By Ildiko Beller-Hann
In response to quite a lot of Western and native fabrics, this publication bargains an advent to the old anthropology of the Muslim Uyghur of Xinjiang from the overdue nineteenth century to 1949. the writer argues that social relatives during this period have been formed in any respect degrees by means of the foundations of reciprocity and group. specific awareness is paid to the family area and to life-cycle and spiritual rituals. this can be the 1st time that Xinjiang has been approached from the viewpoint of historic anthropology. Giving substance to the concept that of culture which glossy Uyghurs invoke whilst developing their collective id, Beller-Hann's research additionally has implications for modern analyses of inter-ethnic relatives during this delicate area.
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