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Department of Social Anthropology

Goats in the Gobi Desert

The paper explores current transformations in a variety of contexts including the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, Mongolia Tanzania, Guinea, and Ethiopia. Although the majority of these countries and regions have abandoned socialism for different political and economic paths, China has embraced a market economy while remaining a party-­state. This paper explores current transformations as well as the relation between change and continuity in a number of late-socialist and post-­socialist societies. It draws upon case studies from a range of contexts that offer a rich field for ethnographic and theoretical exploration of the complexities of change, memory, identity and nationhood.

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