Different Risks, Different Biographies: The Roles of Reversibility for Buryats and Circularity for Evenki People

Tatiana Safonova, István Sántha


The article is based on fieldwork conducted in Southern Siberia among Buryat and Evenki people in 2006. By comparing the strategies of risk management persons with articulated biographies (Buryat shaman and Evenki businessman) use, we investigated the general patterns of ways Evenki and Buryat people deal with the world, search or avoid risks, construct own biographies. The reversibility and linearity play important roles for Buryats. Evenki people experience the circularity in all the processes and search for multiplicity.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs100111


risk; biography; Southern Siberia; social anthropology; cattle breeders; hunter-gatherers

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