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Tero Mustonen and Ari Lehtinen

This article examines the mechanisms and manners of maintaining the communal knowledge systems of the indigenous peoples of the circumpolar North. This is accomplished by paying attention to the concerns of distinguished community elders who have experienced the entwining of indigenous traditions and modernization during their lives. The article also introduces the concept of earthview, identifying the ethical and spiritual insights that inform the community-specific everyday skills of living in the North. The conclusion highlights the human/nonhuman cycles of intergenerational knowledge renewal that are mostly practical and oral by nature. The emergence of new elders is therefore critically grounded on the personal and communal skills of passing on the intimate knowledge of sensing changes in nature. By emphasizing the role of oral communication we underline that this knowledge (of earthviewing) only remains while being shared in everyday conditions and routines of land and life. We dedicate this article to the memory of Professor Vasilii A. Robbek.

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Anna Bara, Tero Mustonen and Oxana Zemtsova

The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia Erika Monahan (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016), xiv + 424 pp., 17 illustrations, charts, maps. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN 978-0-8014-5407.

Becoming Inummarik: Men’s Lives in an Inuit Community Peter Collings (London: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 406 pp. [Paperback, $32.95] ISBN 978-0-7735-4313-3

Bridging Divides: Ethno-Political Leadership among the Russian Sámi Indra Overland and Mikkel Berg-Nordlie (New York: Berghahn Books, 2015), 162 pp., 11 figures and tables. $27.95 (paper). ISBN 978-1-78238-919-4

Conversations with Power: Soviet and Post-Soviet Developments in the Reindeer Husbandry Part of the Kola Peninsula Yulian Konstantinov Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology, Number 56 (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015), 417 pp. No price (paper). ISBN 978-91-554-9150-5

Reconsidering Inner Asia: Shared Spaces, Shifting Identities Suchandana Chatterjee (Calcutta: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Manohar, 2014), 222 pp. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN 978-93-5098-032-3.

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Andrzej Rozwadowski, Brian Donahoe, Olga M. Cooke, Dmitri Funk, Iraida Nam, Christopher Hill, Tero Mustonen, Brad Paige and David G. Anderson

Peter Jordan, Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia Andrzej Rozwadowski

Andrew Wiget and Olga Balalaeva, Khanty: People of the Taiga: Surviving the 20th Century Brian Donahoe

Andrew A. Gentes, trans., Russia's Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich's “Sakhalin” Olga M. Cooke

Erich Kasten, Cultures and landscapes of the North-East Asia: 250 years of Russian-German research in ecology and culture of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka Dmitri Funk and Iraida Nam

Mertin I. Eren, Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: Human Response during the Younger Dryas Christopher Hill

Anna A. Sirina, Katanga Evenkis in the 20th Century and the Ordering of Their Life-World; Olga Ulturgasheva, Narrating the Future in Siberia: Childhood, Adolescence and Autobiography among the Eveny Tero Mustonen

Charles Hartley, G. Bike Yazicioglu, and Adam T. Smith, The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia: Regimes and Revolutions Brad Paige

Benedict J. Colombi and James F. Brooks, Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North Pacific David G. Anderson

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