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Push the Button: Interactive Television and Collaborative Journalism in Japan
As viewing habits have been transformed globally by on-demand services, and viewership has lagged due to competition from social and interactive technologies, television professionals have struggled to articulate a vision ...
Remaking the Pilot: Unmanned Aviation and the Transformation of Work in Postagrarian North Dakota
This dissertation examines changing forms of expertise and their institutionalization as piloting becomes an activity undertaken on the ground rather than in the sky. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in and around ...
Moving Ho Chi Minh City: Planning Public Transit in the Motorbike Metropolis
This dissertation analyzes the role of speed in contemporary urban life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. While the modern condition often champions speed, I found residents and city planners criticizing the effects of ...
Re-imagining Silk Roads: Transnational Movement among the Sinophone Muslims between China and Central Asia
Nationalism is on the rise in contemporary Asia. It poses serious challenges to the mobility of ethnic and religious minorities in the region. Anthropologists have long been investigating the state-minority relationship ...