Number 2, 1986

Soviet Ethnology at the Transition Point between Two Five-Year Periods

pp. 3-24

The Functions of Ethnography in the Elaboration, Inculcation and Further Development of Socialist Ritual (the Family Cycle)

pp. 24-35

The Finnish Family of To-Day

pp. 35-45

Ainu Kinship Terminology

pp. 45-56

The Hiri Motu Language in Papua New Guinea: Its Origin and Early Evolution

pp. 56-72

From ihe History of Ethnojpaphy

From the History of Common Law of the Peoples of the North

pp. 73-79


Rural Dwellings and Household Buildings in the Amur River Area in the Early 20th Century

pp. 80-91

Are the «Zaonezhanie» (Trans-Onega Lake Group) a Local Group of the Russians?

pp. 91-95

Russian Working People’s Migration to America in the Last Quarter of the 19th Century

pp. 95-104

Transformation of Tribes and Analogous Social Formations

pp. 105-109

Searchings, Facts, Hypotheses

N. N. Mikloukho-Maclay in the Memories of His Contemporaries (Some Forgotten Pages)

pp. 110-118

Our Anniversaries

List of Major Works by B. A. Kaloyev, Doctor of Historical Sciences (to His 70th Birthday)

pp. 119-121

List of Major Works by M. G. Rabinovitch, Doctor of Historical Sciences (to His 70th Birthday)

pp. 121-125

Academic Life

«Heroic-Historical Epic Poetry: Its Significance for the Creative Culture of the Peoples of the Caucasus» — a Scientific Symposium

pp. 126-128

«Ethnography of St. Petersburg — Leningrad»: Second Conference

pp. 128-129

The 16th Scientific Conference for the Study of Australia and Oceania

pp. 130-132

The Art of Gzhel’

pp. 132-135

The Third All-Russian Festival of Youthful Ethnographers

pp. 135-137

Expeditions in Brief

pp. 137-141

Criticism and Bibliography

Critical Articles and Reviews

Folk Poetry in the Years of the 2nd World War

pp. 142-145

The Ethnographic Study of South-West Georgia

pp. 145-149

Main Trends in the Study of North American Eskimos by U. S. and Canadian Anthropologists in the 1960ies and 1970ies

pp. 150-157

Ethnographic Subject-Matter in Publications by the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences

pp. 157-159

Peoples of the USSR

S. Kh. Mafed- zev. An Outline of Work Training among the Adyghe in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

pp. 160-161

G. N. Simakov. The Social Functions of Kirghiz Popular Amusements in the late 19th and Early 20th Centuries (a Historical-Ethnographic Outline)

pp. 162-163

N. Vélius. Senovés baltiu pasauléziura (The World Outlook of the Ancient Balts)

pp. 164-165

Peoples of Asia outside the USSR

I. N.Solomonik. The Traditional Puppet Theatre in the East

pp. 165-168

Peoples of Africa

E. S. Lvova. Ethnography of Africa, a Manual

pp. 168-169

V. A. Vinogradov, A. I. Koval’, V. A. Porkhomovsky. Socio-Linguistic Typology. West Africa

pp. 170-172