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Nationalism and hybridity in Mongolia

Author: Uradyn Erden Bulag
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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After a Soviet-dominated past and facing a Chinese-threatened future, Mongolian nationalism stresses purity to curb outside influences on its culture and identity. This book argues that Mongols face  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Uradyn Erden Bulag
ISBN: 0198233574 9780198233572
OCLC Number: 37935068
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Situating Hybridity. An Erliiz Anthropologist and Greater Mongolia. Historical Overview. Buryats and Hamnigans of Dashbalbar and Dadal Sums --
2. The Creation of Ethnicity and Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Mongolia. Building a 'Socialist Mongolian Nation' and the Vocabulary of Ethnicity. Separating Religion from the State. Revolution in a Feudal Country? Modern Mongolian 'Tribalism'. Socialist 'Feudal' Structure and Problems of Social Cohesion. Conditions for Fostering Nationalism: Economic Disintegration. Conclusion --
3. Ethno-politics in Mongolia. The Halh: From Marginality to Centrality. The Buryats: Pan-Mongolism and Marginalization. Who are the Real Mongols? Settling an Old Score between the Oirats and the Halh.
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Uradyn E. Bulag.
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"This book encompasses at once a history of the emergence of a Mongolian nation and its ongoing struggles over positioning during the postsocialist transition. Based on fieldwork in the capital of Read more...

 
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