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ETNOGRAFICHESKOE OBOZRENIE • 5-2017


Arzyutov, D.V.
Anthropologist or Politician? Political Bias and Theoretical Constructions of Sergei M. Shirokogoroff
[Antropolog ili politik? Politicheskie pristrastiia i teoreticheskie postroeniia Sergeia Shirokogorova]

Dmitry V. Arzyutov | http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3782-9296 | darzyutov@gmail.com | Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (3 Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
theory of ethnos, history of ethnography, civil war, emigration, monarchism, anti-Bolshevik movement

Abstract
This article deals with the reconstruction of the political biography of Sergei Shirokogoroff, whose name is firmly associated with the Soviet theory of ethnos. Based on documents from many Russian and foreign archives, the author selects several episodes that show the relations between his political bias and theoretical models. In the first part of the article the author describes the political history of the Shirokogoroff family and their relationship with the young politician Alexander Kerensky. Later on the author provides a description of Shirokogoroff's political life in Paris and the story of his and his wife's arrest in Chita and then the Vladivostok period when he worked in local provisional governments. The article ends with an analysis of his political speeches in China and a description of the context of discussions about ethnos in conservative circles of Russian emigrants.

Funding Information
This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Economic and Social Research Council, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000269 [ESRC ES/K006428/1]

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Arzyutov, D.V. 2017. Antropolog ili politik? Politicheskie pristrastiia i teoreticheskie postroeniia Sergeia Shirokogorova [Anthropologist or Politician? Political Bias and Theoretical Constructions of Sergei M. Shirokogoroff]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 123-141

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Submitted 30.03.2017 | Accepted 30.05.2017

 


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