An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR

February 11, 2014

Ethnographers helped to perceive, to understand but also to shape Russia’s remarkable cultural diversity through the ages. Edited by Roland Cvetkovski and Alexis Hofmeister, this collection of essays published by CEU Press addresses the specific conditions and contexts in which ethnographic knowledge was created in modern Russia, showing readers how tsarist and Soviet ethnographers simultaneously defined both their subjects and their own expertise over a roughly 300-year period.