Forum for Anthropology and Culture, 2015, no. 11


From the Editors


Forum 22: Equal Opportunities and the Academic Career: Chimera, Ideal, or Reality?

From the Editorial Board

Vladimir Bogdanov, Marc Elie, Elena Filippova, Revekka Frumkina, Irиne Herrmann, Katharine Hodgson, Beth Holmgren, Alexandra Kasatkina, Catriona Kelly, Anna Kushkova, Aleksandr Nazarenko, Natalia Pushkareva, Anna Sokolova, Viktor Voronkov, Igor Yanovich

Olga Boitsova. There Is No Such Thing as Discrimination — Or Is There?



Konstantin Bogdanov. ‘Negroes’ in the USSR. The Ethnography of an Imaginary Diaspora


Religion in the Contemporary City

Elena Nosenko-Shtein. From the Compiler

Natalia Shlikhta. ‘Orthodox’ and ‘Soviet’: the Identity of Soviet Believers (1940s — early 1970s)

Marat Safarov. Mosque Attendance in the Current Religious Practice of Moscow Tatars

Elena Nosenko-Shtein. ‘Ours’ and ‘Theirs’ in the Modern Russian City: Jewish Sacral Geography

Victor Shnirelman. The End of the World or the Beginning of a New Cycle? Ideas of the End of Times in Christianity and Esoteric Beliefs



Larisa Deriglazova. Office Plankton and Social Transformers in the Dantean Hell: A Review of Jarrett ZigonMaking the New Post-Soviet Person: Moral Experience in Contemporary Moscow. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2010

Daria Dubovka. The Snares of the ‘Material Turn’ for the Anthropology of Religion: A Review of Amy WhiteheadReligious Statues and Personhood: Testing the Role of Materiality. London; New York: Bloomsbury, 2013

Mariya Konstantinova. Bruno Latour’s Dramatisation of Science: the Production of Impressions in Action: A Review of Bruno LaturNauka v deistvii: sleduya za uchenymi i inzhenerami vnutri obshchestva [Science in Action: Following Scientists and Engineers within Society]. St Petersburg: Izdatelstvo Evropeiskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2013

Andrei Moroz. The Language of the Russian Popular Print: A Review of Aleksandra PletnevaLubochnaya Bibliya: Yazyk i tekst [The Woodcut Bible. Language and Text]. Moscow: Yazyki slavyanskoi kultury, 2013

Elena Nam. The Multiple Functions of a Thing: A Review of P. K. Dashkovsky, S. M. KarymovaVeshch v traditsionnoi kulture narodov Tsentralnoi Azii: filosofsko-kulturologicheskoe issledovanie: Monografiya [The Thing in the Traditional Culture of the Peoples of Central Asia: a Philosophical and Cultural Study. Monograph]. Barnaul: Izdatelstvo Altaiskogo universiteta, 2012

Dmitri Sitchinava. An Event for Classical Philology and Linguistics: A Review of J. N. AdamsSocial Variation and the Latin Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012

Jonathan Waterlow. Negotiating with the State: A Review of Tracy McDonaldFace to the Village: The Riazan Countryside under Soviet Rule, 1921–1930. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011

James White. Money, Morality, and Power in the Russian Regions: A Review of Douglas RogersThe Old Faith and the Russian Land. A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2009