Book

The changing world of Mongolia's nomads

University of California PressBerkeley • Published In 1994 • Pages:

By: Goldstein, Melvyn C., Beall, Cynthia M..

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.
Subjects
Topography and geology
Annual cycle
Pastoral activities
Normal garb
Production and supply
External trade
Corporate organization
Cooperative organization
Animal transport
Household
culture
Mongolia
HRAF PubDate
2006
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Central Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnogapher-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
Coverage Date
1990-1992
Coverage Place
Moost district, Hovd Province, Mongolia
Notes
photography and text by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M. Beall
Includes bibliographical references and index
LCCN
93024004
LCSH
Mongolia