Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2012. No. 7


V.A. Dymshits, A.L. Lvov, A.V. Sokolova (comp.) Shtetl: XXI vek. Polevye issledovaniya [The Shtetl in the Twenty-First Century. Field Studies]. SPb.: Izdatelstvo Evropeiskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2008. (Studia Ethnologica. Issue 5).

Review by Elena Nosenko-Shtein 'The Shtetl Revisited'


Yulia Gradskova. Soviet People with Female Bodies. Performing Beauty and Maternity in Soviet Russia the mid 1930s–1960s. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2007.

Review by Alena Pfoser 'The New Soviet Man in the Feminine'


Melanie Ilic and Jeremy Smith (eds.). Soviet State and Society Under Nikita Khrushchev. London: Routledge, 2009.

Review by Katharina Uhl 'New Insights, Old Paradigms?'


Olga Gurova. Sovetskoe nizhnee belyo: mezhdu ideologiei i povsednevnostyu [Soviet Underwear: Between Ideology and the Everyday]. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2008.

Review by Catriona Kelly 'From Hygiene to Glamour: The (De)Sovietisation of Underwear'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2010. No. 6


Marina Mogilner. Homo imperii: istoriya fizicheskoi antropologii v Rossii [Homo Imperii: A History of Physical Anthropology in Russia]. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2008.

From the Editorial Board

Review by Aleksandr Kozintsev 'Science Minus Science'

Review by Ekaterina Melnikova 'From Homo Imperii to Anthropology in Russia, and Back'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2009. No. 5


W.F. Raiyan [Ryan]. Banya v polnoch. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2006. 720 p.; ill.

Review by Andrei Toporkov 'What Do You Find in the Bathhouse if You Go There at Midnight?' 

W.F. Ryan. Reply to Andrei Toporkov


Paula A. Michaels. Curative Power: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. 239 p. 

Review by Sergei Abashin 'Curative Empire?'


Catherine Merridale. Ivan's War. The Red Army 1939-1945. L.: Faber and Faber, 2005 (paperback edition). 396 p. 

Review by Oleg Ken 'Existential Empathy'


I. A. Morozov et al. (eds). Muzhskoi sbornik. 3 vols. M./SPb.: Labirint/Indrik, 2001-2007.

Review by Connor Doak 'Men's Tears and Other Extreme Situations'


Helena Goscilo and Andrea Lanoux (eds.). Gender and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Russian Culture, De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. 267 p.

Oleg Ryabov. ‘Rossiya-Matushka': Natsionalizm, gender i voina v Rossii XX veka, ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgardt, 2007. 290 p.

Review by Andy Byford. 'Mother Russia'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2007. No. 4

Willard Sunderland. Taming the Wild Field: Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 2004. XVII + 239 p.

Review by Igor Grachev, Pavel Rykin 'A European's View of Asiatic History'

Review by Alexander Morrison 'What is 'Colonisation'? An Alternative View of Taming the Wild Field'


Mikhail Robinson. Sudby akademicheskoi elity: Otechestvennoe slavyanovedenie (1917 - nachalo 1930-x godov). [The Fate of the Academic Elite: Russian Slavonic Studies (1917 - the beginning of the 1930s)] Moscow: Indrik, 2004. 432 p.

Review by Andy Byford 'Literary Academia under Soviet Power'


Birgit Beumers. Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. (Series: Popular Cultures in the Contemporary World). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005. 399 pp., ill.

Review by Ilia Utekhin 'The Culture Bazaar'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2006. No. 3


Alexei Elfimov. Russian Intellectual Culture in Transition: The Future in the Past. Münster, Hamburg, London: Lit Verlag, 2003. 209 p.

Review by Andy Byford 'The Russian Intelligentsia Now'


Frederick C. Corney. Telling October. Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. 320 p.

Michael S. Gorham. Speaking in Soviet Tongues: Language Culture and the Politics of Voice in Revolutionary Russia. DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. 277 p.

Review by Polly Jones 'The Language of Revolution'


Laura Olson. Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity. New York and London: Routledge Curzon, 2004. 304 p.

Review by Andrew Jenks '(Re)-Inventing Russian Traditions'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2005. No. 2

  Peter Schweitzer. Siberia and Anthropology: National Traditions and Transnational Moments  in the History of Research. Higher Doctorate (Habilitationsschrift), defended in 2002 at the University of Vienna, September 2001. 376 p.

Review by Nikolai Vakhtin 'Discovering the North'

  K. A. Bannikov. Antropologiya ekstremal'nykh grupp [The Anthropology of Extremist Groups]. Moscow, 2002. 399 p.

Review by Zhanna Kormina 'Cosmic Balls'


A. A. Panchenko. Khristovshchina i skopchestvo: folklor i traditsionnaya kultura russkikh misticheskikh sekt The Christ Faith and the Auto-Castrators: the Folklore and Traditional Culture of Russian Mystical Sects]. Moscow: OGI, 2002. 544 p.

Review by Arina Tarabukina 'The Ethnography of Mysticism'

Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2004. No. 1


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]. Moscow: Indrik, 2003. 528 p.

Review by Mikhail Lurye 'The Road with No Verges'


A.N. Rozov. Svyashchennik v dukhovnoi zhizni russkoi derevni [The Priest in the Spiritual Life of the Russian Village]. St Petersburg: Aleteya, 2003. 255 p.

Review by Veronika Makarova 'The Life of the Orthodox Pastor'


S. Lovell. Summerfolk. A History of the Dacha 1710-2000. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003. xvii + 260 p.

Review by Ilya Utekhin 'Dacha Reading'


K. Kaurinkoski. Les Grecs dans le Donbass: Analyse des identites collectives dans deux villages d'Ukraine Orientale. Université de Provence: Septentrion, 1997. Ser. Thése a la carte. 556 p.

Review by Vlada Baranova, Kseniya Viktorova 'National Identity on the Shores of the Azov'


E. A. Okladnikova. Traditsionnye kultury Severnoi Ameriki kak tsivilizatsionnyi fenomen [The Traditional Cultures of North America as a Civilisational Phenomenon]. St Petersburg: MAE, 2003. 391 p.

Review by Yuri Berezkin 'A Ship of Fools'


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