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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    Dvoĭnoe poslanie’ ėtnosa: kommentariĭ k stat'e akademika Valerii͡a Tishkova

    Translated title of the contribution: The "double bind" of the Etnos: A commentary on contribution by Academic Valerii TishkovArzyutov, D. & Anderson, D. G., 31 Dec 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie. 2, p. 102–107 6 p.

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    Temporal and structural genetic variation in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) associated with the pastoral transition in Northwestern Siberia

    Røed, K. H., Kvie, K., Losey, R. J., Kositsev, P. A., Hufthammer, A., Dwyer, M. J., Goncharov, V., Klokov, K. B., Arzyutov, D., Plekhanov, A. V. & Anderson, D., 28 Apr 2020, In : Ecology and Evolution. 13 p.

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  • ‘American Dreams’ of Early Soviet Ethnography: Some Reflections on Bogoras’s Legacy

    Arzyutov, D., 31 Jan 2020, In : Ab Imperio. 2020, 1, p. 75-89 15 p.

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  • 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

    Sur le vif: méthodes et pratiques de terrain

    Dmitry V. Arzyutov (Speaker)

    8 Apr 2016

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference