Antropologicheskij forum, 2005, no. 3

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Forum: Teaching Students about Culture

From the Editorial Board

Pavel Belkov, Milena Benovska-Sabkova, Yuri Berezkin, Vladimir Buzin, Wes Williams, Michael Gorham, Lev Klein, Pavel Klubkov, Valerian Kozmin, Nancy Condee, Aleksei Novozhilov, Maria Stanyukovich, Valery Tishkov, Valentina Uzunova, Sarah Phillips, Boris Firsov, Yakov Sher, Andy Byford, Philip Bullok, Ekaterina Melnikova, Pavel Rykin, Gayane Shagoyan



On Certain Peculiarities in the Act of Communication

Nikolai Vakhtin

Rapa Nui Writing and Rapa Nui Language: Preliminary Results of Statistical Analysis

Igor Pozdniakov, Konstantin Pozdniakov

Omens Predicting the Arrival of Hernán Cortés in Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition

Anastasia Kalyuta

Yogra (Early Ob-Ugor-Perm Contacts and Ethnonymy)

Vladimir Napolskikh


Materials of Oxford Symposium

The Dangers of the Known World: Russian Folk Culture from 1800. Introductory Comments

Catriona Kelly

Heavenly Letters and Tales of the Forest: Superstition against Bolshevism

Stephen Smith

Response to Steve Smith

Daniel Beer

Dangerous Words: Taboos, Evasions, and Silence in Soviet Russia

Caroline Humphrey

Commentary on Language and Fear (Caroline Humphrey)

Polly Jones

Reading the Map of Heaven and Hell in Russian Popular Orthodoxy: Examining the Usefulness of the Concepts of Dvoeverie and Binary Oppositions

Faith Wigzell

Response to Faith Wigzell

Stephen Lovell

Concepts of the Word in Traditional Russian Culture

Albert Baiburin


Materials from Expeditions

Everyone Has His Siberia. Two Stories of the Kalmyk Deportation

Elza-Bair Guchinova



Dacha Life in Petersburg at the Start of the Twentieth Century

Albin Konechny



A Review of Moral B. (Coordinatora), Micronesia. Visiones desde Europa. 2.º coloquio europeo sobre Micronesia (Donostia/San Sebastián 17 al 20 de abril de 2001) Euskal Herriko Unibertsitea-Universidad del País Vasco. Asociacion Espanola de Estudios del Pacifico. Madrid: Ediciones Gondo, S.A., 2004, 165 рp.

Pavel Belkov

A Review of Alexei Elfimov, Russian Intellectual Culture in Transition: The Future in the Past. Münster; Hamburg; London: Lit Verlag, 2003, 209 pp.

Andy Byford

A Review of A. N. Bagashev (ed.), Etnografiya i antropologiya Yamala [The Ethnography and Anthropology of Yamal]. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2003, 390 pp.

Elena Fedorova, Alexander Kozintsev

A Review of G. Kreidlin, Neverbalnaya semiotika [Non-Verbal Semiotics]. Moscow: NLO, 2002, 581 pp.

Alexander Kozintsev and Grigory Kreidlin’s correspondence



International Symposium ‘Border Zone: Historical, Cultural, and Anthropological Aspects’

Gelinada Grinchenko


Letter to the Editor

 Letter to the Editor

Daniil Tumarkin


In memoriam

V. I. Gokhman (1948–2004)

Elena Ivanova

In Memory of S. A. Starostin

Anna Dybo


Summaries and keywords

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