Introduction Frontier regions in the global South are complex and dynamic physical and social spaces where cultures meet and goods and ideas are exchanged, negotiated, and contested ( Alvarez 1995 ; Giersch 2006 ). Such locales can offer numerous
Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today
Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh
Fuelling Capture: Africa's Energy Frontiers
Michael Degani, Brenda Chalfin, and Jamie Cross
) asserts, in many respects Africa is the last frontier of capitalism in the twenty-first century. For corporations, investors and entrepreneurs, the convergence of resources, local energy sources and emerging energy demand holds out the promise of profit
of adolescence and popular culture in the second half of the nineteenth century. Specifically, public reaction to the crime gestures to broader cultural connections between boys, boyhood, and frontier mythos embedded in readings of the American dime
Siberia and New France to 1760
David N. Collins
Eminent historians in Canada have contended that pioneer societies often experience marked sexual imbalance in their early stages, having far fewer women than men. Certain Soviet historians tended to deny the existence of such a problem in Siberia. Since the two regions match each other in many ways (they enjoy similar geographical conditions, were settled by European peoples at roughly the same historical period for analogous purposes and were both governed in a centralised military/bureaucratic fashion), an investigation was undertaken into the reasons for Canadian and Soviet disagreements over the issue. Concentrating on the period of earliest exploration and settlement, before large-scale British immigration, the study predominantly compares Russian settlement in Siberia with its French equivalent in New France. Data from both sides make it quite clear that in the early stages there were fewer women than there were men, that the imbalances were overcome during a century or more in regions where agriculture was possible, but persisted in more northerly territories or unstable military zones. The sources from which women came were: interbreeding with indigenous peoples, government attempts to provide women for male settlers and rapid natural increase, with the probability that more female than male offspring survived. Clear parallels exist between the Siberian and Canadian experience, despite the cultural, economic and political differences. Soviet denials of an early imbalance seem to have been dictated by a need to prove that the USSR had never experienced colonialism of the type characteristic of the European empires.
Commons, Contested Resources, and Contact Zones in the High Arctic
Introduction: The Frontier Just over three decades ago, the anthropologist Hugh Brody suggested: ‘The history of the far north is the story of frontiers’ ( Brody 1987: 189 ). This is an apt preamble to this article. Over the past ten years
Jeffrey D. Hilmer
Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance by John S. Dryzek
Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien
What do natural resource frontiers look like when configured within the highly regulated systems of wealth redistribution, welfare provisions, and environmental governance that characterize the Nordic states? This is the overarching question that
Colonial Encounter and Intercultural Interaction in the Lao-Vietnamese Uplands
lowlands also demonstrated a ‘mimetic faculty’ (Benjamin  1986; see also Taussig 1993 ) in dealing with the different people living in the upland fringes of empires, for example, by modeling frontier administration on local forms of political
Recollections of an Intercultural Wanderer
Taking Park's postulate of a 'marginal man' as its starting point, this essay reviews some of the key ideas and approaches that have underpinned the development of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures from its inception. It concentrates on a discussion of the concept of 'cultures' - liminal, hybrid or otherwise - in different contexts and from different perspectives - boundaries and frontiers, places and spaces, migrants and memory - before turning towards the question of what and where Europe is, and what anthropology might have to say on it, concluding with reflections on AJEC's past, present and future contribution. An appendix provides details of the first twenty-one volumes of the journal.
Women and Siberian exile from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries
Andrew A. Gentes
This article aims at filling the historiographical gap of the part played by women in the early Siberian exile system. The state exploited both their bodies and labour, forcing them to be sexual pacifiers and producers of babies as well as 'frontier domesticators' in general. First sent in the late sixteenth century, their numbers increased after the Ulozhenie of 1649, which largely replaced the death sentence with exile. Further important stages in development were marked by Peter the Great as part of his construction of a service state and by Catherine the Great using Siberia for the purposes of expanding the population and removing schismatics. By the end of the eighteenth century, just over 50 per cent of more than half a million Russians living in Siberia's rural areas were women, both exiles and 'volunteers'. The article concludes that the treatment of such women impeded later Russian efforts to create a healthy society.