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Culture and the environment in the Himalaya

Author: Arjun Guneratne
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2010.
Series: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Drawing on Himalayan ethnography to interrogate and critique contemporary theorizing about the environment, this book examines how the environment is conceptualized among different social groups in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arjun Guneratne
ISBN: 9780415778831 0415778832 9780203864364 0203864360
OCLC Number: 311756192
Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Downward spiral? : interrogating narratives of environmental change in the Himalaya / John J. Metz --
Healing landscapes : sacred and rational nature in Nepal's Ayurvedic medicine / Mary Cameron --
Perceptions of forests among Yakkha of East Nepal : exploring the social and cultural context / Andrew Russell --
A forest community or community forestry? : beliefs, meanings and nature in north-western Nepal / Andrea Nightingale --
Where God's children live : symbolizing forests in Nepal / Jana Fortier --
Clear mountains, blurred horizons : Limbu perception of their physical world / T.B. Subba --
The role of religion in conservation and degradation of forests : examples from the Kumaun Himalaya / Safia Aggarwal --
The abuse of religion and ecology : the Vishva Hindu Parishad and Tehri Dam / Emma Mawdsley --
Restoration and revival : remembering the Bagmati civilization / Anne M. Rademacher --
Beyond cultural models of the environment : linking subjectivities of dwelling and power / Ben Campbell.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary South Asia series, 24.
Responsibility: Arjun Guneratne.
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"The sharper chapters take advantage of the shared questions of power, misguided planning, and the social perception of the environment to advance our theoretical toolkit well beyond the modest Read more...

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