Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2018. No. 14

Forum 36: From Fieldwork to Written Text

  • Editors’ Questions

    Andrei Andreev, Tatyana Barandova, Leonid Barandov, Inessa Tarusina, Olga Boitsova, Ugo Corte, Stephan Dudeck, Marina Hakkarainen, Alexandra Kasatkina, Ekaterina Khonineva, Olga Khristoforova, Mikhail Lurye, Olga Sasunkevich, Andrei Tiukhtiaev, Aimar Ventsel

    Nikolai Vakhtin. How Meanings Are Created (An Afterword to the Discussion)

Period of Stagnation? The Brezhnev Era 35 Years On

  • Albert Baiburin, Catriona Kelly. The Brezhnev Era in Anthropological Retrospective

  • Ekaterina Melnikova. By the People’s Hands: The Sledopyt Movement in the USSR of the 1960–80s

  • Sergei Alymov. Activating the ‘Human Factor’: Do the Roots of Neoliberal Subjectivity Lie in the ‘Stagnation’?

  • Alfrid Bustanov. The Qur’an for Soviet Citizens: The Rhetoric of Progress in the Theological Works of ‘Abd al-Bari Isaev


  • Anna Cieślewska. Local Development in Practice: A Case Study. Mahalla Committees in Their Interaction with a Foreign NGO in the Vakhsh Valley in Tajikistan

  • Ksenia Golovina. Material Culture and Bricolage: Russian-Speaking Migrants in Japan Who Make and Procure Objects


  • Alexander Fyodor Nicolai. A Review of Serguei Oushakine, Alexey Golubev (eds.), XX vek: pisma voyny. Antologiya voennoy korrespondentsii [20th Century: War Letters. Anthology of War Correspondence]. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2016, 832 pp.

  • Yulia Vymyatnina. A Review of Arjun Appadurai, Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016, 180 pp.

  • Maria Stanyukovich. The ‘Swine Turn’: A Review of Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme, Pigs and Persons in the Philippines. Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Ritual. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014, 161 pp.