Chechens Through the Russian Prism
Transitions Online, 2005
5 Pages Posted: 1 May 2010 Last revised: 15 May 2011
Date Written: May 1, 2005
This essay examines the Valery Tishkov's controversial contribution to the anthropology of war: Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society, by Valery Tishkov, with a forward by Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Russia’ s leading Chechnya expert has produced a landmark work - but it is a landmark that also shows that Chechens and Russians still cannot hear each other.
Keywords: Valery Tishkov, Chechnya, Anthropology of War, Violence
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