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Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

Aims & Scope

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Rhythms, Structures and Roads of Contemporary Siberia"

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Sibirica is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of the region and relations to neighboring areas, such as Central Asia, East Asia, and North America.

The journal publishes articles, research reports, conference and book reviews on history, politics, economics, geography, cultural studies, anthropology, and environmental studies. It provides a forum for scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines from around the world to present findings and discuss topics of relevance to human activities in the region or directly relevant to Siberian studies.

The editors aim to foster a scholarly discussion among people with the most varied backgrounds and points of view. Submissions are welcomed from scholars ranging from the humanities to the natural sciences. Articles that discuss other geographical areas but make direct comparisons with Siberian peoples will be considered.

Subjects: Anthropology, Siberian Studies

Current Issue

Volume 17, Issue 2 (Summer 2018)

Editorial: Past and Present

Matthew P. Romaniello


Finnish Ships in Russian America
Andrei V. Grinëv
translated by Richard L. Bland

An Environmentally Literate Explorer: A. E. Nordenskiöld’s Three Expeditions to the North Asian Coast, 1875–1879
Seija A. Niemi

Native Marriage ‘Soviet’ and ‘Russian’ Style: The Political Economy of Desire and Competing Matrimonial Emotions
Vera Skvirskaja

Making Sense of the Remote Areas: Films and Stories from a Tundra Village
Petia Mankova

Research Note

“Save the Men!”: Demographic Decline and Public Response in the Late Soviet Period
Tricia Starks

Review Essays

Chaos in Siberia: New Scholarship on Exile in the Late Russian Empire
Jeffrey S. Hardy

Dialogical Relationships and the Bear in Indigenous Poetry
Stephan Dudeck

Book Reviews

The World of the Khanty Epic Hero-Princes: An Exploration of a Siberian Oral Tradition, by Arthur Hatto
Review by Tero Mustonen

A. A. Nikishenkov: “Izobretaia traditsiiu” i sozdavaia “voobrazhaemye soobschestva”, edited by E. V. Mis’kova and A. V. Tutorskii
Review by Sergei V. Sokolovskiy

Leaving Footprints in the Taiga: Luck, Spirits and Ambivalence among Siberian Orochen Reindeer Herders and Hunters,by Donatas Brandišauskas
Review by Hugh Beach

Shadow Networks: Border Economies, Informal Markets and Organized Crime in the Russian Far East, by Tobias Holzlehner
Review by Joseph Livesey

Oral History Meets Linguistics, edited by Erich Kasten, Katja Roller, and Joshua Wilbur
Review by Jessica Kantarovich

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