Etnos: A Life History of the Etnos Concept

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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
animal Social Sciences
Arctic Social Sciences
fishery Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences
wife Social Sciences
history Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

Life Histories of Etnos Theory in Russia and Beyond

Anderson, D. G. (ed.), Arzyutov, D. V. (ed.) & Alymov, S. (ed.) 2019 (Accepted/In press) Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. 516 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

Life Histories of the Etnos Concept in Eurasia: An introduction

Alymov, S. S., Anderson, D. G. & Arzyutov, D. V. 2018 In : Ab Imperio. 19, 1, p. 21-67 47 p.

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