Mongols from country to city : floating boundaries, pastoralism and city life in the Mongol lands
- edited by Ole Bruun and Li Narangoa.
- Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2006.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xi, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps.
- NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 34.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1: Introduction (Li Narangoa and Ole Bruun). Ch
- 2: The Significance of Towns and Markets in Mongolian History. Ch
- 3: Municipalization and Ethnopolitics in Inner Mongolia (Uradyn Bulag). Ch
- 4: Migration and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia (Ann Fenger Benwell). Ch
- 5: Education and Mobility in Inner Mongolia (Li Narangoa). Ch
- 6: The Rural and the Urban in Pastoral Mongolia (David Sneath). Ch
- 7: Where is the Centre? Nomadic and Sedentary Topographies in the Shishged Darxad Political Economy (Morten Pedersen). Ch
- 8: Nomadic Herders and the City Attraction (Ole Bruun). Ch
- 9: Namkhainyambuu and the Herding Economy of Mongolia (Mary and Morris Rossabi). Ch
- 10: Shamanism in Transition: From the Shadow to the Light (Laetitia Merli). Ch
- 11: A Preliminary Survey of Buddhism in Present-day Mongolia (Agata Bareja-Starzynska and Hanna Havnevik).
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume examines the process of cultural change in Mongol societies since the early 20th century by considering the interaction of the basic structural features of pastoral nomadism in Mongolia with larger economies, both communist and capitalist; the effect of deliberate cultural reconstruction (ranging from changes to the education system to purges and outright cultural destruction) on the conduct of the pastoral economy; and the efforts of Mongols themselves to develop aspects of their own cultural identity under conditions of territorial partition, episodes of intense political repression, and (in the Russian and Chinese regions) very substantial immigration by non-Mongol groups. In particular, this volume will examine those modernization processes entailed in urbanization, secularization, industrialization, democratization and national identity formation. A central question is to what extent these take a different shape in a pastoral society as compared to an "ordinary" sedentary agricultural society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Mongolia > History > 20th century.
- Social change > Mongolia > History > 20th century.
- Nomads > Mongolia > History > 20th century.
- Rural-urban migration > Mongolia > History > 20th century.
- Mongolia > Social policy.
- Buddhism > Mongolia.
- Shamanism > Mongolia.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Globalization.
- Rural-urban migration.
- Social change.
- Social policy.
- Sozialer Wandel.
- Innere Mongolei.
- Publication date
- Studies in Asian topics / Nordic Institute of Asian Studies ; no. 34
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