Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Goldstein, Melvyn C.
Beall, Cynthia M.
The changing world of Mongolia's nomads
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley: University of California Press. 1994. 176 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
photography and text by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Cynthia M.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2006. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Annual cycle (221);
Pastoral activities (233);
Normal garb (291);
Production and supply (433);
External trade (439);
Corporate organization (473);
Cooperative organization (474);
Animal transport (492);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Moost district, Hovd Province,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings