An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in by Rolant Czvetkovski (ed.), Aleksis Hoffmeister (ed.)

By Rolant Czvetkovski (ed.), Aleksis Hoffmeister (ed.)

Ethnographers helped to understand, to appreciate and in addition to form imperial in addition to Soviet Russia’s cultural range. This quantity specializes in the contexts during which ethnographic wisdom used to be created. frequently, ethnographic findings have been outmoded by way of imperial discourse: Defining areas, connecting them with ethnic origins and conceiving nationwide entities unavoidably implied the mapping of political and ancient hierarchies. yet past those spatial conceptualizations the essays relatively deal with the explicit stipulations within which ethnographic wisdom seemed and altered. at the one hand, they flip to the different fields into which ethnographic wisdom poured and materialized, i.e., heritage, historiography, anthropology or ideology. at the different, they both ponder the impression of the categorical codecs, i.e., photographs, maps, atlases, lectures, songs, museums, and exhibitions, on educational in addition to non-academic manifestations.

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Another terminological development has to be taken into consideration. F. ” [From empiricism to theory: German-speaking ethnography and ethnology from Gerhard Friedrich Müller to Adolf Bastian (1740–1881)], Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 134 (2009), 253–266. 13 Han F. Vermeulen, “Origins and Institutionalization of Ethnography and Ethnology in Europe and the USA, 1771–1845,” in Fieldwork and Footnotes: Studies in the History of European Anthropology, eds. F. Vermeulen and A. Alvarez Roldán (London and New York: Routledge, 1995), 39–59, 54.

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B. Grant (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999). 53 S. Kan, Lev Shternberg: Anthropologist, Russian Socialist, Jewish Activist (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2009). ” 55 Susi K. Frank, “Anthropologie als Instrument imperialer Identitätsstiftung. Russisch– sibirische Rassentheorien” [Anthropology as a tool of imperial identity formation. Russian-Siberian theories of race], in Kultur in der Geschichte Russlands: Räume, Medien, Identitäten, Lebenswelten [Culture in the history of Russia.

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