Community Matters in Xinjiang 1880-1949: Towards a by Ildiko Beller-Hann

By Ildiko Beller-Hann

In accordance with quite a lot of Western and native fabrics, this ebook bargains an creation to the old anthropology of the Muslim Uyghur of Xinjiang from the past due nineteenth century to 1949. the writer argues that social family members during this period have been formed in any respect degrees through the rules of reciprocity and group. specific awareness is paid to the family area and to life-cycle and non secular rituals. this can be the 1st time that Xinjiang has been approached from the point of view of historic anthropology. Giving substance to the idea that of culture which sleek Uyghurs invoke whilst developing their collective id, Beller-Hann's research additionally has implications for modern analyses of inter-ethnic family members during this delicate sector.

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