Meeting the "Other"
Living in the Present, Gender and Sustainability in Bhutan
Distributed for Eburon Publishers, Delft
Nestled amid the eastern end of the Himalayas is the peaceful and democratic nation of Bhutan—an isolated country that has remained for centuries a mystery to outsiders. With Meeting the “Other,” cultural anthropologist Rieki Crins recounts her fifteen-year sojourn in one of Bhutan’s most remote villages and unveils a deeply spiritual culture that defines “sustainability” as an experience where life is lived in the present and where gender is conceived of as part and parcel of the cosmos.