Culture incarnate: native anthropology from Russia by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

By Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

This selection of reviews makes use of the techniques of research and self-analysis to check the social, political and religious forces at paintings within the post-Soviet international. The textual content comprises discussions of ethnohistory, political anthropology and ethnic clash, and symbolic anthropology.

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He has recently devoted most of his time to organizing the forthcoming sixtyvolume series, Pamiatnikifol'klora narodov Sibirii Dal'nogo Vostoka (advertised in English as "Folklore of Siberia and the Far East"). Galina Urtanbekovna Soldatova is a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and holds a Kandidat of Historical Sciences degree. She is author of numerous ethnographic articles on the North Caucasus and was an established scholar in Ossetia before moving to Moscow.

Kulakovskii, and Platon A. Oiunskii (Sleptsov), all of whom were later persecuted for political activism. 1 Despite the initial Stalinist repression of Native intelligentsias, one of the more benevolent legacies of Soviet rule in its Russian mini-empire is that numerous non-Russian peoples have had opportunities for education, in their home districts, in regional centers, and in Moscow. Within each ethnic group in Russia, a few ethnographers, both amateur and professional, developed their own skills, and contributed greatly to their peoples' knowledge of their history and culture.

In 1994 she founded a "laboratory of cultural anthropology" within the Teacher's Training Institute of the Ministry of Education. Readers are referred to her Lichnost' v kul'turakh vostoka i zapada: k postanovke problemy (Personality in the Cultures of the East and West: Toward a Formulation of the Problem) (Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1994). Shamil Fatikhovich Mukhamediarov is a senior scientific researcher at the Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Extensively published in Russian and in Tatar, he is a Kandidat of Historical Sciences and a member of the Committee of Turkologists.

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