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Edited by Soheila Shahshahani

where social change was in view, so use of language reflected change in social classes, which involved political critique and hope for a future with more justice. All the contributors to this issue are sensitive to symbols and emotions. The Anthropology

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Roads versus Rivers

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

Kirill V. Istomin

behavior; 2) how culture plays a role in selecting which class of elements structures spatial perception, thus causing differences in perception between individuals and groups; and 3) how these differences lead to certain social and even political

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The Cultural Industries of the North through the Eyes of Young Russians

A Report on the Experience of Network Collaboration between Universities

Marina Maguidovitch and Lena Sidorova

of the Kola Peninsula is counted as an endangered language. Of the 1,771 Sámi (according to the 2010 census), only 300 are active speakers. The language is not taught within the school curriculum; for many years Sámi classes have been optional and it

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

broadly in the historical literature. 9 Exile to Siberia was not merely a space for peasants behaving badly, or a space for social and geographic control of the state over the mobility of the lower classes. In the eighteenth-century, Siberia was also a

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Bato-Dalai Ochirov

A Buryat Activist at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Robert W. Montgomery

materials in his Mongolian-language classes at St. Petersburg University. 31 But in any event, the paper was short-lived. High production costs and his trading firm's bankruptcy forced Badmaev to close it on 29 June 1897. 32 Nevertheless, Ochirov's brief

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Sergey Glebov

the manifestos of the Changing Landmarks ideology, the notion that the former classes had to reconsider their position and cooperate with the Bolsheviks as the rulers of national Russia. The image of an elegant, well-spoken imperial officer became

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The Boundaries of Eurasia

Dividing Lands, Minds, and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Henry Jennings

European manners were understood to be the behavior of Europe's upper classes—formal dances and civilized luxuries—ensuring that only the (largely Russian) ruling classes of Siberia could ever be judged to be European. The traveler's interpretation was key

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

that time the order of differentiation was established according to ethnic characteristic, which happened to be related, especially during the first censuses, to the class divisions of the empire. For instance, Juliette Cadiot (2007: 63–90 ) writes

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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

.1177/0192512109342521 Brittain , V. ( 2006 ), ‘ They Had to Die: Assassination against Liberation ’, Race & Class 48 , no. 1 : 60 – 74 . 10.1177/0306396806066647 Corstange , D. ( 2011 ), ‘ Religion, Pluralism, and Iconography in the Public Sphere: Theory and Evidence

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A. A. Mongush

particles. Sylvine is a mineral of the halogen class with the chemical formula KCl, often red in color, salty-bitter, caustic, common in the upper saline accumulations. 21. Оттук-дaш (ottuk-dash), “flint”: от (ot), “fire,” оттук (ottuk), “fiery” (328), i