By Rolant Czvetkovski (ed.), Aleksis Hoffmeister (ed.)
Ethnographers helped to understand, to appreciate and in addition to form imperial in addition to Soviet Russia’s cultural variety. This quantity makes a speciality of the contexts within which ethnographic wisdom was once created. frequently, ethnographic findings have been outdated through imperial discourse: Defining areas, connecting them with ethnic origins and conceiving nationwide entities inevitably implied the mapping of political and historic hierarchies. yet past those spatial conceptualizations the essays quite tackle the categorical stipulations during which ethnographic wisdom seemed and adjusted. at the one hand, they flip to different fields into which ethnographic wisdom poured and materialized, i.e., background, historiography, anthropology or ideology. at the different, they both ponder the effect of the explicit codecs, i.e., images, maps, atlases, lectures, songs, museums, and exhibitions, on educational in addition to non-academic manifestations.
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3 (September 1971): 369–390. 26 Tylor, of course, understood anthropology as a natural science. For the quotation: Henrika Kuklick, The Savage Within: The Social History of British Anthropology, 1885– 1945 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 7. Imperial Case Studies 33 voted to ethnological inquiry, the Ethnological Society of London (1843), originated in the Aborigines Protection Society (1837). The latter chose as its motto ab uno sanguine (of one blood). A significant proportion of the members of both societies were Evangelical Christians from within as well as from outside the Anglican state Church of England.
Hirsch, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005), 21–60. 57 Considering the knowledge of the non-European world: Jürgen Osterhammel, “Vorbemerkung: Westliches Wissen und die Geschichte nichteuropäischer Zivilisationen” [Preface. Western knowledge and the history of non-European civilizations], in Krisenbewußtsein, Katastropenerfahrungen und Innovationen 1880–1945 [Awareness of crises, experience of catastrophes, and innovations 1880–1945], eds.
The study of social and cultural diversity was discussed mainly in learned societies but not at the established universities. As the curricula in the humanities looked beyond the British Isles, they were overwhelmingly concerned with the Greco-Roman tradition. ” Cf. R. Seeley, The Expansion of England (London: MacMillan, 1883; Boston: Roberts, 1883), 8. 19 I am heavily indebted to the following accounts: Fredrik Barth, “Britain and the Commonwealth,” in One Discipline, Four Ways: British, German, French, and American Anthropology, eds.
An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR by Rolant Czvetkovski (ed.), Aleksis Hoffmeister (ed.)