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Visualizing Vigilance in the Generalized Representation of the Nomad

Reflections on the Banjara Community in Rajasthan, India

Urmi Bhattacharyya

Visuality is intricately connected to the politics of power. Visualization—here defined as the act by which powerful actors render a subaltern group visible in particular ways—reflects the practice of authority and participates in the

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The Map and the Territory

The Seventh International Road Congress, Germany 1934

Kristina Skåden

In transnational history of traffic, transport, and mobility, historians have been arguing for studying organizations as “transnational system builders” in the establishment and modification of transnational infrastructure. Emphasis has been placed on examining human actors. Here, I argue that the role of material objects, the nonhuman actors, should also be taken into account by investigating how a particular map matters. The major research issue is, therefore: How can we understand and analyze how the Nazi regime put the map Deutschlandkarte displayed at the exhibition Die Strasse (Munich, 1934) into play? In addition, how did the map figure in transnational system building during and after the seventh International Road Congress arranged by the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses? Insights from transnational history in the fields of traffic, transport, and mobility as well as material cultural studies, critical mapping, and actor-network theory inform this article.

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Visualizing the Former Cold War "Other"

Images of Eastern Europe in World Regional Geography Textbooks in the United States

Dmitrii Sidorov

This article discusses contemporary western representations of the former Cold War geopolitical "other," Eastern Europe, conveyed by illustrations in contemporary American world regional geography textbooks. I would like to explore certain geopolitical biases in the pictures' general messages, such as tendencies to highlight the transitional, problematic, and marginal at the expense of the essential and centripetal characteristics and landscapes. Images of Eastern Europe tend to marginalize it from the rest of Europe by minimizing visual references to its physical landscape and its role in European history; overemphasizing local problems connotes the need for the supranational assistance of the expanding European Union. Overall, this article attempts to reveal various Cold War legacies and "marginalizing" tendencies in visual representations of Eastern Europe, thus contributing to the visual and popular cultural turns in geography and geopolitical studies.

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Witnessing the Unseen

Extinction, Spirits, and Anthropological Responsibility

Liana Chua

forms of witnessing that I have encountered in my current research on orangutan conservation and earlier fieldwork with indigenous Bidayuhs in Borneo: first, the technologies through which orangutan extinction is made visualizable and alarmingly

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LGBT Refugees and the Visual Representation of Transnational Mobility

Ernst van der Wal

photographs and narratives from The Story That Travelled project, this article shows how LGBT refugees visualize and think about mobility, community, and border-crossing. Transnational Mobility, Transmigrants, and LGBT Refugees: Key Debates Central to

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Configurations of Plague

Spatial Diagrams in Early Epidemiology

Lukas Engelmann

Spatial diagrams have long been essential instruments in visualizing epidemics. They configure epidemics on maps and enhance the recognition of epidemic processes spanning time and space, at the same time integrating an indefinite series of

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Meshworks and the Making of Climate Places in the European Alps

A Framework for Ethnographic Research on the Perceptions of Climate Change

Sophie Elixhauser, Stefan Böschen, and Katrin Vogel

dealing with the challenges inherent in ethnographic research on climate change in local communities, as it helps to grasp, describe, and visualize the various local and global, material and nonmaterial, and concrete and abstract dimensions climate change

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Democratizing the Digital Collection

New Players and New Pedagogies in Three-Dimensional Cultural Heritage

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow

, and outlines the challenges associated with designing learning exercises around 3-D objects in material history and archaeology teaching. It examines emerging museum practices that engage with digital visualization technologies including three

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Girl in American Flag Hijab

Noha Beydoun

donning the flag, but rather the fact that the American flag was their hijabs. Its viral acclaim invokes inquiry into how hijab was visualized as resistance through national sentiments of freedom, patriotism, and citizenship in a nation with deep and

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Distributional Concept Analysis

A Computational Model for History of Concepts

Peter De Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, and John Regan

begin to observe a network becoming established; here, we can see the visualization software draws a thick line between “irritability,” “muscles,” “nerves,” and “sensibility,” which corresponds to a high degree of relation (i.e., high DPF value). We can