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.

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ethnography Social Sciences
anthropology Social Sciences
Siberia Social Sciences
Arctic Social Sciences
animal Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
fishery Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

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

Arzyutov, D., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Arctic
history of science
stabilization
epistemology
community
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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

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Activities 2015 2017

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

Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
12 Jun 2017

Activity: Attending or organising an eventConference

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

Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
8 Jun 2017

Activity: Attending or organising an eventConference

EASA Anthropological legacies and human futures

Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)
21 Jul 2016

Activity: Attending or organising an eventConference