Issue 1

ABUNDANCE AND POVERTY IN THE ETHNOGRAPHIC ESSAYS BY S. V. MAKSIMOV FOREST WILDERNESS AND A YEAR IN THE NORTH
Year 2012 Number 1(34)
Pages 103-108 Type scientific article
UDC BBK
Authors Gramatchikova Natalia B.
Topic
Summary The author studied the concepts of abundance and poverty in the collection of essays by S. Maksimov Forest Wilderness (1817) and A Year in the North (1859). She analyzed the nature of relationship of man with the abundance of nature, methods of adaptation, and the contrast between the forces of nature and human efforts, as well as the reasons for the everlasting poverty of the population as presented in the Maksimovs essays. According to the writers logic the notion of abundance was, first, introduced from the outside, and second, construed by the native attitude of the personages themselves to their environment, where not the least role was played by the notions of measure and immensity, which were distorted as a result of the abundance of the natural resources. The article made an attempt to explain the stepwise process of transition from poverty to abundance and generosity as opposed to the accumulative process.
Keywords Ethnographic sketch, the Russian North, the forest, poverty, wealth, abundance, measure the immensity of
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