Identity and Ecology in Arctic Siberia: The Number One Reindeer Brigade by David G. Anderson

Identity and Ecology in Arctic Siberia: The Number One Reindeer Brigade

byDavid G. Anderson

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This is a first-hand account of a reindeer-herding collective in the remote Taimyr peninsula of Siberia. The author gives an intimate description of the day-to-day lives of a little-known group of Evenkis as they face both economic and ecological challenges. His book therefore fills a gap inour understanding of the historical and political dynamics of northern Asia, and traces the changes caused in the region by the formation of, and the recent break-up of, the Soviet Union. It also addresses wider questions of ecological theory, nationalism, and the formation of identity. David G.Anderson's idea of `nationality inflation' provides a valuable new perspective on these topics. He shows how the Soviet state contributed to this `inflation' through its creation of `authorized identities' and suggests how identity policy and the discourse it generated became a powerful historicalforce integrating the social dynamics of economy, politics, and culture.

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David G. Anderson is a Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Aberdeen.
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Title:Identity and Ecology in Arctic Siberia: The Number One Reindeer BrigadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.61 inPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199250820

ISBN - 13:9780199250820

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