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Alessandro Jedlowski

transport technology (the shipping container) and by the cargo concealed in it within this process. By focusing on an attempted, rather than achieved, return, this article argues, together with some recent scholarship on migration, 14 for the importance of

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Trading places

Post-socialist container markets and the city

Caroline Humphrey and Vera Skvirskaja

This article discusses a vast, new and semi-legal marketplace of shipping containers on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine. It is suggested that such markets, which have sprung up at several places in post-socialist space where routes intersect, have certain features in common with mediaeval trade fairs. However, today's markets have their own specificities in relation to state and legal regimes, migration, and the cities to which they are semi-attached. The article analyzes the Seventh Kilometer Market (Sed'moi) near Odessa as a particular socio-mythical space. It affords it own kind of protection and opportunities to traders, but these structures may be unstable in a changing economic climate.

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Beth Gutelius, Janet Gibson, Dhan Zunino Singh, Steven J. Gold, Alexandra Portmann, Peter Cox, Rudi Volti, Adrian Drummond-Cole and Steven D. Spalding

Intersections of Globalization: Domestic Infrastructure Meets the Shipping Container Matthew Heins, The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping Container and Freight Transportation (New York: Routledge, 2016), 222 pp., $145

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

): 479–486. 4 Thomas Birtchnell and John Urry, “The Mobilities and Post-mobilities of Cargo,” Consumption Markets and Culture 18, no. 1 (2015): 25–38; Craig Martin, “Shipping Container Mobilities, Seamless Compatibility, and the Global Surface of

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“Containers, Carriers, Vehicles”

Three Views of Mobility from Africa

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Jeroen Cuvelier and Katrien Pype

-centric, and Western approaches to mobility. Alessandro Jedlowski’s article opens with the shipping container, which he uses both as a material thing and a metaphor for exploring the role of containment and spatial location of moving things and their economies

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Ka-Kin Cheuk

, rubbish fabrics]. Various cheap, lightweight fabrics (certain kinds of satin, for example) are called rubbish because they are produced very quickly in large quantities (by the shipping-container load), with extremely low production cost – the lowest in

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Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief

Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

their place of work, typically in a shipping container, railway wagon or a ‘temporary’ building [ vremianka ] within the grounds of the construction site. As in other global cities, there is also a huge informal market in ‘mattress space’ in which, for

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James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton and Fiona Wilkie

globes into boxes, to be packed into larger boxes, crates, shipping containers. Consider the card games played belowdecks in the evenings on the ship carrying the containers across the ocean. … Consider the signature on the shipping manifest when the ship