Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich


Between Loss of Power and Market Integration: Central Asian Nomads in Colonial Times (Completed Project)

Directors: Jürgen Paul and Günther Schlee, Researcher: Wolfgang Holzwarth. The project description of Projekt D5 can be found on the website of the SFB 586 ‘Difference and Integration’.

According to salt. An ethnography of customary law in Talas, Kyrgyzstan (Completed Project)

Over the course of five years (2005–2009) this project investigated emic notions and observable practices of the Kyrgyz concept of salt (customary law) and analyzed these from a legal anthropological perspective. The guiding question of the project was “How do the inhabitants of two villages in the northwestern province of Talas order their relations with