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Mobilities, Meanings, Manoeuvrings
This volume explores how the city and the sea converse and converge in creating new forms of everyday urbanity in archipelagic and island Southeast Asia. Drawing inspiration from case studies spanning Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and New Caledonia, the volume rethinks the place of the sea in coastal cities, through a mobility-inspired understanding of urbanity itself. How might conceptualisations of contemporary coastal urbanisms be approached from the sea, in ways that complicate singularly terrestrial, fixed framings of the city? What connections, contradictions, and dissonances can be found between sea change and urban change? While addressing these questions, the authors re-centre more marginal voices of those who dwell and work in islanded metropoles, offering new insights on the futures and contested nature(s) of littoral urban transformation.
Der Kuban und der agromeliorative Komplex: Eine sowjetische Umwelt- und Technikgeschichte, 1929–1991
Das Spannungsverhältnis von allgegenwärtigem Mangel bei potentiellem Überfluss zählt zu den zentralen Widersprüchen der sowjetischen Geschichte. Mit Blick auf den „Brotkorb Russlands“ stellt sich die Frage, wie eines der fruchtbarsten Agrargebiete der Welt so heruntergewirtschaftet wurde, dass die Sowjetunion sogar Getreide importieren musste, um Hungersnöte zu vermeiden. In diesem Kontext untersucht Timm Schönfelder den Aufstieg und Fall der künstlichen Bewässerung entlang des südrussischen Flusses Kuban von den Jahren nach der Oktoberrevolution bis zum Zerfall des Imperiums. Als Studie zur menschlichen Hybris im Zeitalter ingenieurtechnischer Utopien liefert sie einen empirisch fundierten Beitrag zu einem tieferen Verständnis des sowjetischen Agrarsystems. Darüber hinaus beleuchtet sie die zentralen Idiosynkrasien sowjetischer Herrschaftskultur und hilft, die jüngeren Entwicklungen eines offenen, aber noch immer stark korruptionsbehafteten Marktes in Russland besser zu verstehen.
Volume Editors: Ana Simões and Maria Paula Diogo
Why write a book about science, technology, and medicine in Lisbon? No one questions the value of similar studies of European capital cities such as Paris or London, but they are not reflective of the norm. Alongside its unique characteristics, Lisbon more closely represents the rule and deserves attention as such. This book offers the first urban history of science, technology and medicine in Lisbon, 1840-1940. It addresses the hybrid character of a European port city, scientific capital and imperial metropolis. It discusses the role of science, technology, and medicine in the making of Lisbon, framed by the analysis of invisibilities, urban connections, and techno-scientific imaginaries. The book is accompanied by a virtual interactive map.
Maritime spaces are socially constructed by humans and refer to seas and islands, coasts, port cities and villages, as well as ships and other human-made marine structures. Social interaction with marine environments and living beings, e.g. in a symbolic, cultural or economic manner, has led to the emergence of spatial structures which affect the knowledge, beliefs, meanings and obstinately patterns. Those structures shape mutual expectations of human beings and form the perception, imagination, or memory of inhabitants of maritime spaces. They enable or restrict human action, construct people’s everyday life, their norms and values, and are changeable.

Contributors include: Jan Asmussen, Robert Bartłomiejski, Benjamin Bowles, Isabel Duarte, Eduardo Sarmento Ferreira, Rita Grácio, Marie C. Grasmeier, Karolina Izdebska, Seung Kuk Kim, Arkadiusz Kołodziej, Agnieszka Kołodziej-Durnaś, Maciej Kowalewski, Urszula Kozłowska, Ulrike Kronfeld-Goharani, Rute Muchacho, Giacomo Orsini, Włodzimierz Karol Pessel, Célia Quico, Harini Sivalingam, Joana Sousa, Frank Sowa, Nuno Cintra Torres, and Günter Warsewa.
In: Maritime Spaces and Society
In: Maritime Spaces and Society
In: Maritime Spaces and Society
In: Maritime Spaces and Society