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The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Dimitris Dalakoglou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnographic and historical study of the main Albanian-Greek cross-border highway. It is not merely an ethnography on the road but an anthropology of the road. Complex sociopolitical ... More


6.1 An e-Infrastructure for the Social Sciences

Rob Procter

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the 1960s, funding bodies around the world have made heavy investments in resources that provide the evidence base for social science research. However, there have been concerns that such ... More


Ecologies of Possibility: Dwelling, Politics, and Government Along Khon Kaen’s Railway Tracks

Eli Elinoff

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the shifting ecologies of the spaces along the railway tracks in the provincial capital city of Northeastern Thailand, Khon Kaen. It traces the land’s history by describing how ... More


Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Bonnie C. Wade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

When, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japanese leaders put into motion processes of modernization, Western music was adopted into the curriculum of a new educational system as a ... More


From dromocracy toward a new critical dromology

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is a discussion of the relationships between roads and their links to notions of culture and material culture in anthropology and other social sciences today. Theoretically, departing from Boas’ ... More


The state(s) of the road

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter departs from the first highways built in Albania during WWI and passing through the Italian fascist’s regime’s road project of the 1930s, focuses on the socialist period. I propose a ... More


The city and the road

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The urban topography of Gjirokastër city, where part of the current ethnography was based, is under a continuous process of change during the last two decades. The city has in fact been relocated ... More


The road of/on transition

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is the key ethnographic chapter of the book: According to local mythology, danger influxes via the road and wealth outflux. It is by no coincidence that all these oral discourses in Gjirokastër ... More


Progress

Nathalie Dessens

in Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The years covered by Boze's correspondence were, in New Orleans, an extremely busy period of expansion and urbanization. The city was at the intersection of the old colonial world and the world of ... More


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