Steenberg, Rune

Rune Steenberg: Transforming Houses – the Changing Concept of the House in Kashgar, pp. 171-192

This paper examines the transformation of the local Uyghur concept of öy (house) in an environment of increasing mobility and monetization in the city of Kashgar in southwest Xinjiang, China. The paper identifies a shift in social practices related to the öy as a social unit and as a conceptual metaphor, which is taking on a stronger genealogical meaning and becoming somewhat de-localized.

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