Reconstructing the House of Culture: Community, Self, and the Makings of Culture in Russia and Beyond

Reconstructing the House of Culture: Community, Self, and the Makings of Culture in Russia and Beyond

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ISBN-13: 9780857452757
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brian Donahoe is an independent researcher living in Kyzyl, Republic of Tyva. From 2004–2010 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. His research interests include the interaction between the Russian legal system and Russia’s indigenous peoples, and the dynamics of constructing, maintaining, and performing ethnic identity and indigeneity through the idioms of “culture and tradition.”

Joachim Otto Habeck is coordinator of the Siberian Studies Centre at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. He is currently investigating cultural and ethno-cultural events and organizations, popular notions of culture, and gendered spaces of work and leisure. He examines lifestyle concepts as well as how rural and urban inhabitants of Siberia see themselves and want to be seen by others.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Editors’ Preface

A Note on Transliteration

Introduction: Cultivation, Collective, and the Self

Joachim Otto Habeck

Part I: The Siberian House of Culture in Comparative Perspective

Chapter 1. From Collective Enthusiasm to Individual Self-Realization: History of and Experience in the House of Culture, Anadyr’ (Chukotka)

Virginie Vaté and Galina Diatchkova

Chapter 2. “Thank You for Being”: Neighborhood, Ethno-Culture, and Social Recognition in the House of Culture

Joachim Otto Habeck

Chapter 3. Pokazukha in the House of Culture: The Pattern of Behavior in Kurumkan, Eastern Buriatiia

István Sántha and Tatiana Safonova

Chapter 4. Three Houses of Culture in Kosh-Agach: Accounting for Culture Work in a Changing Political Setting

Agnieszka Halemba

Chapter 5. In the Face of Adversity: Shagonar’s Culture Workers Bear the Torch of Culture

Brian Donahoe

Chapter 6. Constellations of Culture Work in Present-Day Siberia

Joachim Otto Habeck, Brian Donahoe, and Siegfried Gruber

Part II: Expanding the Stage: The House of Culture in Broader Historical and Geographical Context

Chapter 7. The Emergence of the Soviet Houses of Culture in Kyrgyzstan

Ali İğmen

Chapter 8. Palana’s House of Koryak Culture

Alexander D. King

Chapter 9. Transformations of the House of Culture in Civil Society: A Case Study of Rural Women’s Culture Projects in Latvia

Aivita Putnina

Chapter 10. Heritage House-Guarding as Sustainable Development: Community Arts and Architectures within a World Cultural Net(work)

Nadezhda Savova

Epilogue: Recognizing Soviet Culture

Bruce Grant

AppendixI: Research Design and Methodology of the Comparative Research Project “The Social Significance of the House of Culture”

B. Donahoe, J.O. Habeck, A. Halemba, K. Istomin, I. Sántha, and V. Vaté

AppendixII: Survey Form and Instructions

Appendix III: Questionnaire 1 (Q1) and Instructions

AppendixIV: Questionnaire 2 (Q2) and Instructions

AppendixV: Fieldwork Checklist

Notes on Contributors

Index

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