Etnos: A Life History of the Etnos Concept

Organization profile

Organisation profile

DR. DAVID G. ANDERSON, and DR. DMITRY ARZYUTOV, were awarded an International Collaborative Research Grant in May 2011 to aid research on 'The Concept of the 'Ethnos' in Post-Soviet Russia: The Ethnogenesis of the Peoples of the North.' Building on the observations of Ernest Gellner, that in Russia and Eastern Europe social and political thought has been incubated specifically within the discipline of ethnography, this project aims to examine the status of ethnogenetic thinking in post-Soviet Russia. The 'ethnos' concept, with its radical 'primordialism' has been associated strongly with Soviet state-building creating an unarticulated assumption that theory crumbled along with Soviet institutions. It has been one of the surprises of the post-Soviet transition that 'ethnos-style' thinking not only persists but is a vibrant part of the Russian anthropological context.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Etnos: A Life History of the Etnos Concept is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

    Research Output

    Between Lost Utopia and Unoccured Armageddon: Novaya Zemlya as Contact Zone

    Arzyutov, D., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond

    Anderson, D. G. (ed.), Arzyutov, D. V. (ed.) & Alymov, S. (ed.), 17 Feb 2019, Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. 448 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
    File
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 7 Attending/organising a Conference

    9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX)

    Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
    8 Jun 2017

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference

    9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX)

    Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
    12 Jun 2017

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference

    Leverhulme International Network Symposium (呼伦贝尔少数民族珍贵历史影像资料收集整理学术研讨会)

    Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
    5 Jul 2016

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference