An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR

An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR

By: Alexis Hofmeister (editor), Roland Cvetkovsky (editor)Hardback

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The essays in this book address fields into which ethnographic knowledge poured - military, mission, history, anthropology, and literature. It broadens our understanding of knowledge formats - pictures, maps, atlases, plays, tape recordings, lectures, films, posters, museums, and exhibitions, exerting a powerful influence on imperial identities. According to the authors, it is place, space, territories and boundaries ethnographic knowledge was superseded by imperial discourse: defining regions, establishing ethnic or national affiliations, and conceiving geographical entities implied the mapping of political and historical hierarchies

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Cvetkovski and Hofmeister are assistant professors at the Department of Eastern European History in Cologne


1. Introduction: On the Making of Ethnographic Knowledge in Russia 2. Imperial Case Studies: Russian and British Ethnographic Theory Part I: Paradigms 3. Russian Ethnography as a Science: Truths Claimed, Trails Followed 4. Beyond, Against, and with Ethnography: Physical Anthropology as a Science of Russian Modernity 5. Ethnography, Marxism and Soviet Ideology 6. Ethnogenesis and Historiography: Historical Narratives for Central Asia, 1940s - 1950s Part II: Representations 7. Symbols, Conventions and Practices: Visual Representation of Ethnographic Knowledge on Siberia in Early Modern Maps and Reports 8. Empire Complex: Arrangements in the Russian Ethnographic Museum, 1910 9. Learning about the Nation: Ethnographical Representations of Children, Representations of Ethnography for Children Part III: Peoples 10. Siberian Ruptures: Dilemmas of Ethnography in Imperial Situation 11. Concepts of Ukrainian Folklore and the Transition from Imperial Russia to Stalin's Soviet Empire 12. No Love Affair: Ingush and Chechen Imperial Ethnographies 13. National Inventions: The Imperial Emancipation of the Karaites from Jewishness 14. List of Contributors

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  • publication date: 10/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9786155225765
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9786155225765
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 6155225761

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