Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas by Ben Campbell

Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

byBen Campbell

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Living between Juniper and Palm discusses issues of sustainability, ecology, and environment in the Himalayas, particularly among the Tamang people of Nepal. Indigenous environmental knowledge is revealed - covering forests and plants, places and pathways, wild and domestic animals, and ideasof sameness and difference between humans and non-humans. Modern conservation of the environment is contrasted to shamanic and Hindu cosmologies, providing cultural analysis to power dimensions of participatory conservation after Nepal's Maoist insurgency. This anthropological study combinescritical perspectives and a comparative framework for analysing human-environment relations. The author also addresses new approaches to environmental protection, examining the case of Langtang National Park. He compares attempts to make the park a more inclusive organization with similar moveselsewhere in Nepal under the sustainability agenda.

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Ben Campbell is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University.
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Title:Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the HimalayasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pagesPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsList of FiguresList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Enquiring Ethnographically into Nature ProtectionPart I1. Perceiving the Environment2. Shifting Paradigms in Conservation and Environmental AnthropologyPart II3. Forests of History: Plants, People, and Power4. Connecting Pathways: Dwelling and Displacement on the Mountainside5. Social Life with Livestock: Categorizing Relationships of Animal and Human Care6. Animals Behaving Badly: Indigenous Perceptions of Wildlife Protection7. Selves and Others in a Conflictual EnvironmentPart III8. Encountering Conservation: Resources, Communities, and Governance9. Translating Sustainability; Conclusion: Culture and Environment RevisitedGlossaryBibliographyIndex