Tag: remoteness

Presentation: MyKnet.org: The cultural history & social life of an indigenous web-based environment

philbu , June 23rd, 2019

Budka, P. (2019). MyKnet.org: The cultural history and social life of an indigenous web-based environment. Paper at “The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections” Conference (RESAW19),…

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Paper: Internet for remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario

philbu , May 27th, 2017

Budka, P. (2017). Internet for remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario. Paper at “3rd CoRe Workshop – Mobility and Remoteness: What is the Connection?“, Vienna, Austr…

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Selective access or how states make #remoteness

Swargajyoti Gohain , November 22nd, 2016

What makes a place remote? Is remoteness that which is geographically distant from the centre of administrative, political and economic activities? Or is remoteness a construct of connectivity?…


Banditry and the Politics of #Remoteness in the Highlands of Madagascar

Marco Gardini , November 21st, 2016

Over the past few years, the resurgence of rural banditry in many regions of Madagascar has been an important topic of public and political debate. Local and national…


Being there: Humanitarian #remoteness

Ignacio Fradejas-García , November 18th, 2016

During World War II, Ruth Benedict conducted research about Japan at a distance. Challenging the stereotypical image of the white male researcher risking his life alone under fire,…


Making #Remoteness in the Sonoran desert

Marko Tocilovac , November 17th, 2016

When we think about deserts, we usually imagine them as quintessentially remote. We tend to take their remoteness as primordial rather than see it as a result of…


Economic #Remoteness and the ‘Development’ of Rural Ukraine

Deema Kaneff , November 16th, 2016

Nagorna, a village in Odessa province, Ukraine, has not always been a ‘remote’ place. During Soviet times, it was part of a thriving agricultural district, with the nearby…


Zomia 2.0: Political #remoteness and neoliberal connectivity in two casino towns in Myanmar and Laos

Alessandro Rippa , November 15th, 2016

The forested hills where Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and China meet are commonly known as the Golden Triangle, the world’s second largest opium-producing area. A common narrative when it…


Introduction to the week: #Remoteness redux?

Ruben Andersson , November 14th, 2016

For a long time, the direction seemed to be clear: the days of remote areas were numbered and it was only a question of time before they would…