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The societies in the Himalayan borderlands have undergone wide-ranging transformations, as the territorial reconfiguration of modern nation-states since the mid-twentieth century and the presently increasing trans-Himalayan movements of people, goods, and capital reshape the livelihoods of communities, pulling them into global trends of modernization and regional discourses of national belonging. This book explores the changes to native senses of place, the conception of border – simultaneously as limitations and opportunities – and what the authors call “affective boundaries,” “livelihood reconstruction,” and “trans-Himalayan modernities.” It addresses changing social, political, and environmental conditions that acknowledge growing external connectivity even as it emphasizes the importance of place.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Half Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Introduction: Trans-Himalayas as Multistate Margins
  2. Dan Smyer Yü
  3. pp. 11-42
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  1. I. Territory, Worldviews, and Power Through Time
  1. 1. Adjusting Livelihood Structure in the Southeast Asian Massif
  2. Jean Michaud
  3. pp. 43-64
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  1. 2. The Properties of Territory in Nepal’s State of Transformation
  2. Sara Shneiderman
  3. pp. 65-84
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  1. 3. Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Secularities: Sino-Indian Geopolitics of Territoriality in Indo-Tibetan Interface
  2. Dan Smyer Yü
  3. pp. 85-104
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  1. 4. Buddhist Books on Trans-Himalayan Pathways: Materials and Technologies Connecting People and Ecological Environments in a Transnational Landscape
  2. Hildegard Diemberger
  3. pp. 105-124
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  1. 5. Seeking China’s Back Door: On English Handkerchiefs and Global Local Markets in the Early Nineteenth Century
  2. Gunnel Cederlöf
  3. pp. 125-144
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  1. II. Livelihood Reconstructions, Flows, and Trans-Himalayan Modernities
  1. 6. Contested Modernities: Place, Subjectivity, and Himalayan Dam Infrastructures
  2. Georgina Drew
  3. pp. 145-166
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  1. 7. Plurality and Plasticity of Everyday Humanitarianism in the Karen Conflict
  2. Alexander Horstmann
  3. pp. 167-188
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  1. 8. Being Modern: Livelihood Reconstruction among Land-lost Peasants in Chenggong (Kunming)
  2. Yang Cheng
  3. pp. 189-206
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  1. 9. Tibetan Wine Production, Taste of Place, and Regional Niche Identities in Shangri-La, China
  2. Brendan A. Galipeau
  3. pp. 207-228
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  1. 10. Tea and Merit: Landscape Making in the Ritual Lives of the De’ang People in Western Yunnan
  2. Li Quanmin
  3. pp. 229-242
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  1. 11. In-between Poppy and Rubber Fields: Experimenting a Transborder Livelihood among the Akha in the Northwestern Frontier of Laos
  2. Li Yunxia
  3. pp. 243-262
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  1. 12. A Fortuitous Frontier Opportunity: Cardamom Livelihoods in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands
  2. Sarah Turner
  3. pp. 263-284
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  1. Conclusion: Frictions in Trans-Himalayan Studies
  2. Jean Michaud
  3. pp. 285-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048531714
Related ISBN
9789462981928
MARC Record
OCLC
1111328354
Pages
378
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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