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Experiences in the Russian Arctic


"You have such an intense program!" - that is what we hear quite often during these two weeks. Our "nomadic" Ph.D summer school "Field Experiences in Northwest Russia" (FENOR) organized jointly by European University at St. Petersburg and University of Vienna is over in just a couple of days, so it is the right time to share a few of first impressions from Arkhangelsk.

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Indigenous peoples and property: the case of Russia


As Chris Hann points out, "the ways in which people relate to the objects in their environment plays a vital role in forming their social identities". Indeed, the concept of property implies not only relations between people and things, but also a system of relations between different actors, and as a part of one’s identity. This multi-layered understanding of property is important when studying indigenous communities.

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