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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Publications (from Symplectic)

Journal articles


  • Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. What is a reindeer? Indigenous perspectives from northeast Siberia Polar Record, v. 51
    Doi: 10.1017/s0032247414000333
  • Willerslev, R., Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. Defending the thesis on the ‘hunter's double bind’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, v. 21
    Doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.12146
  • Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. Casting Timeshadows: Pleasure and Sadness of Moving among Nomadic Reindeer Herders in north-east Siberia Mobilities, v. 10
    Doi: 10.1080/17450101.2015.1062298
  • Vitebsky, P. and Alekseyev, A., 2015. Siberia Annual Review of Anthropology, v. 44
    Doi: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-092412-155546
  • Rane, W., Vitebsky, P. and Anatoly, A., 2015. Sacrifice and the ideal hunt: A cosmological explanation for the origin of reindeer domestication Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, v. 21
  • 2014

  • Vitebsky, PG. and Anatoly, A., 2014. Nomadismes d’Asie centrale et septentrionale Diogène, v. 246-247
  • 2010

  • Vitebsky, PG., 2010. Introducing the 'Natural dimension' into Arctic humanities research Northern Notes, v. 34
  • Vitebsky, PG., 2010. From materfamilias to dinner-lady: the administrative destruction of the reindeer herder's family life Anthropology of East Europe Review, v. 28
  • 2008

  • Vitebsky, PG., Rees, WG., Stammler, FM. and Danks, FS., 2008. Vulverability of European reindeer husbandry to global change Climatic Change:, v. 87
  • Vitebsky, PG., 2008. Loving and forgetting: moments of inarticulacy in Tribal India Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, v. 14
  • Book chapters


  • Vitebsky, PG., 2012. Afterword
  • 2011

  • Vitebsky, PG., 2011. Repeated returns and special frineds: from mythic encounter to shared history
  • Vitebsky, PG., 2011. Historical time and ethnographic present: an anthropologist's experience of comparing change and loss in the Siberian Arctic and the Indian jungle
  • 2010

  • Vitebsky, PG., Habeck, JO., Comaroff, J., Costopoulos, A. and Navarette, F., 2010. Ethnographic researches in the North and their contribution to global anthropology
  • Books


  • Vitebsky, PG. and Monosi, R., 2011. Indigenous knowledge: a handbook of Sora culture (in Sora)
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    What we do

    Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.