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Reclaiming the Forest [electronic resource] : The Ewenki Reindeer Herders of Aoluguya

Author/Creator:
Kolås, Åshild.
Publication:
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (212 p.)
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Subjects:
Evenki (Asian people) -- Ethnic identity -- Genhe Shi -- China.
Evenki (Asian people) -- China -- Genhe Shi.
Reindeer herders.
Local subjects:
Evenki (Asian people) -- China -- Genhe Shi. (search)
Evenki (Asian people) -- Ethnic identity. (search)
Reindeer herders -- China -- Genhe Shi. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The reindeer herders of Aoluguya, China, are a group of former hunters who today see themselves as ""keepers of reindeer"" as they engage in ethnic tourism and exchange experiences with their Ewenki neighbors in Russian Siberia. Though to some their future seems problematic, this book focuses on the present, challenging the pessimistic outlook, reviewing current issues, and describing the efforts of the Ewenki to reclaim their forest lifestyle and develop new forest livelihoods. Both academic and literary contributions balance the volume written by authors who are either indigenous to the reg
Contents:
Reclaiming the Forest; Contents; Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction - Writing the ""Reindeer Ewenki""; Part I - Encountering the Ewenki; Chapter 1 - From Nomads to Settlers: A History of the Aoluguya Ewenki (1965-1999); Part II - Migrations: Reindeer Herding in Flux; Chapter 2 - In the Forest Pastures of the Reindeer; Chapter 3 - Ambiguities of the Aoluguya Ewenki; Chapter 4 - The Many Faces of Nomadism among the Reindeer Ewenki: Uses of Land, Mobility, and Exchange Networks; Part III - Representations: Defining the Reindeer Ewenki Culture and Identity
Chapter 5 - A Passage from Forest to State: The Aoluguya Ewenki and their MuseumsChapter 6 - The Ecological Migration and Ewenki Identity; Chapter 7 - Tents, Taiga, and Tourist Parks: Vernacular Ewenki Architecture and the State; Part IV - Local Voices; Chapter 8 - Campfire; Chapter 9 - My Homeland; Chapter 10 - Hunting along the Bei'erci River; Glossary of Chinese and Ewenki Terms; Contributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
Xie, Yuanyuan.
ISBN:
1-78238-631-9