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A Leap in Time

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author talks about how Siberia still lives in him long after his return to Denmark. He lived for one year in the wilderness of the Siberian taiga to conduct a field study of the ... More


On the Run in Siberia

Rane Willerslev

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

“If I had let myself be ruled by reason alone, I would surely be lying dead somewhere or another in the Siberian frost.” The Siberian taiga: a massive forest region of roughly 4.5 million square ... More


Taking Animism Seriously

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the animism debate and explains how mimesis might help people take animism seriously. It first studies the metaphor model, and then discusses the concepts of Cartesianism, ... More


One Last, Feeble Attempt

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book documents the author’s efforts to “reverse Siberia’s entire history of brutal and ruthless exploitation of the indigenous trappers,” or what he calls his “last, feeble attempt to force life ... More


Shalugin, Leader of the Yukaghirs

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his meeting with Kolya Shalugin, a Yukaghir from Siberia who served as first director of the Teki Odulok obshchina (commune), for the Danish-Yukaghir Fur Project. ... More


Sable Furs for Sale

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes the fur trade in Russia. He first narrates his trip to Nelemnoye, a village where the Yukaghirs lived and where virtually everyone makes a living from hunting ... More


Screwed

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates how Slava Shadrin, director of the Teki Odulok obshchina (commune), was cheated by the people at Sakhabult, the Yakutian state enterprise which has a monopoly of ... More


The Way Back

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author talks about his return to Denmark after his one-year stay in the wilderness of the Siberian taiga to conduct a field study of the Yukaghirs and their lives as sable ... More


The Story Isn’t Over

Julianne Lutz Warren

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0023
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

A poem by Rainer Maria Rilke helps frame how a culture of enlarging Empire has entrapped every being, including its own members, in a world-in-time that some have named the “Anthropocene.” Evidence ... More


A Post-Soviet Nightmare

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author reflects on the deterioration of the conditions in Siberia following the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union. He describes Zyryanka, which turned into a ghost town, ... More


Out of Range

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes his travel to a remote log cabin near the Omulevka River, close to the Kolyma mountain range, about 100 miles south of the Siberian village of Nelemnoye. There, ... More


Soft Gold

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for sables. Known as Siberia’s soft gold, the sable is valued for its fur, which is dark, almost black, with an ... More


In the Yukaghirs’ Camp

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for moose in the company of a Yukaghir family. He describes Spiridon Spiridonov, which was considered the greatest ... More


A long-awaited friend

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his meeting with Slava Shadrin, director of the Teki Odulok obshchina (commune), as he was hunting in the Siberian taiga. The author at this point had been ... More


The Curse

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his love affair with a Sakha woman named Rosa, Dusha Shalugin’s youngest sister. Dusha was the wife of Kolya Shalugin, former first director of the Teki Odulok ... More


land of shadows

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author reflects on the shamanism among the Yukaghirs of Siberia. In particular, he talks about the so-called Land of Shadows, a world that seems to be associated with the dead, ... More


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