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The end of Nomadism? : society, state and the environment in inner Asia

Author: Caroline Humphrey; David Sneath
Publisher: Knapwell : White Horse Press, 1999.
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A study of the steppe region of Inner Asia, historically dominated by Mongol culture, Buddhist-Shamanist religion, and an economy based on mobile pastoralism. It discusses the possible demise of the nomadic way of life, arguing that mobility and district-level management are necessary for success.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Humphrey; David Sneath
ISBN: 1874267359 9781874267355 1874267367 9781874267362
OCLC Number: 59379663
Description: ix, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Cultures of inner Asia; changing pastoral societies and the environment in the 20th century; rural institutions; kinship, networks and residence; settlement and urbanism; spatial mobility and Inner Asian pastoralism; a family and its networks.
Responsibility: Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath.

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