Tag: Himalayas

Breath-taking

The Familiar Strange , September 12th, 2021


Himalayan travelogues are full of stories. For the most part, those stories fall into a specific genre, one that I tend to refer to as “my magical adventure…


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Balancing Acts: An Ethnographer’s Thoughts on Studying Religion

The Familiar Strange , May 24th, 2020


Anthropologists sometimes study sensitive topics and it is therefore not uncommon for ethnographic work to attract serious criticism along such lines. In a recent social media thread, I…


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On Being Declared Missing in the Himalayas

The Familiar Strange , June 2nd, 2019


Neither the Fulbright Commission overseeing my work nor the US Embassy in Kathmandu could contact me and, in the interim, the three other visitors to Mustang had all…


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Great new book from Karine Gagné: Caring for Glaciers: Land, Animals, and Humanity in the Himalayas

jeremy schmidt , March 8th, 2019


This is a great looking new title from Karine Gagné at the University of Guelph. Available here from University of Washington Press, where the blurb below is also…


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Explaining Ethnography in the Field: A Conversation between Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan

Carole McGranahan , September 25th, 2017


What is ethnography? In anthropology, ethnography is both something to know and a way of knowing. It is an orientation or epistemology, a type of writing, and also…


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Explaining Ethnography in the Field: A Conversation between Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan

Carole McGranahan , September 25th, 2017


What is ethnography? In anthropology, ethnography is both something to know and a way of knowing. It is an orientation or epistemology, a type of writing, and also…


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Poems about Refugees

Alma Gottlieb , March 20th, 2017


Adrie Kusserow is one of an increasing number of anthropologist-poets.  Or maybe more anthropologist-poets are just willing to come out of hiding. Either way, I was delighted to…


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