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Contemporary Nepali Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Reader

 
Laya Prasad Uprety (Editor) Binod Pokharel (Editor) Ors. (Editor)
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Contents: Foreword. 1. Introductory remarks on the contemporary Nepali social and cultural anthropology/L.P. Uprety, B. Pokharel, J. Rai, S. Dhakal and M.S. Lama. I. Kinship: 2. Changing affinal relations among the Bahuns: an ethnographic study of Kinship practice through Bahun-Newar intermarriage/Anisha Bhattarai. 3. Exploring changes in the cross-cousin marriage among the Gurungs of Nepal/Jaya Thapa. II. Culture, resource, environment and change: 4. Anthropological perspective on water, sanitation and hygiene development: an analysis of the community level observations/Kamal Raj Sharma. 5. Climate change and disaster vulnerability in upper mustang of Nepal/Man Bahadur Khatttri. 6. Anthropology of landslide: an emic perspective from Nhason/Jiban Mani Poudel. III. Gender and Health: 7. Climate change and gender relations in Nepal: reckoning climate change vulnerability on gender relations in the post-earthquake period/Prakash Upadhyay. 8. Though the metaphor: reflection and reshaping selves, situations and health/Kapil Dahal. 9. Nepalese women in informal sector: an overview of women in labor market/Guneshwor Ojha. 10. Gender response to disaster: a case study from Barpak, Gorkha/Kusumlata Tiwari. IV. Religion and ritual: 11. From Pande to Pastor: experiences and practices of the early Christian converts in the Chepang (Chyobang) community/Lagan Rai. 12. Ritual and religious meaning/relevance of the Maharaj Than/Gramthan and Annual ritual Nisi Puja among the Rajbanshis/Bhim Rai. 13. Soil worship practices among the Nuniyas of Eastern Tarai, Nepal/Srijana Thapaliya. V. Urbanism, Infrastructure and Portering: 14. Cities are what cities perform: theorizing cities in Nepali context/Amrit Kumar Bhandari. 15. The politics of road: an ethnography of Bhalubang-Pyuthan road of Western Nepal/Shyam Kunwar. 16. Dreams of dollars at high altitude: an anthropological study of porters involved in trekking around the Khumbu region, Nepal/Khadga Narayan Shrestha. VI. Institutional development of Nepali anthropology: 17. Anthropology as an Independent discipline in Nepal: recent developmental history, practice and vortex of epistemological and institutional challenges/Laya Prasad Uprety and Binod Pokharel.

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Bibliographic information

Title Contemporary Nepali Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Reader
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789937039420
length viii+473p.