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Caste, State, and Ethnic Boundaries in Nepal
Models of ethnicity in Nepal stress, on the one hand, unlimited ethnic diversity and, on the other, a rather limited set of ethnic contrasts: Hindu versus Buddhist, tribe versus caste, mountainExpand
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Women's work and infant feeding: a case from rural Nepal
Data from field research conducted in Humla a mountainous district of northwest Nepal and 1 of the poorest regions in that country were used as a basis to facilitate understanding of how womenExpand
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Differential child care in three Tibetan communities: beyond son preference.
This article examines the cultural and social-structural factors associated with assessments of child value patterns of differential child care and child survival among ethnic Tibetans in northwestExpand
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Why Polyandry Fails: Sources of Instability in Polyandrous Marriages
Polyandry has long been viewed as an anomalous form of marriage that raises fundamental questions about variability in human kinship systems. This paper integrates and evaluates a set of hypothesesExpand
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Conclusion: Asian and African systems of polyandry
This conclusion summarizes themes central to the papers collected in this volume-the definitional characteristics of polyandry, the relative status of women, as well as the political, economic and ...
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Alternative Kinship, Marriage, and Reproduction
This review examines the implications of new kinship practices for anthropological theory, with a special focus on recent research in gay and lesbian kinship and assisted reproduction. The articleExpand
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Belief and Explanation in Nyinba Women's Witchcraft
The Tibetan Nyinba in nrorthwestern Nepal hold beliefs about witchcraft based on the assumption that it is inherently a female phenomenon. This article focuses on the analysis of these beliefs, theirExpand
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Cattle and the Cash Economy: Responses to Change Among Tibetan Nomadic Pastoralists in Sichuan, China
This paper discusses how Tibetan pastoralists living in Sichuan Province, China, have responded to recent state-initiated economic reforms. Individual households have increased their involvements inExpand
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