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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

Siberian Nature in the Mirror of Peasant Memoirs (Specific Features of Ecological Consciousness of the Siberian Rural Population)

G.V. Lyubimova
Keywords: naive literature, peasant memoirs, agrarian modernization, ecological consciousness, Siberian rural population
Pages: 87-93

Abstract

The author undertakes examination of peasant autobiographies in order to analyze patterns their perception of the natural environment. Peasant handwritten autobiographies explore views and opinions of the rural population through the period of modernization in Siberia in the XIX and XX centuries. They also show transformation of these traditional views from considering the nature a source of material wealth to acknowledging exhaustibility of its resources.