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Roads versus Rivers

Two Systems of Spatial Structuring in Northern Russia and Their Effects on Local Inhabitants

Kirill V. Istomin

). In this article, I offer answers to the above-mentioned questions by bringing in relevant ethnographic data from Western Siberia, namely the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous okrugs of the Russian Federation. These data relate to spatial

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Past and Present

Matthew P. Romaniello

translates the article in order to highlight its importance both to the Soviet Union and also for current scholarship. It is not a coincidence that this issue also features Vera Skvirskaja’s discussion of marriage practices among the Nenets community. Current

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Matthew P. Romaniello

their customs and lifestyles in the post-Soviet world. Tatiana Vagramenko discusses the ongoing evangelization efforts among the Nenets in order to explain the growing influence of fundamentalist Baptists in northwestern Russia. We look forward to

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Jenanne Ferguson

Kirill Istomin's investigation of rivers as an organizational schema for the mobility of Khanty, Komi, and Nenets communities in northwestern Russia. The author deftly contrasts the tensions between the river-centric system and those of the roads and

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

Andrei G. Danilin in the Altai region and Grigorii D. Verbov among the Nenets). Here one can see the emergence of the participant observation method as the main method in all schools of ethnography and anthropology; the corporeal experience was becoming