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

Hardcover | November 19, 2013

byBen Campbell

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$73.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 an...

Ben Campbell is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University.

other books by Ben Campbell

Regeneration
Regeneration

Kobo ebook|Mar 24 2016

$6.99 online$8.99list price(save 22%)
Children With Weapons
Children With Weapons

Kobo ebook|Mar 13 2011

$1.29

see all books by Ben Campbell
Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198078528

ISBN - 13:9780198078524

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

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