Goldstein, Melvyn C.. The changing world of Mongolia's nomads

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Title: The changing world of Mongolia's nomads

Published By: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. 176 p.: ill., maps

By line: photography and text by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2006. Computer File

Culture: Mongolia (AH01)

Subjects: Topography and geology (133); Annual cycle (221); Pastoral activities (233); Normal garb (291); Production and supply (433); External trade (439); Corporate organization (473); Cooperative organization (474); Animal transport (492); Household (592);

Abstract: The researchers spent three summers among Mongolian herders living in the Altai Mountains. Their text, supplemented with many photographs, conveys some of the feel of contemporary nomadic pastoral way of life. The authors also discuss the effects of decollectivization/privatization reforms. The response of herders was not to dissolve the communal ownership of the collectives (NEGDEL) entirely, but to incorporate themselves as a joint shareholding corporation, thus preserving some form of collective responsibility, albeit with households maintaining some private stock on the side. The herders also formed their own trading company to find and open markets in cities and across the borders in Russia and China.

Document Number: 17

Document ID: ah01-017

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1990

Evaluation: Ethnogapher-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1990-1992

Coverage Place: Moost district, Hovd Province, Mongolia

LCSH: Mongolia

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