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

Eastern anthropologist46 (2) • Published In 1993 • Pages: 145-170

By: Sidky, M. H..

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.
Subjects
Ethos
Functional and adaptational interpretations
Cultural identity and pride
Speech
Linguistic identification
Annual cycle
Collecting
Hunting and trapping
Domesticated animals
Pastoral activities
Animal by-products
Cereal agriculture
Environmental quality
Community structure
Chief executive
External relations
culture
Burusho
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Asia
Sub Region
South Asia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2006
Coverage Date
1889-1993
Coverage Place
Hunza, Pakistan
Notes
M. H. Sidky
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170)
LCCN
59030548
LCSH
Burusho