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Breckenridge Public Library 305.8946 WIL (Text) 33500010769503 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780816676279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0816676275 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780816676262 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0816676267 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 207 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2012.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Danish as På flugt i Sibirien : Zobeljagt, russisk mafia og 65 minusgrader (Copenhagen : Gyldendal, 2009)"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: One last, feeble attempt -- The fur project. Shalugin, leader of the Yukaghirs ; A post-Soviet nightmare ; Sable furs for sale -- On the run in the wilderness. Out of range ; Soft gold ; Starvation and desperation ; In the Yukaghirs' camp ; A long-awaited friend -- Back to the village. The curse ; Land of shadows ; Screwed ; The way back -- A leap in time -- Appendixes : surviving in Siberia. A. Using the leghold trap ; B. Yukaghir idols ; C. Netting fish in Siberia ; D. Finding your way in the taiga ; E. How to track and shoot a moose.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 April #1
    *Starred Review* Danish anthropologist Willerslev, author of the ethnographic study Soul Hunters (2007), has written a vivid personal account of his harrowing experiences with the Yukaghir fur hunters in Siberia. He sought to assist the hunters in bypassing the endemic corruption of post-Soviet society and selling their furs via a fair-trade fur cooperative. His idealism was sorely challenged by a host of social and cultural differences that, combined with the severe climate and nonexistent transportation infrastructure, left him demoralized. Things then took a deadly turn when greedy regional officials issued an arrest warrant in his name. In thrilling prose, Willerslev recounts his dogsled escape with a friend into the desolate taiga, and their subsequent near starvation takes the book in a whole new direction. As gripping as these chapters are, they still pale in comparison to the author's clear-eyed view of the Siberian economy. The Yukaghirs are a subjugated people, and without galvanizing social change, Willerslev concludes, they cannot achieve personal success. "Whether an autocratic czar, a Communist dictator, or a democratically elected president, they will always fear him." Whether Willerslev's chronicle is selected for its political insights or as a stunning survival story, it will leave readers breathless. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rane Willerslev is professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo. His primary field of research is hunting and spiritual knowledge among Siberia’s indigenous peoples. He is the author of Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs.

Coilín ÓhAiseadha is a freelance translator and professional storyteller with a long-standing interest in wilderness survival skills.

Subject: Yukaghir Hunting
Yukaghir Social life and customs
Willerslev, Rane 1971- Travel Russia (Federation) Siberia
Refugees Russia (Federation) Siberia Biography
Anthropologists Denmark Biography
Sable trapping Russia (Federation) Siberia
Fur trade Russia (Federation) Siberia
Mafia Russia (Federation) Siberia
Siberia (Russia) Description and travel
Siberia (Russia) Social life and customs
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