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Facing Globalization in the Himalayas

Facing Globalization in the Himalayas
Belonging and the Politics of the Self

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April 2014 | 482 pages | SAGE India
This book explores the complex relationships between belonging and globalization in the contemporary Himalayan world and beyond. Over the last decades, the interrelations at local, national, and global scales have intensified in historically unprecedented forms and intensity. At the same time, homogenizing global processes have generated parochial and vernacular reactions. This book aims at developing an appropriate analysis of these interactions and, thus, at supplementing the previous collection on the Politics of Belonging in the Himalayas

This book is the first major study on this topic and a crucial contribution to the study of the current change within the Himalayan societies and their cultures. It is based on several case studies carried out by outstanding anthropologists, geographers, linguists, political scientists working in the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas.
Gérard Toffin and Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Introduction: Globalization and Belonging in the Himalayas and in Trans-Himalayan Social Spaces
Blandine Ripert
Improbable Globalization: Individualization and Christianization among the Tamangs
Sara Shneiderman
Circular Lives: Histories and Economies of Belonging in the Transnational Thangmi Village
Pascale Dollfus
Being a Ladakhi, Playing the Nomad
Jeevan R Sharma
Migration, Marginality, and Modernity: Hill Men’s Journey to Mumbai
Mitra Pariyar, Bal Gopal Shrestha and David N Gellner
Rights and a Sense of Belonging: Two Contrasting Nepali Diaspora Communities
Tristan Bruslé
Geographical, Cultural, and Professional Belonging of Nepalese Migrants in India and Qatar
Sondra L Hausner
Belonging and Solitude among Nepali Nurses in Great Britain
Ben Campbell
Culture on Display: Metropolitan Multiculturalism and the Manchester Nepal Festival
Bandita Sijapati
Being and Belonging: Mapping the Experiences of Nepali Immigrants in the United States
Susan Hangen
Global Gurungs: Ethnic Organizing Abroad
Chiara Letizia
Buddhist Activism, New Sanghas, and the Politics of Belonging among Some Tharu and Magar Communities of Southern Nepal
Tanka Subba
Power Projects, Protests, and Problematics of Belonging in Dzongu, Sikkim
Vibha Arora Reconfiguring Lepcha Belonging with Cyber-belonging
Mark Turin
Mother Tongues and Language Competence: The Shifting Politics of Linguistic Belonging in the Himalayas
Martin A Mills
Who Belongs to Tibet? Governmental Narratives of State in the Ganden Podrang
Michael Hutt
The Last Himalayan Monarchies

Gerard Toffin

Gérard Toffin is Director of Research at National Center for Scientific Research in France. In 1985, he created the CNRS team ‘Centre for Himalayan Studies’, where he was director until 1995. He has been carrying out research in Nepal since 1970 when he first came to Nepal to work as Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy. In addition to his own research on the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, the Paharis, the Tamangs of western Nepal, the Parbatiya culture of the districts of Gulmi and Argha Khanchi in mid-western Nepal, and the Pranami sect in India and Nepal, he has directed, edited, and taken part in various anthropological research and... More About Author

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany. She was coordinator of the EU-Asia-Link Project ‘The (Micro) Politics of Democratisation: European–South-Asian Exchanges on Governance, Conflict and Civil Action’ with Tribhuban University Kathmandu (CNAS), University of Colombo (IMPAP), and Oxford University (ISCA), as project partners. Her major book publications include Ethnic Futures: State and Identity in Four Asian Countries (with A. Nandy, D. Rajasingham-Senanayke, and T. Gomez) (1999); Nationalism and Ethnicity in Nepal (co-editors: D. Gellner/J.Whelpton) (2008);... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132111627