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Antropologicheskij forum, 2017, no. 33

 

A Review of D. ARZYUTOV D., S. ALYMOV, D. G. ANDERSON (eds.), OT KLASSIKOV K MARKSIZMU: SOVESHCHANIE ETNOGRAFOV MOSKVY I LENINGRADA (5–11 APRELYA 1929 G.) [FROM CLASSICS TO MARXISM: THE CONFERENCE OF MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD ETHNOGRAPHERS (5–11 APRIL, 1929)]. St Petersburg: MAE RAS, 2014, 511 pp. (Kunstkamera — Archive, vol. 7)

Anton Sveshnikov

Omsk State University
55, Prospect Mira, Omsk, Russia
National Research University Higher School of Economics
20, Myasnitskaya st., Moscow, Russia
pucholik@rambler.ru

Abstract: The reviewed book contains the first publication of the full stenograph of the Soviet ethnographers conference of 1929 based on the text kept in the archives of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography RAS. This conference was the most important stage in the development of “Soviet ethnography”. The highly professional publication of the stenograph includes a full-fledged preface, commentary, index of topics and authors, and will undoubtedly become a valuable historiographical source for studying the history of Russian humanities.

Keywords: Soviet ethnography, conference of ethnographers, Soviet Marxism, history of science.

To cite: Sveshnikov A., ‘A Review of Arzyutov D., Alymov S., Anderson D. G. (eds.), Ot klassikov k marksizmu: soveshchanie etnografov Moskvy i Leningrada (5–11 aprelya 1929 g.) [From Classics to Marxism: The Conference of Moscow and Leningrad Ethnographers (5–11 April, 1929)]. St Petersburg: MAE RAS, 2014, 511 pp.’, Antropologicheskij forum, 2017, no. 33, pp. 182–188.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/033/sveshnikov.pdf