Examples of Anglo-Indian intermarriage and social relations only began to emerge from the late 18th century onwards. Tourism has influenced kinship and parenting practices, with Mosuo residing in areas where tourism is prevalent being less likely to adhere to strict matrilineal norms. Missionaries devoted themselves to the task of understanding new cultures. Journal of Islamic Jerusalem Studies. The daba is mostly called on to perform traditional ceremonies at key events, such as naming a child, a child's coming-of-age ceremony, a funeral, or special events such as the Spring Festival. Thomson, Rosemary Garland ed.
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Mosuo lamas offer prayers of thanks and prayers for the dead,  offer basic religious and secular education to young children, and counsel adults. Journal of IslamicJerusalem Studies. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat In the 18th and 19th centuries, the term Orientalist identified a scholar who specialized in the languages and literatures of the Eastern world. The adoption of a more neutral term does not, however, alter the fact that a process of European penetration into regions of the world previously unknown to Europeans did occur, and through this process Europeans "discovered" for themselves new species and ecosystems, and new peoples and societies.