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By Aslı Zengin
Published: 26 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2775-1
... urban transformation gentrification trans geography spatialized otherness place making ...
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027751-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2775-1
... This chapter is a story of trans geography in the urban landscape of Istanbul. Situating the sexual and sex/gender-transgressive character of Beyoglu within a broader social context of ethnic, religious, economic, sexual, and gendered spatialized otherness, the chapter delineates the historical...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... (in the form of newly opening transportation routes, for example) serves to figure the Japanese metropole, or naichi, as modern, while the outer areas, or gaichi, become not spatial others but localities within the expanding imperial grid. The chapter then moves to a discussion of the “colonial collection...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... undergrounds that could grow, move, and reproduce. In other words, placing carceral mines in their historic racialized geographies disrupts the narrative of national “progress” that is articulated through architectural infrastructures of iron and steel in industrialization, and demonstrates the white spatial...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... Chapter 10 examines the sun as a space of liminality within the extractive architectures of carceral conditions. The prison mine, as a liminal spatiality of lithic earth, cut across undergrounds, both racial and geologic. The subject position of the liminal occupies a different spatial zone...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374695-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... “The Acoustic Mediation of Voice, Self, and Others” deals with spatial-relational and acoustic dimensions that are naturalized through distinct sonic, performative, and listening practices. Two operas are examined: Meredith Monk’s 2008 Songs of Ascension (originally composed for a sculptural...
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
..., but rather trans-imperially present in the imaginations of those slaves and masters whose own local experiences in foreign locations were mirrored against the experiences of other slaves and masters. Such a perspective reveals the larger-scale temporal and spatial perspectives of Spanish colonialism...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter focuses on how what we hear relates to the material cause of the sound heard. Some sounds are rich in what the author calls “materializing sonic indices,” that is, sonic information about a given sound’s source. Other sounds are much less informative about the nature and even...
Book Chapter

By Lisa Messeri
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059226-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5922-6
... to allowing the Big Tech ethos of innovation regardless of harms and costs to persist. Fantasies of tech otherwise are necessary for bringing about other configurations between society and technology. metaverse spatial computing virtual reality Silicon Valley ...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027379-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9370-1
... Chapter Five, “Design as Infrastructure,” zooms in on the Dadaab camps' component architectures, authored ‘works’ by major relief organizations as well as refugees in Dadaab: the tarps, tents, and other structures whose design histories chart the material intersections between the camp...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373728-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7372-8
... Chapter 8 uses the analytical tools of feminist geography to reflect on the implications presented throughout the book, as well as to examine gendered-spatial dimensions in iconic representations of the 2013 Taksim Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. The chapter reveals the gendered and sexual...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... As in other quickly developing cities, a prevalent trope for gentrified Beijing is the palimpsest. It places the passing of time within a narrative of spatial transformation and the preservation of collective memory. I propose that although palimpsest seems to offer a location-specific...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374015-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... as transmuted by mobile communication devices in urban spaces, demonstrating that the results are uncannily akin to a form of contact improvisation stretched across time and space. Social choreographies are argued to be temporal and spatial patterns of life that are enabled or haunted by mobile portable...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... in semiformal networks among Nigerian leprosy workers and their patients at other leprosy settlements, in exchange for data on the administration and efficacy of new doses, combinations, and compounds. This took place against the backdrop of an increasing reluctance on the part of public health officials...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373728-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7372-8
... Chapter 4 explores spatialized embodied and sectarian dynamics in Bahrain’s 14 February Revolution, also known as the Pearl Revolution, which began in 2011. Based on interviews and examination of primary source documents and visual materials, it argues that gendered, sexualized, and racializing...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374176-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7417-6
... This chapter analyzes the forms of violence that have produced the temporal, spatial, and biographical disjunctures experienced by 1.5-generation Salvadoran youth. This chapter refuses distinctions between political and other forms of violence (a distinction that has been central to U.S. asylum...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027089-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2708-9
... that functioned as a place where new technologies contributed to shifting conceptions of the human body, earth, and communication. The chapter also examines how observatories were places through which the Indonesian, French, and other states could operate at rural frontiers to manage political crises. Kejawen had...
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 01 July 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059608-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5960-8
... of migration, anti-immigrant sentiment within the region, the consequence of migration on families, the architecture of remittances and changes to urban space, memory and mapmaking in migration, resilience of unaccompanied child migrants, and other intricacies of Central American migration. Central American...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... of the geographic configuration of archipelagoes. This logic would emphasize discontinuous connections rather than physical proximity, fluid movements across porous margins rather than delimited borders, and complex spatial networks rather than the oblique horizons of landscapes—in sum, moving islands rather than...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... information about a given sound’s source. Other sounds are much less informative about the nature and even location of their provenance. There is a tendency to counteract the causal vagueness of many sounds by anchoring them visually. Such spatial magnetization of sounds—linking sound to source via vision—can...