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Selves in Time and Place - 
      Debra Skinner
    
      Alfred Pach III
    
      Dorothy Holland
    
      Mary Des Chene
    
      Elizabeth Enslin
    
      Premalata Ghimire
    
      Todd Lewis
    
      Robert I. Levy
    
      Mark Liechty
    
      Kathryn S. March
    
      Ernestine McHugh
    
      Stan Mumford
    
      Sherry B. Ortner
    
      Alfred Pach III
    
      Steven M. Parish

Selves in Time and Place

Identities, Experience, and History in Nepal

Debra Skinner (Redaktør) ; Alfred Pach III (Redaktør) ; Dorothy Holland (Redaktør) ; Mary Des Chene (Innledning) ; Elizabeth Enslin (Innledning) ; Premalata Ghimire (Innledning) ; Todd Lewis (Innledning) ; Robert I. Levy (Innledning) ; Mark Liechty (Innledning) ; Kathryn S. March (Innledning) ; Ernestine McHugh (Innledning) ; Stan Mumford (Innledning) ; Sherry B. Ortner (Innledning) ; Alfred Pach III (Innledning) ; Steven M. Parish (Innledning)

Recently anthropology has turned to accounts of persons-in-history/history-in-persons, focusing on how individuals and groups as agents both fashion and are fashioned by social, political, and cultural discourses and practices. Les mer
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Recently anthropology has turned to accounts of persons-in-history/history-in-persons, focusing on how individuals and groups as agents both fashion and are fashioned by social, political, and cultural discourses and practices. In this approach, power, agency, and history are made explicit as individuals and groups work to constitute themselves in relation to others and within and against sociopolitical and historical contexts. Contributors to this volume extend this emphasis, drawing upon their ethnographic research in Nepal to examine closely how selves, identities, and experience are produced in dialogical relationships through time in a multi-ethic nation-state and within a discourse of nationalism. The diversity of peoples, recent political transformations, and nation-building efforts make Nepal an especially rich locale to examine people's struggles to define and position themselves. But the authors move beyond geographical boundaries to more theoretical terrain to problematicize the ways in which people recreate or contest certain identities and positions. Various authors explore how people_positioned by gender, ethnicity, and locale_use cultural genres to produce aspects of identities and experiences; they examine how subjectivities, agencies and cultural worlds co-develop and are shaped through engagement with cultural forms; and they portray the appropriation of multiple voices for self and group formation. As such, this collection offers a richly textured and complex accounting of the mutual constitution of selves and society.
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Forlag: Rowman & Littlefield
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780847685998
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Chapter 1 Note on Transcription Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Selves in Time and Place: An Introduction Part 5 Part I. Personal Trajectories Chapter 6 Fate, Domestic Authority, and Women's Wills Chapter 7 Narrative Subversions or Hierarchy Chapter 8 Contested Selves, Contested Femininities: Selves and Society in Process Chapter 9 Narrative Constructions of Madness in a Hindu Village in Nepal Part 10 Part II. Cultural Productions of Identity Chapter 11 Consumer Culture and Identities in Kathmandu: "Playing with Your Brain" Chapter 12 Situating Persons: Honor and Identity in Nepal Chapter 13 Tibetan Identity Layers in the Nepal Himalayas Chapter 14 Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity and Marriage in a Hod Village Chapter 15 Engendered Bodies, Embodied Genders Part 16 Part III. Politicized Selves Chapter 17 The Case of the Disappearing Shamans, or No Individualism, No Relationalism Chapter 18 Imagined Sisters: The Ambiguities of Women's Poetics and Collective Actions Chapter 19 Growing Up Newar Buddhist: Chittadhar Hridaya's Jhi Maca and Its Context Part 20 Afterword Chapter 21 Selves in Motion Chapter 22 Index
Debra Skinner is research assistant professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alfred Pach III is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University. Dorothy Holland is professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.