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Forum for Anthropology and Culture. № 7 , 2011. City Culture, Urban Culture.

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Forum for Anthropology and Culture. № 7 , 2011. City Culture, Urban Culture. Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences, 2011. European University at the St. Petersburg, 2011. University of Oxford, 2011.

 

ISSN 1815-8927

 

Contents

 

Editors’ Foreword

 

Forum 12: City Culture, Urban Culture

Vladimir Abashev, Mikhail Alekseevsky,  Maria Akhmetova, Stephen V. Bittner, Anatoly Breslavsky, Benjamin Cope, Heather Dehaan, Megan Dixon, Dmitry Gromov, Natalya Kosmarskaya, Mikhail Lurye, Kirill Maslinsky, Mikhail Matlin, György Peteri, Vladimir Poddubikov, Robert Pyrah, Irina Razumova, Tanya Richardson, Monica Rüthers, Alexander Sadovoi, Mikhail Stroganov.

 

Articles

 

Paul Manning. The Theory of the Cafe Peripheral: Laghidze’s Waters and Cafe Peripheral Urban Modernity.

 

Victoria Donovan. ‘Going Backwards, We Stride Forwards’: Kraevedenie Museums and the Making of Local Memory in North west Russia, 1956-1981.

 

Anna Sokolova. Funerals without a Body: The Transformation of the Traditional Funeral Ritual (Translated by Ralph Cleminson). 

 

Irina Nazarova. Why Do(n’t) We Believe in Portents and Omens? (Translated by Ralph Cleminson).

 

Reviews

 

Sergei Abashin. New Subjects, Social Transformations: Caroline Humphrey. Post-sovetskie transformatsii v aziatskoi chasti Rossii: Antropologicheskii ocherk [Post-Soviet Transformations in Asiatic Russia. An Anthropological Study]. M.: Natalis, 2010.

 

Elena Nosenko-Shtein. The Shtetl Revisited: V.A. Dymshits, A.L. Lvov, A.V. Sokolova (comp.). Shtetl: XXI vek. Polevye issledovaniya [The Shtetl in the twenty-First Century. Field Studies]. SPb.: Izdatelstvo Evropeiskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2008 (Studia Ethnologica. Issue 5).

 

Alena Pfoser. The New Soviet Man in the Feminine: Yulia Gradskova. Soviet People with Female Bodies. Performing Beauty and Maternity in Soviet Russia the mid 1930s – 1960s. Stockholm: Stokholm University Press, 2007.

 

Katharina Uhl. New insights, Old Paradigms? Melanie Ilic and Jeremy Smith (eds.). Soviet State and Society Under Nikita Khrushchev. London: Routledge, 2009.

 

Catriona Kelly. From Hygiene to Glamour: The (De)Sovietisation of Underwear: Olga Gurova. Sovetskoe nizhnee belyo: mazhdu ideologiei I povsednevnostyu [Soviet Underwear: Between Ideology and the Everyday], M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2008.