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The Resource Sherpas : reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal, James F. Fisher ; with a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

Sherpas : reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal, James F. Fisher ; with a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

Label
Sherpas : reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal
Title
Sherpas
Title remainder
reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal
Statement of responsibility
James F. Fisher ; with a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Fisher combines the strengths of technical anthropology, literary memoir, and striking photography in this telling study of rapid social change in Himalayan Nepal. The author first visited the Sherpas of Nepal when he accompanied Sir Edmund Hilary on the Himalayan Schoolhouse Expedition of 1964. Returning to the Everest region several times during the 1970s and 1980s, he discovered that the construction of the schools had far less impact than one of the by-products of their building: a short-take-off-and-landing airstrip. By reducing the time it took to travel between Kathmandu and the Everest region from a hike of several days to a 45-minute flight, the airstrip made a rapid increase in tourism possible. Beginning with his impressions of Sherpa society in pre-tourist days, Fisher traces the trajectory of contemporary Sherpa society reeling under the impact of modern education and mass tourism, and assesses the Sherpa's concerns for their future and how they believe these problems should be and eventually will be resolved
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, James F
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sherpa (Nepalese people)
  • Solukhumbū (Nepal)
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Sherpa (Peuple du Népal)
  • Éducation
  • Tourisme
  • Solukhumbū (Népal)
  • TRAVEL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Education
  • Sherpa (Nepalese people)
  • Tourism
  • Travel
  • Nepal
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Tourisme
  • Sherpa (peuple du Népal)
  • Solukhumbu (Népal)
  • Sherpa
Label
Sherpas : reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal, James F. Fisher ; with a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-193) 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
  • 5.
  • How Sherpas see the future
  • 6.
  • Summary and conclusion
  • 1.
  • The Himalayan schoolhouse expedition, 1964
  • 2.
  • A tradition of change
  • 3.
  • Schools for Sherpas
  • 4.
  • A torrent of tourists
Control code
ocm44957069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 205 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520069411
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt1fx2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957069
Label
Sherpas : reflections on change in Himalayan Nepal, James F. Fisher ; with a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-193) 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
  • 5.
  • How Sherpas see the future
  • 6.
  • Summary and conclusion
  • 1.
  • The Himalayan schoolhouse expedition, 1964
  • 2.
  • A tradition of change
  • 3.
  • Schools for Sherpas
  • 4.
  • A torrent of tourists
Control code
ocm44957069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 205 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520069411
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt1fx2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957069

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