In the house of soviet culture is the first recipient of the american ethnological society book prize for first book and rightfully so for bruce grant has given us a great ethnography of the nivkh on sakhalin island combining his own experiences on the island with detailed historical analysis. Part chronicle of modernization part saga of memory and forgetting in the soviet house of culture is an interpretive ethnography of one peoples attempts to recapture the past as they look toward the future this is a book that will appeal to anthropologists and historians alike as well as to anyone who is interested in the people and . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for in the soviet house of culture a century of perestroikas at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. At the outset of the twentieth century the nivkhi of sakhalin island were a small population of fishermen under russian dominion and an asian cultural sway the turbulence of the decades that followed would transform them dramatically while russian missionaries hounded them for their pagan ways . In the soviet house of culture a century of perestroikas bruce grant dk 759 g5 g7 1995 the tenacity of ethnicity a siberian saga in global perspective marjorie mandelstam balzer
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