Book

Mongol community and kinship structure

Greenwood PressWestport, Conn. • Published In 1973 • Pages:

By: Vreeland, Herbert Harold.

Abstract
This is a study of Mongolian kinship structure based on interviews with informants living in the United States. Vreeland examines the social, political, economic and religious organization in the home communities of informant's from three Mongolian tribes: the Khalkha in western Mongolia, Chahar in Inner Mongolia, China, and the Dagor along the Nen Jiang (river), which divides Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia, China. Vreeland accounts for their simlarities and differences; similarities in terms of a common ancestral stock and differences in terms of varying influences from the Chinese-Manchu state and Lamaism. Vreeland argues for a common origin of kinship structure and through careful analysis of kinshhip terminology attempts to reconstruct a prototype kinship system and account for subsequent transformations.
Subjects
Household
Kinship terminology
Kindreds and ramages
Kindreds and ramages
Lineages
Clans
Districts
Provinces
Taxation and public income
Prophets and ascetics
culture
Mongolia
HRAF PubDate
2006
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Central Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnographer-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
Coverage Date
1000-1950
Coverage Place
Mongolia and Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang, China
Notes
[by] Herbert Harold Vreeland, III
Original ed. issued in series: Behavior science monographs
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327)
LCCN
72012334
LCSH
Mongolia