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Mongolia Naadam Festival: past and present in the construction of national identity [article]

Deborah Mary Rhode, University Of Canterbury
The Games component of the festival is examined drawing on the anthropology of games and sport related to identity, liminality and the use of ritual to engender unity.  ...  The public performance of Naadam successfully articulated the political hierarchy in both the spatial arrangements of the official audience and also in the construction of the festival itself.  ...  According to Batjaral, who took over the department responsible for implementing new practices, some ceremonies were drawn from the autonomous era (1911-1921), when Mongolia first declared its independence  ... 
doi:10.26021/4204 fatcat:gona7zmmgbcfbhgubjeaw5fxja