Himalayan Herders

Himalayan Herders

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Himalayan Herders is the first general case study about Sherpa people in the Yolmo region of Nepal (which helps to place the more familiar Sherpa of the Solu-Khumbu region (Mt Everest) in comparative context). This study provides an ethnographic description of a village within the broad context of human adaption to mountain environments, Tibetan regional cultures, and culture change. Features: * The first book to describe the unique form of agropastoralism practiced in the middle altitudes (7,000 to 13,000 feet) of the Himalaya: transhumant herding of cow-yak hybrids for dairy products. * A longitudinal study of culture change over almost twenty-five years. * Each chapter includes an ethnographic description of aspects of Yolmo culture, and discussions of important issues in anthropology and development studies today, such as migration for wage labour and the rights and needs of indigenous residents in national parks.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155051725
  • 9780155051720

Table of contents

Introduction - a day in the Gode. Melemchi - a village in Yolmo; zomo herding - adaption to the local environment; life in the village - adaption to the local environment; external migration; social and political organization; population of Melemchi; change in Melemchi - 1971-193; the present and future in Melemchi.
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