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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

Hospitality in the Kazakh Culture in the Context of Conspicuous Consumption. Traditions and the Present

I.V. Oktyabrskaya, Z.K. Suraganova
Keywords: Kazakh culture, conspicuous consumption, visiting, traditions and the present
Pages: 107-117


The article studies the forms of visiting in the traditional and modern Kazakh culture. The research is based on concepts and practices of conspicuous consumption and gift exchange. The authors argue that the norms and standards of visiting, which remained steady for centuries, are a form of social reproduction both from socioeconomic and mythical-ritual perspectives.