Living with Koryak Traditions: Playing with Culture in Siberia

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U of Nebraska Press, 2011 - Social Science - 348 pages
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An examination of the globalization of culture and the invention of tradition, and what it means to modern Koryak people living in post-Soviet Siberia.
 

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Contents

A Semiotics of Koryak Culture
1
1 Discovering Koryak Culture through History
41
2 Genuine and Spurious Culture in Kamchatka
82
3 Dancing in the Koryak House of Culture
111
4 The Culture of Schools and Museums
148
Koryak Language in Schools
194
Koryak Culture and the Future of Tradition
234
Notes
263
Glossary
285
References
289
Index
321
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Alexander D. King is a senior lecturer of anthropology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and managing editor of the journal Sibirica: Journal of Siberian Studies.