Рец. на: А. А. Сирина. Эвенки и эвены в современном мире: самосознание, природопользование, мировоззрение. М.: Восточная литература, 2012. 604 с., ил.
The reviewed book is Anna Sirina’s study Evenki and Evens in the Modern World which has initiated a lively discussion within the Russian anthropological community. The author’s approach to the two peoples’ ethnic identity is reviewed through the constructivist theory of ethnicity but at the same time also as a part of traditional Tungus ethnographic studies. The major conclusion of Sirina’s book is that it is not possible to draw a distinct border between Evenki and Evens in the modern world, which is quite contrary to traditional views.