Proceedings of an International Seminar on the Anthropology of Nepal : peoples, problems and processes / September 7-14, 1992 at the Hotel Vajra, Kathmandu, Nepal / editor, Michael Allen.

By: Allen, Michael R
Contributor(s): International Seminar on the Anthropology of Nepal (1992: Kathmandu)
Language: English Publisher: Kathmandu : Mandala Book Point, 1994.Description: xxiv, 459p. ; 22cm.
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Includes bibl. references. - Contents: 1, The anthropology of resource management. Forms of cooperation in a Tamang community / Ben Campbell; Indigenous and community forestry management systems / R. Chhetri; Poverty or plenty? / D.R. Dahal; Jangal resource use / E. Daniggelis; Indigenous forest management / Bob Fisher; Historical dynamics of resource degradation in the Nepal Himalayas / O. Gurung; People and forests, anthropologists and foresters / D.A. Messerschmidt; Management of natural resources among the Kulunge Rai / T. Nescheim; Farming systems with degenerating resources / T.R. Pandey; Indigenous forest knowledge / R. Saul; 2, Urbanism in Nepal. Driving in a soft city: Kathmandu / John Gray; Nepalese urbanism: a musical exploration / I. Grandin; For a better life: industrial workers' grievances / V. Kondos [et al]; Effects of modernisation on periurban families / K.L. Maharjan; The household, the householder and the neighbourhood in Sherpa communities / M. Mühlich; Emergence of a hill-town / P. Raj Sharma; 3, Medical anthropology. Nature cure and indigenous healing practices / B.K. Acharya; The qualitative community judgement / B. Dhungel; Journey to the origin: a root metaphor in a Mewhand Rai healing ritual / M. Gaenszle; 4, The state and the people. Jana-Sakti and the 1990 revolution / V. Kondos; The new local government law: diluted Raksi in an old bottle / S. Mikesell; Serial marriage contract custom / S. Pande; 5, Women and power. Burga Devi: a woman's tale / B.N. Azir; Gender dimensions of eco-crisis / S. Gurung; Newar traditions in a changing culture / L. Kunreuther; Women, goddesses and Newar representations of geopolitical space / L.L. Iltis; "There are many words to describe their anger": ritual and resistance among high-caste Hindu women in Kathmandu / Julia J. Thompson; 6, The anthropology of performance. The death of the divine dancers / B. van der Hoek; The dancing gods of Bhaktapur / T. Korvald; Tamu shamanistic possession / J. Pettigrew, Y.K. Tamil (Gurung); The Pancai Baja / C. Tingey; The Bakja Guthi of Badikhel / N. Dhar Sharma, G. - M. Wegner; 7, Problems of identity. Kali worship among the Santals of Nepal / A. Buggeland; The case of the missing trekker / S. Hepburn.