Building the Sherpas New Present in the Age of Globalization Eberhard Berg

ISBN: 9789937553018

Published: December 31st 2012

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288 pages


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Building the Sherpas New Present in the Age of Globalization  by  Eberhard Berg

Building the Sherpas New Present in the Age of Globalization by Eberhard Berg
December 31st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9789937553018 | 4.65 Mb

The central concern of this book is a detailed examination of both the strategy and the means employed whereby the Sherpas have been successfully managing the creation of a novel tradition beyond the narrow confines of their traditional particularismMoreThe central concern of this book is a detailed examination of both the strategy and the means employed whereby the Sherpas have been successfully managing the creation of a novel tradition beyond the narrow confines of their traditional particularism and, in firm association, a new wider, i.e. all-embracive, collectivity and a corresponding greater, pan-Sherpa identity.

This achievement proves to be of crucial importance in their dealings not only with other citizens within the nation-state of Nepal but also in their diasporic communities where Sherpas celebrate their major festivals with other Tibetan Buddhists and live together with other Nepalis in a larger neighbourhood of South Asians.

This innovation is being achieved at a new site in a new framework and, most significantly, through the solemn performance of certain major Tibetan Buddhist ritual celebrations. Thus, the actors clearly demonstrate their remarkable capacity to carve out a suitable niche in the globalized world of the 21st century while initiating and also realizing a veritable renaissance of Sherpa Buddhism, culture and society that, for long, seemed to be a seriously endangered species, spoilt by its own tremendous material success and its inevitably concomitant grave cultural loss and alienation and an alarming state of environmental degradation.



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