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Title:

Nauczyć się siedzieć: osiedlanie ludów koczowniczych dalekiej północy ZSRR jako ogradzanie przestrzenne i poznawcze

Subtitle:

Learning to be seated. Sedentarization in the far north as a spatial and cognitive enclosure ; Etnografia Polska 60 Z. 1-2 (2016)

Creator:

Habeck, Joachim Otto

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2016

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

bodily movement ; cognitive enclosure ; nomadic peoples ; sedentary way of life ; perception of space ; posture ; peoples of the North

Abstract:

Nomadism was widely perceived as a developmental problem by state administrators in the XX century, in capitalist as well as socialist countries. This article examines the strategies and effects of sedentarization policies in the forest (taiga) zone of the Soviet Union in the 1940s and 1950s. The different aspects of the state’s sedentarization campaign – administrative restructuring, collectivization, and the development of new industrial branches – are illuminated through examples of official documents and responses by Evenki reindeer nomads who were affected by this policy. Responses include reindeer nomads’ comments on how their spatial practices were subject to state-instigated change. Building on Gail Fondahl’s concept of “socialist enclosure”, the author develops the concept of “cognitive enclosure” to broach the very palpable consequences of sedentarisation on people’s perception of space and skills of moving. Examples are: learning to live in a house, unlearning certain modes of travelling, and navigating new environments. Sources used for this article comprise archival material from Central Siberia, ethnographies by scholars who have worked in this and adjacent areas, and the author’s own field observations from different regions

Relation:

Etnografia Polska

Volume:

60

Issue:

1-2

Start page:

165

End page:

189

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0071-1861

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 325 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 326 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 327 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences