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Forum for Anthropology and Culture № 1.


Forum № 1 2004.

Cultural Anthropology: The State of the Field.


  •  Editors’ Foreword
  •  Note on Conventions


Cultural Anthropology: The State of the Field

Levon Abrahamian, Adele Baker, Pavel Belkov, Yury Berezkin, Konstantin Bogdanov, Sevir Chernetsov, Susan Gal, Bruce Grant, Nicholas Herney, Tim Ingold, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Catriona Kelly, Georgy Levinton, Aleksandr Panchenko, Steve Smith and Sergei Sokolovsky.

Afterword by Albert Baiburin.  


  •  Catriona Kelly, ‘The School Waltz’: The Everyday Life of the Post-Stalinist Soviet Classroom.
  •  Svetlana Adonyeva, The Pragmatics of the Chastushka: A Socio-Linguistic Study.
  •  Pavel Rykin, The Social Group and its Designation in Middle Mongolian: the Concepts irgen and   oboq.

Readings in Honour of D.K.Zelenin

St. Petersburg , November 2004

  •  Valeria Kolosova, Conference Report.
  •  Kirill Chistov, D.K.Zelenin’s Compendium Russian (East Slavonic) Ethnography: The German and Russian Editions.
  •  Olga Belova, ‘We Lived Side by Side’: Ethno-Cultural Stereotypes and Living Tradition.
  •  Mariya Akhmetova, ‘The Yellow Peril’ as Seen in Contemporary Church Culture.
  •  Ekaterina Melnikova, Eschatological Expectations at the Turn of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The End of the World is [Not] Nigh?
  •  Margarita Zhuikova, The Origin of the Expression tuda I doroga!

Materials from Museums

  •  Sergei Korsun, The Holdings Relating to the Tlingits in the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St Petersburg.


  •  Aleksei Zhukov, The Saami, 1200 – 1700 (Source Materials and Commentary).


  •  Mikhail Lurye, The Road with No Verges: T.B. Shchepanskaya. Kultura dorogi v russkoi miforitualnoi traditsiiXIX-XX vv.
  •  [The Jorney in Russian Rituals and Myths of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centurias].
  •  Veronika Makarova, The Life of the Orthodox Pastor: A.N.Rozov. Svyashchennik v dukhovnoi zhizni russkoi derevni [The Priest in the Spiritual Life of the Russian Village].
  •  Ilya Utekhin, Dacha Reading: S. Lovell. Summerfolk. A history of the Dacha 1710-2000.
  •  Vlada Baranova, Kseniya Viktorova, National Identity on the Shores of the Azov: K.Kaurinkoski. Les Grecs dans le Donbass.
  •  Yuri Berezkin, A Ship of Fools: E.A.Okladnikova. Traditsionnye kultury Severnoi Ameriki kak tsivilizatsionnyi fenimen [The Tradional Cultures of North America as a Civilisational Phenomenon].

Conference report

  •  Catriona Kelly, Martin McLaughlin, ‘The Future of the Humanities’ (European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 19-20 March 2004).

General Glossary

List of Contributors