Remoteness and modernity : transformation and continuity in northern Pakistan (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Remoteness and modernity : transformation and continuity in northern Pakistan

Author: Shafqat Hussain
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015
Series: Yale agrarian studies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in Pakistan, have been viewed by outsiders over the past century. He also explores how the Hunza people perceived British colonialists, Pakistani state officials, modern-day Westerners, and others, and how the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shafqat Hussain
ISBN: 9780300205558 0300205554
OCLC Number: 912117419
Notes: Mirs of Hunza. Chronology of the Hunza state and its relationships with surrounding polities. Lifting the veil : the sacred and political geography of Hunza. The friction and rhetoric of distance and the alterity of Hunza. Frontier matters : irrelevance, romanticism, and transformation of Hunza society. Rural romance and refuge from civilization. The origin of a nation : Hunza and postcolonial identity. On the edge of the world. Strange strangers in the land of paradise. Romanticism, environmentalism, and articulation of an ecological identity
Description: xvi, 262 s. : ill
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies series
Responsibility: Shafqat Hussain

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