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Author Tan, Gillian G., author

Title Pastures of change : contemporary adaptations and transformations among nomadic pastoralists of Eastern Tibet / Gillian G. Tan
Published Cham : Springer, 2018
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Series Studies in human ecology and adaptation
Studies in human ecology and adaptation.
Contents Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Transcription and Transliteration; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: Pastoralism and Change in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau; Pastoralism; Nomadic Pastoralism in Eastern Tibet; Orders and Kinds of Change; Outline of Chapters and Methodology; References; Chapter 2: Ethnographic Setting of Nomadic Pastoralism in Eastern Tibet; Everyday Life, with Special Attention to Activities Involving Yaks; Interactions with Human Others; Interactions with Nonhuman Others; References; Tibetan Language Sources
Chapter 3: Ideologies of Change from Maoist Development to Market-Oriented GovernmentalityState Legibility, with Respect to Nomadic Pastoralism; The Ideology Behind Maoist Policies Towards Nomadic Pastoralists and Grasslands; The Switch to Individualist Commercial and Consumerist Policies in the 1990s; The Rise of "Green Governmentality"; Producing Pastoral Intensification; References; Chinese Language Sources; Chapter 4: "Change for a Better Future": International Development in Eastern Tibet; The Organization and Its Context; The Project On-the-Ground; The Mismatch of Space and Time
The Structuring of Change Around StabilityReferences; Chapter 5: Historical Engagements in Eastern Tibet; Historical Relationships with Rulers and Kings; Inequalities of Rank and Wealth; Feuds, Raids, and Movements; Trade and Products of Exchange; References; Chapter 6: Contemporary Adaptations and Transformations; General Analysis of Adaptations and Transformations with Regard to Sedentarization; Sipeitao or "Four That Form a Set"; Nomad Settlement Project; Pastoralist-Yak Relationships; Pastoralist-Pastoralist Relationships; Pastoralist-Territorial Master Relationships
A Boarding School for Children of Nomadic PastoralistsReferences; Chapter 7: Caterpillar Fungus and Transforming Subjectivities; From Caterpillar to Fungus; Exchanges; On the Pastures; Subcontracting; Around the Camps; Tibetan Middlemen; From Tibetan Middlemen to Hui Traders; Triads; From Tibetan Middlemen to Han Companies: The Case of Very Grass (5×); Caterpillar Fungus as Medicinal Gift; Conclusion; References; Tibetan Language Sources; Chapter 8: Conclusion; Implications of Change Viewed in Terms of Relationships; Implications of Actions from a View of Change Based on Stability; References
Tibetan and Chinese GlossaryBibliography; Chinese Language Sources; Tibetan Language Sources; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pastoral systems -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Ethnology -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Nomads -- Government policy -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Social life and customs.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Religious life and customs.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Ethnic relations.
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ISBN 9783319765532 (electronic bk.)
3319765531 (electronic bk.)