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Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters - Adams, Vincanne
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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: PRINCETON UNIV PR], Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or "tigers of the snow," as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an "authentic" Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas' desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name "Sherpa," as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the "authenticating" effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its "deauthenticating" effects on anthropological representation. This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of "virtual" identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them. Review: ... Adams's book promises to be a provocative if not controversial contribution to the field of Himalayan Studies it should also stir debate among those concerned with ethnography, cultural studies, [and] identity construction. (Journal of Asian Studies) Table of contents: TR List of Illustrations TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR Acknowlegments TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR Orthographic Note TD ALIGN="RIGHT" TR Introduction: Lament for Pasang TD ALIGN="RIGHT"3 TR Ch. 1 Sherpas in Mirrors TD ALIGN="RIGHT"39 TR Ch. 2 Making Modern Sherpas TD ALIGN="RIGHT"79 TR Ch. 3 Buddhist Sherpas as Others TD ALIGN="RIGHT"121 TR Ch. 4 The Intimacy of Shamanic Sherpas TD ALIGN="RIGHT"171 TR Ch. 5 Seduction and Simulative Power in the Himalayas: Staying Sherpa TD ALIGN="RIGHT"206 TR Conclusion: Virtual Sherpas in Circulation TD ALIGN="RIGHT"233 TR Appendix A Khentse Rinpoche Lecture, Tengboche, 1987 TD ALIGN="RIGHT"243 TR Appendix B Exerpts from "The Stages of Repelling Demons Based on the Heart Sutra, the Summary of the Vast, Intermediate, and Condensed Mothers" TD ALIGN="RIGHT"247 TR Appendix C Musings on Textuality and Truth TD ALIGN="RIGHT"251 TR Appendix D Production/Seduction TD ALIGN="RIGHT"257 TR Notes TD ALIGN="RIGHT"263 TR Glossary of Sherpa Terms TD ALIGN="RIGHT"283 TR Bibliography TD ALIGN="RIGHT"289 TR Index TD ALIGN="RIGHT"299 296 pages - 25 halftones - 9 x 6 in Versandfertig in 2-4 Wochen, DE, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, offene Rechnung (Vorkasse vorbehalten)

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Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or tigers of the snow, as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an authentic Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas'' desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name Sherpa, as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the authenticating effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its deauthenticating effects on anthropological representation.This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of virtual identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them. Vincanne Adams, Books, Social and Cultural Studies, Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters Books>Social and Cultural Studies, Princeton University Press

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Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or ´´tigers of the snow,´´ as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an ´´authentic´´ Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas´ desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name ´´Sherpa,´´ as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the ´´authenticating´´ effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its ´´deauthenticating´´ effects on anthropological representation.This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of ´´virtual´´ identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them. Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters Buch (fremdspr.) Taschenbuch 01.11.1995 Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Princeton University Press, .199

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Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or ´´tigers of the snow,´´ as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an ´´authentic´´ Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas´ desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name ´´Sherpa,´´ as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the ´´authenticating´´ effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its ´´deauthenticating´´ effects on anthropological representation.This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of ´´virtual´´ identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them. Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Princeton University Press

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Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters

Sherpas are portrayed by Westerners as heroic mountain guides, or "tigers of the snow," as Buddhist adepts, and as a people in touch with intimate ways of life that seem no longer available in the Western world. In this book, Vincanne Adams explores how attempts to characterize an "authentic" Sherpa are complicated by Western fascination with Sherpas and by the Sherpas' desires to live up to Western portrayals of them. Noting that diplomatic aides at world summit meetings go by the name "Sherpa," as do a van in the U.K. built for rough terrain and a software product from Silicon Valley, Adams examines the "authenticating" effects of this mobile signifier on a community of Himalayan Sherpas who live at the base of Mount Everest, Nepal, and its "deauthenticating" effects on anthropological representation.This book speaks not only to anthropologists concerned with ethnographic portrayals of Otherness but also to those working in cultural studies who are concerned with ethnographically grounded analyses of representations. Throughout Adams illustrates how one might undertake an ethnography of transnationally produced subjects by using the notion of "virtual" identities. In a manner informed by both Buddhism and shamanism, virtual Sherpas are always both real and distilled reflections of the desires that produce them.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780691001111
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691001111
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Publishing year: 1995
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR
324 Pages
Weight: 0,408 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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