Sidky, M. H.. Subsistence, ecology, and social organisation among the Hunzakut: a high-mountain people in the Karakorams

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Title: Subsistence, ecology, and social organisation among the Hunzakut: a high-mountain people in the Karakorams

Published in: The Eastern anthropologist -- Vol. 46, no. 2

Published By: The Eastern anthropologist -- Vol. 46, no. 2 Lucknow, India: Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, 1993. 145-170 p.

By line: M. H. Sidky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Burusho (AV07)

Subjects: Ethos (181); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Cultural identity and pride (186); ; Speech (191); Linguistic identification (197); Annual cycle (221); Collecting (222); Hunting and trapping (224); Domesticated animals (231); Pastoral activities (233); Animal by-products (237); Cereal agriculture (243); Environmental quality (318); Community structure (621); Chief executive (643); External relations (648); ;

Abstract: This paper discusses the social and economic organizations of the Burusho of Hunza, northern Pakistan. It argues that the socioeconomic organizations of the Hanzakut people are shaped by a unique combination of production strategies they needed to pursue for surviving in this resource-poor and harsh high-mountain enviroment.

Document Number: 9

Document ID: av07-009

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: not specified

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006

Coverage Date: 1889-1993

Coverage Place: Hunza, Pakistan

LCSH: Burusho

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