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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

conceptualize capture as a series of ongoing entanglements created, perpetuated or revealed by alternative energy development in Zanzibar. Anthropologists have found the concept of ‘entanglement’ useful in describing complex assemblages of humans and non

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Art-making, Becoming Girl and Collective Biography

Marnina Gonick

This article analyses a set of stories and artworks that were produced in the context of a collective biography workshop. A Deleuzian framework is used to explore the entanglements that are produced through a cross-reading of different kinds of texts, each taking up the question of girlhood subjectivities. The analysis focuses on the contradiction and indeterminacy of meaning-making in the research process. The aim is to investigate how different kind of knowing and a different kind of knowledge(s) are produced in the movements between texts, sensation and affect.

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Entanglements with the ‘Sea’

Persian Poetry and Diasporic Iranian Literature in Australia

Nasim Yazdani and Michele Lobo

-place connections. The article explores how the geographical realm and particularly the sea provide a framework for poetic relationships with place. It investigates human-nature entanglements by revisiting the work of both classical and contemporary Persian poets

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Ambiguous entanglements

Infrastructure, memory and identity in indigenous Evenki communities along the Baikal–Amur Mainline

Olga Povoroznyuk

The Baikal–Amur Mainline (BAM) project has been the embodiment of (post‐)Soviet modernisation with its promises of economic prosperity, mobility and connectivity. It boosted regional development and introduced new forms of mobility, but also accelerated sedentarisation, assimilation and social polarisation among Evenki, an indigenous people who had been living in the region long before the arrival of the megaproject. Complex and often ambiguous entanglements of Evenki with the BAM infrastructure – from participation in construction to the exchange of goods to loss of reindeer and land, shaped indigenous ways of life, memories and identities. The master‐narrative of the BAM seems to have been internalised by many Evenki and to have drowned out critical voices and indigenous identities. In this article, I direct attention to ‘hidden transcripts’, thereby giving voice to underrepresented memories and perspectives on the BAM within Evenki communities. Drawing on ethnographic materials and interviews with indigenous leaders, reindeer herders and village residents, who experienced the arrival of the BAM and have been entangled with the railroad in various ways, I seek to contribute to a critical and comprehensive history of the BAM and to explore the construction and articulation of indigenous identities large‐scale infrastructure and development projects.

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Familial Intimacy and the ‘Thing’ between Us

Cuddle Curtains and Desires for Detached Relationality in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Andreas Streinzer, Almut Poppinga, Carolin Zieringer, Anna Wanka, and Georg Marx

: touch without the troubling risk of contracting the virus. It is this artefact that we examine here by contrasting it with other similar ‘things’, namely barriers to fluids and viruses in sex work. Viral Entanglements, the Cuddle Curtain and

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Sensing Multispecies Entanglements

Koto as an ‘Ontology’ of Living

Shiho Satsuka

This article explores how matsutake, with its elusive characteristics that evade human senses, guides humans to cultivate a sensitivity to multispecies entanglements. It analyzes the concept of koto, developed by psychiatrist Bin Kimura, to describe how people learn to notice the events and happenings that a variety of beings are engaging in at every moment, even though these practices often elude human consciousness. Drawing examples from a manga series and two ethnographic cases in Japan—a grassroots satoyama forest revitalization movement and a forest biomass study—the article discusses koto as an ‘ontology’ of entangled life. At the same time, koto raises questions about ‘ontology’, as it indicates the traces of struggle in translating the term itself.

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Enabling Entanglements to Emerge

Discovering Performance Curation in the Philippines

Regina Bautista

, Pineda asked if I would write a review on performance curation in the Philippines as a means to, as she put it about her own practice, “sit on my own entanglement … and transdisciplinary practice” (personal communication 2021). In our own conversations, I

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The Little Entente of Women, Feminisms, Tensions, and Entanglements within the Interwar European Women's Movement

Krassimira Daskalova

—as Susan Zimmermann put it—dual, or “inter/national.” 11 One way to fully understand the ideas and activities of such leading figures, the aims and goals of the organizations for which they worked, and the entanglements in the agendas of the LEW and the

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Lines in the Sacred Landscape

The Entanglement of Roads, Resources, and Informal Practices in Buriatiia

Anna Varfolomeeva

villages (in 2016) and in Ulan-Ude (in 2016 and 2017). 1 In addition, it relies on the analysis of local newspapers as well as social network publications. 2 Using Tim Ingold's (2007a , 2015 ) concept of the entanglement of lines as the theoretical

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Ottoman Conceptual History

Challenges and Prospects

Alp Eren Topal and Einar Wigen

between cultures have produced a higher degree of conceptual entanglements, conceptual history allows us to speak about interaction across linguistic and cultural boundaries without reverting to “import,” “transfer,” or “imitation.” 11 It is, in a way, an