Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9789059722613 Published June 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Meeting the "Other"

Living in the Present, Gender and Sustainability in Bhutan

Rieki Crins

Rieki Crins

Distributed for Eburon Publishers, Delft

218 pages | 8 color plates, 10 halftones | 6-1/5 x 9-2/5 | © 2008
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9789059722613 Published June 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

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.

Contents
Research prologue, Bhutanese contexts introduced
 
1  How this book came into being
 
2  Bhutanese conversations
 
3  Western and Asian Perspectives as a Mixed Methodology
 
4  Bhutanese religion and history
 
5  Bhutanese Gender Relationships
 
6  Bhutanese sustainability
 
7  Meeting the "Other"" Conclusions
 
Glossary
List of Illustrations
Literature
Summary (in Dutch)
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