Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology University of Zurich


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

Projektleiter: Jürgen Paul und Günther Schlee, Projektbearbeiter: Wolfgang Holzwarth. Die Projektbeschreibung des Teilprojekt D5 ist auf dem Website des SFB 586 ‚Differenz und Integration‘ zu finden.

According to salt. An ethnography of customary law in Talas, Kyrgyzstan (Abgeschlossenes Projekt)

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