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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

political debates over whether the revenue derived from the oil industry is necessary for Ecuadorian development, numbers are a central means by which underground resources in the Amazon are imagined, negotiated, and governed. In this article, I examine the

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Konstantin B. Klokov

In the 1990s, dramatic socio-economic changes caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union greatly impacted reindeer husbandry across Russia. The overall decline of reindeer population at the federal level can be directly linked to economic reforms, which affected all branches of the economy. However, different local herding communities adopted different strategies, which resulted in various and even contradictory trends of reindeer numbers at the regional level. This article analyzes this diversity using statistics from the federal, regional, and local levels, and interviews with herders in different northern regions.

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Injury and Measurement

Jacob Grimm on Blood Money and Concrete Quantification

Anna Echterhölter

scientific conceptions of measurement, particularly because numeracy is not required. If numbers appear, they are woven into symbolic actions as it is believed that they may invite chance or fate. The second part of the article focuses on value measurement

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“Money Is Life”

Quantity, Social Freedom, and Combinatory Practices in Western Kenya

Mario Schmidt

someone who possesses 500 KSh is sitting in a bar that offers ten different liquors whose total cost equals 500 KSh. As shown by the discussion of Bell numbers (B n ) in the introduction, the ten liquors, if each costs 50 KSh, could be partitioned 115

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‘Tu Numeris Elementa Ligas’

The Consolation of Nature’s Numbers in Parlement of Foulys

C.W.R.D. Moseley

, proportion and weight, 14 and that analysing arithmetical, geometrical and musical patterns of the universe will reveal Him. Numbers as tools in reading the Bible were discussed by Augustine in De Doctrina Christiana ; 15 his own aesthetics are strongly

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Five Thousand, 5,000, and Five Thousands

Disentangling Ruble Quantities and Qualities

Sandy Ross

nature, as denominations of great magnitude (Five Thousand); as sums beyond comfortable reckoning (5,000); and as calculable, precise, and/or accurate numbers (five thousands). Writing about financial practices of low-income immigrants in Italy, Lazzer

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“The Changing of the Guards”?

British Prehistoric Collections and Archaeology in the Museums of the Future

Catherine. J. Frieman and Neil Wilkin

Museology’s critique of the traditional museum is focused on the centrality of objects to museum displays and, particularly, to the apparently objective truths encapsulated in glass cases full of large numbers of carefully measured and dated things

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Assaf Shapira

an ethnic group who are returning to their homeland” ( Gal 2008: 645 ), and aliyah is perceived as repatriation rather than immigration ( Weil 2001 ). While large numbers of olim have arrived in Israel since its establishment, until the 1990s

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Pulling up the Drawbridge

Anti-Immigrant Attitudes and Support for the Alternative for Germany among Russian-Germans

Michael A. Hansen and Jonathan Olsen

emigrated to Russia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Russian-Germans came to Germany in large numbers in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in the Soviet Union after 1991. Because of their ethnic German background