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The Resource Kings of the forest : the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers, Jana Fortier

Kings of the forest : the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers, Jana Fortier

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Kings of the forest : the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers
Title
Kings of the forest
Title remainder
the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers
Statement of responsibility
Jana Fortier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In today's world hunter-gatherer societies struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems: deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities. Will they manage to survive? This book is about one such society living in the monsoon rainforests of western Nepal: the Raute. Kings of the Forest explores how this elusive ethnic group, the last hunter-gatherers of the Himalayas, maintains its traditional way of life amidst increasing pressure to assimilate Author Jana Fortier examines Raute social strategies of survival as they roam the lower Himalayas gathering wild yams and hunting monkeys. Hunting is part of a symbiotic relationship with local Hindu farmers, who find their livelihoods threatened by the monkeys' raids on their crops. Raute hunting helps the Hindus, who consider the monkeys sacred and are reluctant to kill the animals themselves. Fortier explores Raute beliefs about living in the forest and the central importance of foraging in their lives. She discusses Raute identity formation, nomadism, trade relations, and religious beliefs, all of which turn on the foragers' belief in the moral goodness of their unique way of life. The book concludes with a review of issues that have long been important to anthropologists--among them, biocultural diversity and the shift from an evolutionary focus on the ideal hunter-gatherer to an interest in hunter-gatherer diversity. Kings of the Forest will be welcomed by readers of anthropology, Asian studies, environmental studies, ecology, cultural geography, and ethnic studies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fortier, Jana
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Raute (Nepalese people)
  • Raute (Nepalese people)
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Human ecology
  • Nepal
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Human ecology
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Manners and customs
  • Nepal
  • Wildbeuter
  • Kulturwandel
  • Raute (Volk)
  • Jägare/samlare
Label
Kings of the forest : the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers, Jana Fortier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Encounters -- Who are the Rautes? -- Forests as home -- Monkey's thigh is the shaman's meat -- Let's go to the forest and eat fruit -- Economy and society : a complex mix -- The children of God -- Cultural resilience : the big picture
Control code
ocn647928323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863241
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t8px
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647928323
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Kings of the forest : the cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers, Jana Fortier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Encounters -- Who are the Rautes? -- Forests as home -- Monkey's thigh is the shaman's meat -- Let's go to the forest and eat fruit -- Economy and society : a complex mix -- The children of God -- Cultural resilience : the big picture
Control code
ocn647928323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863241
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t8px
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647928323
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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