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

Ethnographers helped to understand, to appreciate and likewise to form imperial in addition to Soviet Russia’s cultural range. This quantity makes a speciality of the contexts within which ethnographic wisdom was once 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 old hierarchies. yet past those spatial conceptualizations the essays quite handle the explicit stipulations within which ethnographic wisdom seemed and adjusted. at the one hand, they flip to the different fields into which ethnographic wisdom poured and materialized, i.e., historical past, historiography, anthropology or ideology. at the different, they both contemplate the effect 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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Of course, it was not the political regiment of the tsars and the ruling bureaucracy that they had in mind. 55 Qualities of Ethnographic Knowledge in Two Imperial Realms What is to be gained from a comparison of the British with the Russian case in terms of conceptualizing ethnographic knowledge? Where does the structural difference lie between British social anthropology, with its 51 Wacław Sieroszewski, Jakuty. Opyt etnograficheskogo issledovaniia [The Yakuts. Experience of ethnographic explorations] (St.

The subject flourished early and to such an extent that the institutionalization of the discipline under the name etnografiia occurred earlier and was much more fostered by public interest than in Western Europe or North America. It does not make much sense to name it with an alien term. 16 For the sake of convenience, the term “anthropology” will be applied here in accordance with its common usage, namely regarding the Anglo-Saxon tradition of ethnographic studies. Since this is an English text, the term will be used whenever the understanding of the matter would otherwise suffer.

Glick, “The Anthropology of Race Across the Darwinian Revolution,” in A New History of Anthropology, ed. H. Kuklick (Malden, MA, and Oxford: Blackwell, 2008), 225–241, 228. Imperial Case Studies 35 both joined the newly founded Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in 1871. The first generation of British anthropologists did not carry out systematic fieldwork studies. Apparently they had not taken into account the secondhand nature of the data gained from the evaluation of queries, supplied by explorers, missionaries, and administrators throughout the British Empire.

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