Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2004, no. 1



Editors' Foreword


Forum: Cultural Anthropology: The State of the Field 

Levon Abrahamian, Adele Barker, Pavel Belkov, Yury Berezkin, Konstantin Bogdanov, Sevir Chernetsov, Susan Gal, Bruce Grant, Nicholas Harney, 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

Valeriya Kolosova. Readings in Honour of D. K. Zelenin (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! and Slav Folk Beliefs about Two Ways of Dying


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 traditsii XIX–XX vv. [The Journey in Russian Rituals and Myths of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries]. Series Traditisionnaya dukhovnaya kultura slavyan: Sovremennye issledovaniya. Moscow: Indrik, 2003. 528 pp. 

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]. St Petersburg: Aleteiya, 2003. 254 pp. 

Ilya Utekhin. Dacha Reading: S. Lovell. Summerfolk. A History of the Dacha 1710–2000. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 2003. XVII+260 pp.

Vlada Baranova, Kseniya Viktorova. National Identity on the Shores of the Azov: K. Kaurinkoski. Les Grecs dans le Donbass. Sèries Тhèses à la carte. Paris: Septentrion/Université de Provence, 1997. 556 pp. 

Yuri Berezkin. A Ship of Fools: E. A. Okladnikova. Traditsionnye kultury Severnoi Ameriki kak tsivilizatsionnyi fenomen [The Traditional Cultures of North America as a Civilisational Phenomenon]. St Petersburg: Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2003. 391 pp.


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