The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas (BOK)

Subhadra Mitra Channa

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The Inner and Outer Selves is an ethnographic study on a small group of pastoralists and erstwhile trans-border traders in the Himalayas, the Jad Bhotiyas. It presents an anthropological perspective on trans- border trade and the changing locus of identity in the aftermath of the Indo-Tibetan border closure. From the study of a small community, the book deliberates on the more universal concepts of nationalism, identity, democracy, and borders between self and others-both metaphoric and real. The book discusses the qualitative aspects of the lives of men and especially women, their world-view, aspirations, and adaptation to the changing environment. This monograph also focuses on how in constructing their identity, the Bhotiyas relate to and navigate their physical surroundings and conceptualize the surrounding ecological landscape in their lives.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Subhadra Mitra Channa
ISBN 9780198079422
Antall sider 348 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,5cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 10 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Anthropology, Ethnic studies