The Predicament of Chukotka's Indigenous Movement Post-Soviet Activism in the Russian Far North

by Patty A. (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Gray

The Predicament of Chukotka's Indigenous Movement Post-Soviet Activism in the Russian Far North Synopsis

This ethnography of the Russian North focuses on post-Soviet relations of domination between an indigenous minority and a non-indigenous majority in an urban setting. Patty Gray charts the political transformation in Chukotka as its administration sought to represent itself as 'democratic' while becoming ever more repressive, especially toward the indigenous population. The 'predicament' refers to how the nascent indigenous movement was prepared to address Soviet-style domination, and instead was confronted with this 'new Russian' style.

The Predicament of Chukotka's Indigenous Movement Post-Soviet Activism in the Russian Far North Press Reviews

'Gray insightfully approaches this situation in terms of control of space ... it provides the context necessary to understand the situation in Chokotka today. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Chukotka and in indigenous issues more generally.' Virginie Vate, Siberian Studies Centre, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107404946
Publication date: 19th July 2012
Author: Patty A. (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Gray
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Human rights,

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