Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
The Social Significance of the House of Culture in Russia
Habeck, Joachim Otto
Sibirienzentrum (Prof. Dr. Christopher Hann)
MPI für ethnologische Forschung, Halle/Saale
SummaryThe House of Culture is so ubiquitous in Russian towns and villages that whoever has lived or been there for some time thinks to know what its function is. However, there is surprisingly little research about its past and present condition. In five small towns of Russia, researchers of the MPI for Social Anthropology have explored the role of the House of Culture, the sphere of culture work, and current changes in education and leisure.