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

The essays in this book address fields into which ethnographic knowledge poured – military, mission, history, anthropology, and literature. It broadens our understanding of knowledge formats – pictures, maps, atlases, plays, tape recordings, lectures, films, posters, museums, and exhibitions, exerting a powerful influence on imperial identities. According to the authors, […]

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Ru…

In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show. Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell’s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It is a world erupting […]