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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 This outstanding study will have lasting appeal to a very broad readership. Peter Jordan, Slavic Review Patty Gray's ethnography of political activism among 1990s Chukotkan indigenous peoples is an excellent discussion of these real lives, neatly articulating the connections among anthropology, sociology, and political science while remaining very much an anthropological ethnography (a very good thing). - Alexander D. King, University of Aberdeen Scholars and students of the Russian North should read this eye-opening account of Chukotka's geopolitics, history, economics and culture because the Russian North could play a vital cultural and economic for the Far East and Alaska. Finally, the case study is worth comparing with the plight of Native Americans in the United States of America. - Jane E. Knox- Voina Bowdoin College

Book Information

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

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