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We invite contributions to discuss and investigate how infrastructures shape and affect power relations and daily life; how they produce or organize inequalities, discrimination, or differentiated access to public goods and services; and how they may become part of state violence, or resistance, in Ottoman and post-Ottoman geographies.
In recent years, infrastructures as forms of development, progress, or carriers of optimistic promises of modernity have been questioned. For example, cultural anthropologists have been examining infrastructures as tools that give shape to daily life with effects on, or consequences such as, inequality, discrimination and violence. We further want to ask: Which aspects of infrastructures concern gender, race, colonialism, and class? Or, how do infrastructures relate to emotions, dreams, the exchange of ideas, and the production of culture?