Reclaiming the Forest: The Ewenki Reindeer Herders of Aoluguya (Paperback)

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By Åshild Kolås (Editor), Yuanyuan Xie (Editor)
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The reindeer herders of Aoluguya, China, are a group of former hunters who today see themselves as "keepers of reindeer" as they engage in ethnic tourism and exchange experiences with their Ewenki neighbors in Russian Siberia. Though to some their future seems problematic, this book focuses on the present, challenging the pessimistic outlook, reviewing current issues, and describing the efforts of the Ewenki to reclaim their forest lifestyle and develop new forest livelihoods. Both academic and literary contributions balance the volume written by authors who are either indigenous to the region or have carried out fieldwork among the Aoluguya Ewenki since the late 1990s.

About the Author

Yuanyuan Xie is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University. She carried out a year-long fieldwork in Aoluguya in 2003-2004, just after the resettlement and is working on a research project about the Aologuya Ewenki funded by the Chinese National Social Science Foundation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789207620
ISBN-10: 1789207622
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: February 12th, 2020
Pages: 212
Language: English