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Harnessing fortune : personhood, memory, and place in Mongolia

Author: Rebecca Empson; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed ethnography of rural Mongolian life since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Based on fieldwork with migrant herding families who traverse the northern Mongolian-Russian border, it explores how intimate social relationships and identities are drawn upon to engage with new political and economic uncertainties.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Empson; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780191753992 0191753998
OCLC Number: 864679023
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 408 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by Rebecca M. Empson.

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