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- Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 3.99
As a child, growing up in Belfast in the 1950's, Monica Connell spent the summer holidays in Donegal. In the 1990's, by now an anthropologist and author, she returned to Donegal with her husband. Gathering Carrageen is the story of that return: the harsh beauty of the landscape and elements, the sense of fun and community in the face of tensions between... more...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45
Women often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Nepalese society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life. more...
- SAGE India 2010; US$ 24.95
This book analyses the tumultuous situation in post-republic Nepal, with spot diagnosis of the major issues facing the country such as federal structure, security sector reform, armed movement in the terai, and religious clashes that have wide implications for India and China. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself,... more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 27.99
In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It?s a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulenceand a world that journalist Jeff Greenwald has come to call home. Snake Lake unfolds during 1990?s dramatic people power? uprising against Nepal?s long-entrenched... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 49.99
An ethnographic and ecological history of Dolpo, a culturally Tibetan region in western Nepal that is home to some of the highest villages on earth; almost ninety percent of the region lies above 10,000 feet in elevation. Its inhabitants wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape by creatively exploiting agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade.... more...
- Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99
For two years in the early 1980s, Monica Connell lived as a paying guest of Kalchu and Chola in the Nepalese village of Talphi. Gradually she was accepted as a member of the family, sharing its joys and sorrows as well as taking part in its various tasks, from mud plastering the house to rice planting in the terraced fields. The village, in the Jumla... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
In The Everest Effect Elizabeth Mazzolini traces a series of ideological shifts in the status of Mount Everest in Western culture over the past century to the present day and links these shifts to technologies used in climbs. By highlighting the intersections of technology and cultural ideologies at this site of environmental extremity, she shows... more...
- University of California Press 1990; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
James Fisher combines the strengths of technical anthropology, literary memoir, and striking photography in this telling study of rapid social change in Himalayan Nepal. The author first visited the Sherpas of Nepal when he accompanied Sir Edmund Hilary on the Himalayan Schoolhouse Expedition of 1964. Returning to the Everest region several times during... more...