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For decades preceding 1990, Mongolia's economy was supported by the Soviet Union. For the past several years the country has been undergoing extreme change in economic structure as well as social organization. The 30 women in this book discuss the changes in specific, pesonal terms but, as a counterpoint, confirm a tenacious sense of tradition. Weather conditions are extreme in Mongolia: winter temperatures hover between 30 to 40 degrees below zero. The high plateau that Mongolia sits on has preserved a uniquely Mongolian lifestyle. The women of Mongolia celebrate that lifestyle in this book, as they face an uncertain future with strength and optimism. "Women of Mongolia is a vivid, colorful, and extremely informative description of the changes and continuities in the lives of Mongolian women...Ms. Avery allows the women to speak for themselves, providing the reader with fascinating insights and vignettes. She has interviewed a remarkable variety of women - from yak herders to anthropologists to street sweepers to ambassadors, all of whom have been influenced by the recent transformations in the Mongolian economy and society." -Morris Rossabi, Columbia University "Self-reliance has always been a necessary condition of life on the steppe, and this habit of mind has not stopped at the city gates. These are vigorous, strong women who take on challenges. Resourcefulness and resilience forma general theme of the book, and are what struck me when I began to meet Mongolian women." - Martha Avery, from the Preface

Book News Annotation:

Poignant, inspiring. Avery has interviewed and photographed a cross section of women in the capital city, and in the wild, challenging countryside. Most are admirable: independent, adaptable, tolerant of extraordinary hardship. Published by Asian Art and Archaeology, distributed by U. of Washington Press.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780937321058
Author:
Avery, Martha
Author:
Avery
Publisher:
Asian Art and Archaeology
Location:
Boulder, CO :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
Women -- Mongolia -- Case studies.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
Asian art
Subject:
Textiles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-156
Publication Date:
19960101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
9.02x7.02x.62 in. 1.19 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Asia » Mongolia
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » China

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