This book draws on a wide range of theoretical perspectives – from Chaney and Bourdieu to Berger, Sontag and Bakhtin – and from ideas about nostalgia to theories of consumption, nation, and ethnicity. The ethnographic detail in each chapter is impressive, and in my view is the real core of the book. It is a resource which will be widely used by Russian, Soviet and postsocialist specialists, by anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, and by anyone interested in cultural studies, material culture and consumption, and place and ethnicity.
Dr. Frances Pine
Goldsmiths, University of London
This is well-conceived and well-written work of research that is addressed to researchers interested in the social life of Siberia and the Russian Far East. The book successfully meets the aim of contributing to the understanding of the concept lifestyle in the context of modernity and the people’s interaction with the most important social trends that have occurred during the Soviet and post-Soviet period.
Prof. Dr. Ayse Dietrich
"LIFESTYLE IN SIBERIA AND THE RUSSIAN NORTH". IJORS - International Journal of Russian Studies (2158-7051), vol. 9, no. 2, 2020.