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Rituals of ethnicity : Thangmi identities between Nepal and India

Author: Sara Shneiderman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2015.
Series: Contemporary ethnography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive ethnography of the Thangmi, a marginalized community who migrate between Himalayan border zones, Rituals of Ethnicity explores Thangmi cultural worlds and regional political  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Shneiderman
ISBN: 9780812246834 0812246837
OCLC Number: 889577117
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2017 Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies James Fisher Award for Best First Book.
Description: xvi, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of rocks and rivers : being both at once --
Framing, practicing, and performing ethnicity --
Origin myths and myths of originality --
Circular economies of migration, belonging, and citizenship --
Developing associations of ethnicity and class --
Transcendent territory, portable deities, and the problem of indigeneity --
The work of life-cycle rituals and the power of parallel descent --
Resisting the end of a ritual --
Epilogue : Thami ke ho? What is Thami?
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography.
Responsibility: Sara Shneiderman.

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