Berghahn Journals . Bjarnesen , Jesper . 2013 . “ Diaspora at Home? Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space .” PhD diss. , Upsala University . Carling

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

redefined rural transformation and has led to major changes in the rural labor force and to greater competition for land and water in rural areas. The rule of law is critical for dealing with these challenges by concretely and measurably allowing for the