Anderson, Jon W.. There are no KHANS anymore: economic development and social change in tribal Afghanistan

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Title: There are no KHANS anymore: economic development and social change in tribal Afghanistan

Published in: The Middle East Journal -- Vol. 32, no.2

Published By: The Middle East Journal -- Vol. 32, no.2 Washington: Middle East Institute, 1978. 167-183 p.

By line: Jon W. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Pashtun (AU04)

Subjects: Sociocultural trends (178); Economic planning and development (179); Tillage (241); Cereal agriculture (243); Agricultural machinery (407); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571);

Abstract: This document discusses economic development and social change in Afghanistan with a particular focus on the introduction of the tractor into agriculture and its effects on Pashtun society. The author also emphasizes the significant role that the KHAN (lord or chief) has played, as an agent of cultural change, by introducing the tractor to the Ghilzai farmers.

Document Number: 25

Document ID: au04-025

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1971-1974

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2001

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Ghilzai Pashtun, Afghanistan

LCSH: Pushtuns

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