Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs (Hardback)Rebecca M. Empson (author)
Hardback 398 Pages / Published: 14/04/2011
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Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating wealth and fortune in the face of political and economic uncertainties. It is at this intersection, where the politics of tending to the past and the morality of new means of accumulating wealth come together to shape intimate social relations that the book reveals an innovative area for the study of kinship in anthropology. Combining personal experience with ethnographic insight, the volume will be essential reading for social anthropologists and those with a general interest in East Asia and post-socialist countries.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 242 x 175 x 31 mm
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