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Line in the Sayans: History and Divergent Perceptions of Property Among the Tozhu and Tofa of South Siberia

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dc.contributor.author Donahoe, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:04:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:04:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-02-29 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-02-29 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3587
dc.description.abstract "This dissertation is a study of comparative change and continuity among two of the smallest and most neglected of Russia's indigenous minorities in the post-Soviet period, the Tozhu of the Republic of Tyva (Tuva) and the Tofa of southwestern Irkutsk Oblast'. The Tozhu and the Tofa are closely related reindeer-herding and hunting peoples inhabiting the Eastern Sayan mountain region of southern Siberia. Geopolitics and accidents of history have set these otherwise closely related peoples on different historical trajectories. As a result, the Tozhu have maintained their reindeer-herding traditions and native language, while the Tofa no longer practice reindeer herding nor speak their native language. I employ concepts from institutional analysis to explain the differences between these two peoples, particularly their different senses of property in land and animals, and to explain why post-Soviet development initiatives have failed among the Tozhu and Tofa." en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Line in the Sayans: History and Divergent Perceptions of Property Among the Tozhu and Tofa of South Siberia en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Indiana University, Department of Anthropology en_US
dc.type.thesistype Ph.D. Dissertation en_US
dc.coverage.region Former Soviet Union en_US
dc.coverage.country Russia en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US

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