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Temporal Dimension of Attitudes toward Infrastructure and Opportunities for Relocation from the Northern Town

The Case of Kamchatskii Krai

Ksenia Gavrilova

article explores how the relocation plans of young people and judgments about the infrastructure of Tilichiki (Kamchatka, Oliutorskii District) are related to each other. The study reconsiders the concept of unidirectional population flow and analyzes the

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Infrastructural stripping and ‘recycling’ of copper

Producing the state in an industrial town in Serbia

Deana Jovanović

This paper explores infrastructural disruptions of utility provisioning caused by stealing of copper infrastructural parts in a copper‐processing town in Serbia. Such illicit practices of infrastructural stripping were part of copper circulation via theft, cynically referred to as ‘recycling’ of copper, and were incentivised by increased copper price and the specific local economy. Drawing from ethnography among the citizens who reacted to the disruption of the heating provision caused by infrastructural stripping and the disfranchised citizens who illegally recycled parts of infrastructures, I shift so far predominant scholarly focus on engagements with infrastructural material flows and/or their stasis to show how governance hinges on the very liquidation of infrastructural channels. Following the underlying mechanics of the ‘state’ and its uneven distributive politics, I argue that stripping of infrastructures and the consequential disruptions were vital in configuring the state as a desired framework necessary to regulate everyday (infrastructural) lives. I analyse how such process was arranged infrastructurally via socialist and post‐socialist patterns, which enabled the maintenance of some configurations of power (from the socialist past) to govern the everyday (infrastructural) lives. The paper contributes to the intersection between anthropological literature on infrastructures and the state and the study of post‐socialist infrastructures.

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Mythical Infrastructuring

The Work of Stories in the Making of the Chacao Bridge, Southern Chile

Rodrigo Cordero, Aldo Mascareño, Ignacia Rodríguez, and Francisco Salinas

Large-scale infrastructure projects are designed to help people live their daily lives in spatially and temporally unique settings, enacting modalities of political planning, cultural belonging, and territorial governance. They are built on the

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Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen

interactions that sustain uncertainty is briefly evoked, but the complex, patterned and structured forms that underpin or enable certainty and doubt – what we might call their ‘infrastructures’ – are given short thrift. Perhaps the work that comes closest to

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

Arriving in many big cities in the world, the picture that meets the eye is often one of visible infrastructure. The interior of the city seems to be laid out, particularly in the peripheries where construction work is going on and new roads

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Fighting Invasive Infrastructures

Indigenous Relations against Pipelines

Anne Spice

Critical infrastructure refers to processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. … Disruptions of

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The anthropology of infrastructure

The boom and the bubble?

Natalia Buier

The anthropology of infrastructure: The boom and the bubble? The recent popularity of the term infrastructure in anthropology would not surprise anyone surveying conference programs or tables of contents. As commentators have noticed, “across

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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

How the “Broken” Road Becomes a Site of Belonging in Postindustrial Eastern Siberia

Vasilina Orlova

infrastructure possesses a particular affective power. The way the road is a center of contesting contexts is exacerbated by the absence of central electricity and mobile phone towers in the vicinity; thus, the infrastructural systems interconnect as an

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Imaged and Imagined Infrastructure

Xiaoxuan Lu

Infrastructure Imagination: Hong Kong City Futures, 1972–1988 City Gallery, Central, Hong Kong, 24 March 2018 to 16 May 2018 Lead Curators: Cecilia Chu, Dorothy Tang Curatorial Team: Maxime Decaudin, Sben Korsh, Calvin Liang, Christina Lo

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Neglected Transportation Infrastructure

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Russian State in a Small Siberian Oil Town

Gertrude Saxinger, Natalia Krasnoshtanova, and Gertraud Illmeier

good transport infrastructure on the part of the state and the companies, including the maintenance of roads or public transport provision. Throughout this article, we explore the relationship between CSR and the wellbeing of individuals and communities