About the Hearth: Perspectives on the Home, Hearth and Household in the Circumpolar North. Edited by David G. Anderson, Robert P. Wishart, and Virginie Vaté. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013

Vera Skvirskaja


In the ethnographic literature on the indigenous peoples of the North, the dwelling has always occupied a prominent position. About the Hearth is a continuation of this longstanding academic interest. The theme of the three Hs—home, hearth, and household—frames a project bringing together scholars from different disciplines: mostly anthropology but also archaeology, museum studies, and historical demography.


Indigenous People; Circumpolar North; Siberia; Anthropology of Dwelling; Household; Vernacular Architecture

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