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The Resource Caring for glaciers : land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas, Karine Gagné

Caring for glaciers : land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas, Karine Gagné

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Caring for glaciers : land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas
Title
Caring for glaciers
Title remainder
land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
Karine Gagné
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in the high-altitude Himalayan region of Ladakh, in northwest India, Caring for Glaciers looks at the causes and consequences of a transformation in people's relationship with the environment. It illuminates how relations of care and reciprocity-learned through everyday life and work in the mountains with the animals, glaciers, and deities that form Ladakh's sacred geography-shape and nurture an ethics of care for non-humans. The geopolitical context that has reconfigured Ladakh into a strategic border area in postcolonial India has transformed the fabric of everyday life. Simultaneously, the landscape of Ladakh is also being transformed by climate change. Ladakhi elders perceive this as a changing moral order, in which environmental depletion and social fragmentation are inextricably intertwined. As Glaciers Vanish contributes to the anthropology of ethics by examining the moral order that develops through the embodied experience of life and work in the Himalayas. While not divorced from Buddhist beliefs, this emerges not from religious doctrine but from beliefs and practices through which people engage with the environment. This book will be of interest to researchers in a variety of fields, including anthropology, geography, and sociology of religion. It will also appeal to scholars of Tibetan Buddhism and of borderland studies, to social scientists studying climate change, and to area studies specialists of India, South Asia, and the Himalayas"--
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Gagné, Karine,
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB2559.H56
LC item number
G34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, place, and nature: studies in anthropology and environment
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  • Glaciers
  • Glaciers
  • Human ecology
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmentalism
  • Glaciers
  • Human ecology
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
  • India
  • Gletscher
  • Humanökologie
  • Himalaja
  • Ladakh
Label
Caring for glaciers : land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas, Karine Gagné
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morality and an ethics of care in the Himalayas -- The loneliness of winter : continuity and change in the high mountains -- Arthalis and beyond : a crack in the landscape -- Becoming sentinel citizens : the reconfiguration of Ladakh into a border area -- "Father white glacier" : incommensurable temporalities and eroding filial bonds -- Searching for Aba Stanzin : on the predicament of herders -- Intimate glaciers and an ethics of care : mutual recessions -- As glaciers vanish
Control code
1043148467
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780295744001
Lccn
2018011127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043148467
Label
Caring for glaciers : land, animals, and humanity in the Himalayas, Karine Gagné
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morality and an ethics of care in the Himalayas -- The loneliness of winter : continuity and change in the high mountains -- Arthalis and beyond : a crack in the landscape -- Becoming sentinel citizens : the reconfiguration of Ladakh into a border area -- "Father white glacier" : incommensurable temporalities and eroding filial bonds -- Searching for Aba Stanzin : on the predicament of herders -- Intimate glaciers and an ethics of care : mutual recessions -- As glaciers vanish
Control code
1043148467
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780295744001
Lccn
2018011127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043148467

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