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Past and Present

Matthew P. Romaniello

breadth of disciplines: history, anthropology, linguistics, and environmental studies, to name a few. It begins with a look at the contribution of Finnish ships and sailors to the Russian American Company’s efforts in the North Pacific by the eminent

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Svetlana Huusko

Peoples of Northern Russia: Anthropology and Health . Raahe, Finland : International Association of Circumpolar Health . Landers , Brian . 2011 . Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian imperialism . New York : Pegasus Books . Lee

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

, essays of travelers, and the like; Schweitzer 2001: 117–122 ). Moreover, Siberia was becoming a platform for testing the ideas of European nationalisms, which can be illustrated by Matthias Castrén’s searches of the Finnish ancestral home ( Knight 1995

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Listening to the Troubled Waters

Ethnographical Work as a Reciprocal Activity

Jaana Kouri

The history of Lypyrtti, an old pilot village in the southwestern coast of Finland, is for many villagers a story of depopulation of a vital community during the last fifty years. In 2005 the villagers of Lypyrtti expressed their interest in collecting the oral history of their village. This material is gathered, edited and released in the context of research on the topic of 'narrated environment', which draws attention to the interdisciplinary methods and theories of the practices of place making

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Raili Marling

. We welcome Francisca to our Editorial Board. The articles in this volume of Aspasia cover a wide range of topics. Two articles tackle different meanings of revolution. Eric Blanc provides a fresh look at the Finnish suffrage struggle and

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Dreams of Prosperity – Enactments of Growth

The Rise and Fall of Farming in Varanger

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

Varanger peninsula, as seen through relics of the past in the present. Varanger is the most eastern part of Finnmark county, bordering Finland to the south, Russia to the east, and the Barents Sea to the north. Seventy-one degrees north, 30 degrees east, is

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Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien

possible (F. Hastrup, this volume). Additionally, the Norwegian nation state's sparsely populated regions bordering Russia and Finland have invariably been seen as a risk to territorial sovereignty (Lien, this volume). From the perspective of the twentieth

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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

evident throughout the European Union, as is the embrace of xenophobia and nationalism in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The anthropology of post-socialism 4 can be one of the

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Narva as Method

Urban Inventories and the Mutation of the Postsocialist City

Francisco Martínez

regained its independence in 1991, most of these urban underground shelters have been abandoned and actually stand in a state of disrepair. For the Estonian government, warfare has changed since then. However, Finland is still preserving existing bomb

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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

( obshchestvennaia organizatsiia ). This was partly due to your reluctance to professionalize your activism, or “NGO-ize” it, but there were strategic benefits to this, of course (I just read an interesting analysis by Finnish scholar Inna Perheentupa, who identifies