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Nicholas Parlato, Gail Fondahl, Viktoriya Filippova, and Antonina Savvinova

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

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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

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The world is a room

Beyond centers and peripheries in the global production of anthropological knowledge

Blai Guarné

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.

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Introduction

A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

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

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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

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Irmline Veit-Brause

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.

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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.

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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

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A Compassionate Look

Ryan Schowen

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

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

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