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Segmentation within the state: The reconfiguration of Tibetan tribes in China's reform period

Abstract:

Despite the upheavals of collectivisation and reform, the nomadic pastoralists of Amdo, in the north-eastern part of the Tibetan plateau, maintain that they substantially retain historic forms of tribal organisation. The governmental structures of the modern Chinese state have replaced the hereditary rulers, kings and monastic leaders who formerly exercised leadership over the nomads' tribes. However, ideologies of revenge and practices of feuding still characterise relations between tribal g...

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10.3167/082279405781826074

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Journal:
Nomadic Peoples
Volume:
9
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
83-102
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1752-2366
ISSN:
0822-7942
URN:
uuid:aceb4427-8218-42b1-9235-7d967628a462
Source identifiers:
283918
Local pid:
pubs:283918
Language:
English
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