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The Socio-Demographic Situation in the Republic of Tuva

Conditions of Social Transformation, 1990s–early 2000s

Zoya Dorzhu

Translator : Jenanne Ferguson

contemporary society and the need for their management has led to the need for this research. The Republic of Tuva has an area of 168,900 square kilometers and is home to 313,700 people ( Statisticheskii ezhegodnik Respubliki Tyva. 2015: 17 ). Tuva became part

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Lamazhaa Chimiza

The culture of Tuvans—the indigenous population of the Republic of Tuva, part of the Russian Federation—has been studied by researchers in the humanities and social sciences since the mid-eighteenth century. This field of study, which is commonly

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Loyalty and Command

Shamans, Lamas, and Spirits in a Siberian Ritual

Galina Lindquist

This article considers a ritual of blessing the spirits of locality in Tuva, Southern Siberia, and compares the ways in which shamans and lamas perform it. The rituals are treated as pragmatic ways of attaining human ends rather than 'signifying practices' based on shared meanings, wherein practices create a certain version of reality. Ritual specialists and lay people share this social universe but differ in their positioning relative to various types of its inhabitants. In these conditions, it is suggested, it makes more sense to speak of bodily and emotional attitudes and styles of interpretation of signs than shared 'beliefs' as cognitive stances.

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Indigenous Methodology

Uliana Vinokurova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

In this issue of Sibirica scholars from Sakha (Yakutia), Buryatia, Tuva, and Khakassiia present their research with a new paradigm in mind: an indigenous methodology facilitated and represented by indigenous peoples in Siberia. This methodology is

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Uliana Vinokurova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

, including Kamchatskii Krai, Khakass and Altai republics, and Amur Oblast. The lowest economic status was found in the Republic of Tuva and Altai Krai, where the average income and subsistence level are lower than Russian average (Regiony-donory). Siberia

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov

that for almost half a century Soviet ethnographers did not care about such manuals, even though they worked quite actively in the field and even organized some so-called complex expeditions to different regions of the USSR (Northern expedition, Altai-Saian/Tuva

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Victoria Churikova, Alexey Druzyaka, and Alina Galimova

feature story on the production of traditional home-distilled milk vodka in Tuva Republic. He traces the technology of home distillation and state prohibitions on it since its first mention during the eighteenth century. K. Kazakova’s chapter concerns the

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Lines in the Sacred Landscape

The Entanglement of Roads, Resources, and Informal Practices in Buriatiia

Anna Varfolomeeva

example, Caroline Humphrey describes her trip to Tuva in the late 1980s: “There is no railway, the road crosses a high mountain pass which is snowy even in midsummer, and plane tickets, unless booked months in advance, are obtainable only on a who

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Geographical Imagination, Anthropology, and Political Exiles

Photographers of Siberia in Late Imperial Russia

Tatiana Saburova

open an atelier, plied the trade by signing up for scientific expeditions. Between 1901 and 1903, Felix Kon took part in an expedition to Uriankhaiskiy region (today the Tuva Republic), which resulted in the production of an album “Views and Types of

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From Hope to §3-1

Legal Selves and Imaginaries in the Wake of Substance Treatment Reform in Norway

Aleksandra Bartoszko

, particularly on the relationship between legal and patient consciousness. I am grateful to Harald Beyer Broch, Tuva Broch, Marit Haldar and Ida Hydle for discussions and helpful comments on drafts of this article. Notes 1 All names are pseudonyms to