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Title The 1926/27 Soviet polar census expeditions / edited by David G. Anderson
Published New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 332 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Chapter 1. The Polar Census and the Architecture of Enumeration -- Chapter 2. Seasonal Mobility and Sacred Landscape Geography among Northern Hunter-Gatherers -- Chapter 3. The Intepretation of Nenets Demography in the First Third of the Twentieth Century -- Chapter 4. Undaunted Courage: The Polar Census in the Obdor Region -- Chapter 5. Household Structure in the Multiethnic Barents Region: A Local Case Study -- Chapter 6. Statistical Surveys of the Kanin Peninsula and the Samoed Question -- Chapter 7. The Sustaining Landscape and the Arctic Fox Trade in the European North of Russia, 1926-1927 -- Chapter 8. The Origins of Reindeer Herding as a 'Sector' on the Kanin Peninsula -- Chapter 9. The Spatial Demography of the 'Outer Taiga' of the Zhuia River Valley, Eastern Siberia -- Chapter 10. Identity, Status and Fish Among Lake Essei Iakuts -- Chapter 11. Subsistence and Residence in the Putoran Uplands and Taimyr Lowlands in 1926-27
Summary "This a much-welcome addition to the modern English-language reference library on Siberian indigenous people and the first book-size effort to address their plight and status from the perspective of the Russian archival statistical and documentary records of the early 1900s. It is an outcome of a monumental collaborative project." * Igor Krupnik, Smithsonian Institution. In 1926/27 the Soviet Central Statistical Administration initiated several yearlong expeditions to gather primary data on the whereabouts, economy and living conditions of all rural peoples living in the Arctic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnological expeditions -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnological expeditions -- Russia, Northern -- History -- 20th century.
Indigenous peoples -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Census.
Indigenous peoples -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Social life and customs.
Indigenous peoples -- Russia, Northern -- Census.
Indigenous peoples -- Russia, Northern -- Social life and customs.
Russia, Northern -- Census.
Russia, Northern -- Discovery and exploration.
Siberia (Russia) -- Census.
Siberia (Russia) -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Census data.
Census data.
Form Electronic book
Author Anderson, David G. (David George), 1965-
ISBN 0857450441 (electronic bk)
1845457668 (hardback) (alk. paper)
9780857450449 (electronic bk)
9781845457662 (hardback) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Soviet polar census expeditions