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Author Fijn, Natasha, 1975-

Title Living with herds : human-animal co-existence in Mongolia / Natasha Fijn.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Summary "Natasha Fijn examines the process of animal domestication in an ethnographic account of herders and their herd animals in the mountains of Mongolia"-- Provided by publisher.
"Domestic animals have lived with humans for thousands of years and remain essential to the everyday lives of people throughout the world. In this book, Natasha Fijn examines the process of animal domestication in a study that blends biological and social anthropology, ethology, and ethnography. She examines the social behavior of humans and animals in a contemporary Mongolian herding society. After living with Mongolian herding families, Dr. Fijn has observed through firsthand experience both sides of the human-animal relationship. Examining their reciprocal social behavior and communication with one another, she demonstrates how herd animals influence Mongolian herders' lives and how the animals themselves are active partners in the domestication process"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Crossing boundaries. Prologue: Life in the Khangai mountains -- Introduction -- A Mongolian etho-ethnography -- The oocial herd. Social spheres -- Names, symbols, colours and breeding -- Multi-species enculturation -- Tameness and control -- Living with herds. In the land of the horse -- The cycle of life -- The domestic and the wild -- The sacred animal -- Conclusion: Co-domestic lives.
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Subject Ethnology -- Mongolia.
Herding -- Mongolia.
Domestication -- Mongolia.
Human-animal relationships -- Mongolia.
Mongolia -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fijn, Natasha, 1975- Living with herds. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9781107000902 (DLC) 2010038922 (OCoLC)663443367
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