Ab Imperio

"In sum, this fine collection of articles brings fresh insights into the political aspects of Russia’s Volkskunde. The authors’ positions range from attempts to complicate the picture and go beyond established views on the colonial character of knowledge production to defending Sonderweg conceptions of Russian history. The authors of the chapters are known for prior studies on the history of ethnography and anthropology in Russia, come from different academic traditions, and differ in their takes on the methodological framework suggested by the editors...The goal of the editors is by far not to accuse anyone, but rather to put under scrutiny almost three centuries of describing, mapping, and representing imperial peoples in Russia."
Reviewed book: 
Roland Cvetkovski
Alexis Hofmeister
$105.00 / €90.00 / £85.00
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