[English] HAL member Nicolas Rasiulis spent several months in 2014 living among the Dukha Tsaatans, a small community of reindeer herders who inhabit a taiga landscape in northern Mongolia. He has recently written a piece where he reflects on the particular methodological approach that emerged through his experiences and relationships with the Tsaatans and their animal companions, and which underpinned his Master’s thesis project, entitled “Freestyle Bearing: Work, Play, and Synergy in the Practice of Everyday Life Among Mongolian Reindeer Pastoralists” (2016). 

Follow hyperlink to view the PDF of an unabridged version of his piece published in Culture, CASCA’s newsletter/blog.

Version published in Culture.


[Français] Nicolas Rasiulis, membre du HAL, a passé plusieurs mois en 2014 à vivre parmi les Dukha Tsaatans, une communauté d’éleveurs de rennes qui habite dans la taïga située au nord de la Mongolie. Il vient d’écrire un article où il discute de l’approche méthodologique qui a émergé au fur et à mesure de ses expériences et rapports avec les Tsaatans et leurs companions animaux, et qui lui a permis de produire son projet de thèse intitulé “Freestyle Bearing: Work, Play, and Synergy in the Practice of Everyday Life Among Mongolian Reindeer Pastoralists” (2016).

Suivez le lien pour voir la version non-abrégée de l’article publié dans Culture, le bulletin/blog de CASCA.

Version publiée dans Culture.

Herding a flock of reindeer through pasture.

Herding a flock of reindeer through pasture.