By Rolant Czvetkovski (ed.), Aleksis Hoffmeister (ed.)
Ethnographers helped to understand, to appreciate and likewise to form imperial in addition to Soviet Russia’s cultural variety. This quantity specializes in the contexts within which ethnographic wisdom was once created. frequently, ethnographic findings have been outmoded through imperial discourse: Defining areas, connecting them with ethnic origins and conceiving nationwide entities unavoidably implied the mapping of political and historic hierarchies. yet past those spatial conceptualizations the essays fairly handle the explicit stipulations during which ethnographic wisdom seemed and altered. at the one hand, they flip to different fields into which ethnographic wisdom poured and materialized, i.e., historical past, historiography, anthropology or ideology. at the different, they both think of the impression of the categorical codecs, i.e., photos, maps, atlases, lectures, songs, museums, and exhibitions, on educational in addition to non-academic manifestations.
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Petersburg RGO, in contrast to the Ethnological or the Anthropological Society of London, was not particularly interested in the prehistory of mankind. Its surveys of the ethnic and social heterogeneity of the Russian Empire owed a great deal to the belief that with its help, imperial rule could be exercised in a more enlightened and efficient manner. L. Ransel (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1998), 108– 141. 48 The results were partially published under the title Sobranie mestnikh etnograficheskikh opisanii Rossii.
Kommentierte Bibliographie zeitgenössischer Titel und Bericht über die Forschung [A history of everyday life of the lower strata in the Russian Empire (1861–1914). ], in Histoires de l’Anthropologie (XVI–XIX siècles) [Histories of anthropology (sixteenth to nineteenth century)], ed. B. Rupp-Eisenreich (Paris: Klincksieck, 1984), 247–258; Sergeï Sokolovskii, “De la particularité de l’anthropologie russe” [On the particularity of Russian anthropology], in Panorama de l’anthropologie russe contemporaine [Panorama of contemporary Russian anthropology], eds.