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Trans-Himalayan Traders Transformed
Trans-Himalayan Traders Transformed
WhenWednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus room317
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsors-Nepal Studies Initiative, South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
-Department of Anthropology…

Please join us for our Autumn 2017 Nepal Studies Initiative Speaker Series lecture, "Trans-Himalayan Traders Transformed", with Dr. James Fisher!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 6-7:30pm
Thomson 317 (map:

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Jointly hosted by the University of Washington Nepal Studies Initiative and University of Washington - Anthropology.

In this lecture, Anthropologist James Fisher will discuss his return to Tarang, a remote village in northwest Nepal, 44 years after his groundbreaking book Trans-Himalayan Traders was published. In his new book, Trans-Himalayan Traders Transformed, Fisher explores how forms of modernity and mobility have transformed the livelihood and culture of Tarang communities. Through deep, individual life histories he constructs and analyzes the economic and cultural impacts that political, environmental and commercial revolutions in Nepalese society have had on the people of Tarang, both transforming their lives and also consolidating and elaborating centuries-old societal patterns.…
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