Werner, Cynthia Ann, 1967-. The dynamics of feasting and gift exchange in rural Kazakstan

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The dynamics of feasting and gift exchange in rural Kazakstan

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Contemporary Kazaks : cultural and social perspectives, edited by Ingvar Svanberg

Published By: Original publisher Contemporary Kazaks : cultural and social perspectives, edited by Ingvar Svanberg New York: St. Martin's Press. 1999. 47-72 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Cynthia Ann Werner

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kazakh (RQ02)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Gift giving (431); Social relationships and groups (571); Visiting and hospitality (574); Household (592);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author examines the resurgence of feasting and gift-giving among Kazak households in the post-Soviet era. She describes in particular one extravagant feast and explains the behavior in maintaining and extending household networks, and establishing social status and identity. She notes the rising conspicuous consumption of imported commodities and comments on the struggle of poorer households trying to keep up with costs of feasts.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 15

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. rq02-015

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: for bibliographical references see document 18:Svanberg

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1992-1995

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1993-1995

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kazakhs

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