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Let Him Be Gray-Headed!#Childhood in the modern culture of Chinese Tuvinians

... and strengthening of control over demographic processes in China, all Tuvinian women deliver in maternity clinics instead of resorting  to domiciliary obstetrics. Despite this, the Tuvinians of China continue to hold in highest regard the traditional rituals assisting mother and child’s health and welfare.  Contributing to this is the practice, still existing in China, of giving to a Tuvinian mother, on her release from the maternity clinic, the placenta of the newly born baby, packed in a special ...

Modified: 17.12.2015
Chinese Tuvinians , Tuvinians , childhood , traditional rituals , rituals , verbal component , tradition
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Food without "Soul" Does Not Fill. Social and Ritual Aspects of Yakuts' Traditional Diet

... this publication we are turning to the unique materials concerned with the spiritual aspects of this northern people's traditional diet. They were collected by the scholar during many years of field research at the time when some of the customs and rituals described were not an ethnographic rarity but a part of everyday life. Ethnographic approach to food studies allowed A. A. Savvin, as early as in the first half of the 20th century, to near the understanding of the food's important role as a universal ...

Modified: 30.04.2010
Yakutia , Sakha , Yakuts' food , ethnography , traditional diet , sacrifice offering , taboo , rituals , magic , food bans , choron , kumis , kumis dishes
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