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dc.contributor.authorFijn, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorTerbish, Baasanjav
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-22T14:47:51Z
dc.date.available2021-11-22T14:47:51Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0300-7839
dc.identifier.otherPMC8513552
dc.identifier.other34658483
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330911
dc.description.abstractMongolians have long known of the association between marmots and the plague. We examine their understanding of the marmot not only as a biological species that can harbour the plague, but also from a cosmological perspective as a chimerical being with potential punishment on hunters who have transgressed ancient taboos. To do so we deconstruct the multiple image of the chimerical marmot in legends, stories, and beliefs. Many Mongolians believe that if the marmot is over-exploited and the population decimated through excessive hunting, hunting households may be punished with infections of the plague.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.sourceessn: 1572-9915
dc.sourcenlmid: 0326013
dc.subjectMongolia
dc.subjectplague
dc.subjectHunting
dc.subjectPastoralism
dc.subjectCosmology
dc.subjectMarmots
dc.titleThe Multiple Faces of the Marmot: Associations with the Plague, Hunting, and Cosmology in Mongolia.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-22T14:47:50Z
prism.endingPage11
prism.publicationNameHum Ecol Interdiscip J
prism.startingPage1
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78354
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-31
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10745-021-00264-7
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidFijn, Natasha [0000-0002-2474-3365]
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9915
cam.issuedOnline2021-10-13


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