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Winters without women: social change, split households and gendered labour in rural Mongolia

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In this article, I use absence as a lens to explore social change and masculinity in rural Mongolia, with a focus on household splitting during winter months. Since the breakdown in state-sponsored dormitory systems, many mobile pastoralists split their households to accommodate children during the school year. This results in women moving to settled centres while men remain in pastures to care for livestock. In critical reflections on rural work, both male and female herders have underscored...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Geography
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
American Centre for Mongolian Studies More from this funder
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Gender, Place and Culture Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
399-415
Publication date:
2018-03-08
Acceptance date:
2017-12-06
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EISSN:
1360-0524
ISSN:
0966-369X
Pubs id:
pubs:840536
URN:
uri:4769c80b-d48d-4868-855b-a4572d45a47e
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uuid:4769c80b-d48d-4868-855b-a4572d45a47e
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pubs:840536

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