continually shifting center-periphery relations. Although TTPs can be seen as an expansion of state discipline and reproduction of power relations that subordinates Indigenous rights to state discretion, they are also an assertion of local interests and
The Evolution of Forming “Territories of Traditional Nature Use” in the Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)
Nicholas Parlato, Gail Fondahl, Viktoriya Filippova, and Antonina Savvinova
Past, Present, and Future of Peripheral Mobilities in Portugal
The Portuguese Narrow-Gauge Railway System (1870s–2010s)
Hugo Silveira Pereira
World System (London: Academic, 1980). 20 Evangelidis Vasileios, “Centers, Peripheries and Technical Progress,” in On the Correlation of Center and Periphery , ed. Frank Jacob (Berlin: Neofelis, 2015), 78–88. 21 Michael Adas, Machines as the
The world is a room
Beyond centers and peripheries in the global production of anthropological knowledge
It is well accepted that the discussion about intellectual centers and peripheries has a reductionist character that conceals the complexity of a globalizing world. Despite this, we cannot ignore that in the academic history of anthropology central traditions and hegemonic discourses were established, while others were rendered as peripheral or marginal. This historical context has set a disciplinary framework of inequalities and imbalances that created the conditions of possibility for the global production and dissemination of anthropological knowledge. By re-examining the controversy surrounding the anthropology of the Mediterranean and its relation with debates about native anthropology, this article points out the challenge of revising this disciplinary framework in the project of developing a truly global anthropology.
A Focus on the History of Concepts
Scandinavia, the articles discuss conceptual transfers and semantic changes in the tension of center-periphery, and they emphasize the role of historical actors within this dichotomy. Their analysis is based mainly on concepts, changes in those concepts, and
Conceptual Universalization and the Role of the Peripheries
Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang
concepts with a reflection on the significance of center-periphery dynamics in transnational intellectual relations. Building on our previous work on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual history of Finland and Scandinavia, 1 we proceed from
Local and National Elites in the German Empire: The Case of the Württemberg Varnbülers
The formation of a national elite in Germany during the period before and after political unification, 1871, is still a largely unexplored topic in German social history. The Prussocentric perspective in German historiography, which is still prevailing in much of the work done by the so-called critical history of the 1960s and 1970s, has tended to give scant consideration to the sociocultural diversity underlying and enshrined in the federal structure of the Empire. The process of national consolidation of Imperial society could profitably be studied along the center-periphery continuum of national integration. It would be interesting, in particular, to subject to closer scrutiny the notion of “preindustrial elites,” which held on to the reigns of power in Prussia-Germany at a time of such rapid social and economic change.
Notions of Mobility in Argentina
A Discussion of the Circulation of Ideas and Their Local Uses and Meanings
Dhan Zunino Singh and Maximiliano Velázquez
The following critical review of notions of mobility in Argentina is motivated by the rapid spread of this globalized term and how it is being appropriated by transport scholars, policymakers, and technicians. Our concern as sociologists – now involved in cultural history and urban planning – and as members of the Argentinean University Transport Network, is the lack of a profound discussion that allows us to talk about a mobility turn.
We argue that the movement from transport to mobility tends to be a semantic change mostly because social sciences and humanities do not lead it, as experienced in other countries. Moreover, we believe that the particular way in which the notions of mobility spread in Argentina must be understood in the context of circulation and reception of ideas, experts, capital and goods, and re-visiting center–periphery debates.
Imagined Germany and the Battle of Models in South Korea
Rival Narratives of Germany in South Korean Public Spheres, 1990–2015
Jin-Wook Shin and Boyeong Jeong
a profound impact on other societies through war, military occupation, colonial rule, and economic domination, or by virtue of the attractiveness of their culture, ideas, and institutions. More importantly, the center-periphery relationship at the
Public Health in Eastern Europe
Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation
were often instrumentalized for political and social purposes, both books disclose a more nuanced and fluid picture. Third, both studies deal with issues of center-periphery as more complex than just elements within a hegemonic framework. Fourth, the
A Compassionate Look
screens and bodies. The exhibit relies on the interaction of the body and the screen to dramatize the notions of center/periphery, inside/outside, and self/other that lie at its core. The exhibit assumes that viewers are beset by Orientalist knowledges