Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2009, no. 5


Editors' Foreword


Forum 8: Nationalism and Xenophobia as Research Topics

Maria Akhmetova, Elena Berezovich, Jovan Byford, Albina Garifzyanova, Roger Griffin, Douglas R. Holmes, Sebastian Job, Paul Manning, Jelena Obradović, Elena Omelchenko, Alexander Osipov, Alexander Panchenko, Hilary Pilkington, David Raskin, Yury Shabaev, Eleonora Shafranskaya, Nona Shakhnazaryan, Stephen Shenfield, Viktor Shnirelman, Sergei Sokolovsky, Detelina Tocheva, Andreas Umland, Valentin Vydrin

Sergei Shtyrkov. On The Problem of Professional Schizophrenia, or ‘This is No Bus in Paris’



Mikhail Sokolov. The End of Russian Radical Nationalism?


Soviet Culture in Retrospect

Konstantin Bogdanov. The Rhetoric of the Ritual: The Soviet Sociolect in Ethnolinguistic Perspective

Albert Baiburin, Alexandra Piir. When We Were Happy: Remembering Soviet Festivals

Catriona Kelly, Svetlana Sirotinina. 'I Didn't Understand, But It Was Funny': Late Soviet Festivals and their Impact on Children

Vitaly Bezrogov. Between Stalin and Christ


Rural Culture, Urban Culture

Mikhail Lurye. Sadistic Verse as a Genre of Russian Urban Folklore: Typical and Specific Features, Child and Adult Audiences

Olga Brednikova, Olga Tkach. 'The Dirty Countryside' and ‘The Littered City' (Everyday Practices of Dealing with Rubbish in Different Communities)

Aleksandr Manuylov. The Practices of 'Privacy' in the Russian Village


Conference Report

Vlada Baranova., or What Shall We Do with Russian Anthropology


In memoriam

Albert Baiburin. Kirill Vasilyevich Chistov



Andrei Toporkov. What Do You Find in the Bathhouse if You Go There at Midnight? (Review of W. F. Raiyan [Ryan]. Banya v polnoch. Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2006) 

W. F. Ryan. Reply to Andrei Toporkov

Sergei Abashin. Curative Empire? (Review of Paula Michaels. Curative Power: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003)

Oleg Ken. Existential Empathy (Review of Catherine Merridale. Ivan's War. London: Faber and Faber, 2005)

Connor Doak. Men's Tears and Other Extreme Situations (Review of I. A. Morozov et al. (eds), Muzhskoi sbornik. 3 vols. M./SPb.: Labirint/Indrik, 2001-2007)

Andy Byford. Mother Russia (Review of Helena Goscilo and Andrea Lanoux (eds.), Gender and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Russian Culture, De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006; Oleg Ryabov, ‘Rossiya-Matushka': Natsionalizm, gender i voina v Rossii XX veka, ibidem-Verlag: Stuttgardt, 2007)


List of contributors