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Across the Chinese borderlands, investments in large-scale transnational infrastructure such as roads and special economic zones have increased exponentially over the past two decades. Based on long-term ethnographic research, Borderland Infrastructures addresses a major contradiction at the heart of this fast-paced development: small-scale traders have lost their historic strategic advantages under the growth of massive Chinese state investment and are now struggling to keep their businesses afloat. Concurrently, local ethnic minorities have become the target of radical resettlement projects, securitization, and tourism initiatives, and have in many cases grown increasingly dependent on state subsidies. At the juncture of anthropological explorations of the state, border studies, and research on transnational trade and infrastructure development, Borderland Infrastructures provides new analytical tools to understand how state power is experienced, mediated, and enacted in Xinjiang and Yunnan. In the process, Rippa offers a rich and nuanced ethnography of life across China’s peripheries.

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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Part 1: Proximity
  1. 1. Connections
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  1. Interlude — proximity
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  1. 2. Bridgehead
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  1. Coda
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  1. Part 2: Curation
  1. 3. Dependency
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  1. Interlude — curation
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  1. 4. Heritage
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  1. Coda
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  1. Part 3: Corridor
  1. 5. Control
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  1. Interlude — corridor
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  1. 6. (Il)Licitness
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048543564
MARC Record
OCLC
1191777758
Pages
306
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-31
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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