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Author Smyer YĆ¼, Dan

Title Environmental Humanities in the New Himalayas Symbiotic Indigeneity, Commoning, Sustainability
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2021


Description 1 online resource (308 p.)
Series Routledge Environmental Humanities Ser
Routledge Environmental Humanities Ser
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of figures and maps -- Map-Geographical coverage of the chapters -- Situating environmental humanities in the New Himalayas: An introduction -- Context -- An experiment of undisciplining-challenges and dividends -- Himalayan humanities for the New Himalayas -- Pluriverse of Himalayan humanities -- References -- Part I: Kindred of the earth, deities, humans and animals
Chapter 1: Relatedness, trans-species knots and yak personhood in the Bhutan highlands -- Folkloric entrances -- Introduction: co-dwelling, co-evolving and co-shaping -- Derrida's cat and Haraway's dog: extralinguistic communication and animal personhood -- Trans-species relatedness, kin-making and knots -- Intentionality, agency and affective lives among yaks -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2: Lepcha water view and climate change in Sikkim Himalaya -- Lepcha homestay in Himalayan Village -- Water and myths -- Lingzya waterfall -- Tale of the water spirit and the hunter
Water and religion -- Water and gender -- Water and livelihood -- Centrality of water -- Unmanageable waters -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3: Eco-spiritual and economic perspectives in Bhutan's Haa district -- Introduction -- A spiritual landscape -- Local deities and stories -- Deities and environmental conservation -- The rise of instrumental orientations towards the environment -- Neoliberal logic -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- Part II: Aqueous earth -- Chapter 4: Narratives from a fluvial world: Poetics of charland dwelling in neo-colonial Assam
Introduction -- Chardwellers' cultural narratives -- Colonial and neo-colonial politics -- The Miya poetry movement -- Postscript -- References -- Chapter 5: Painting the genesis of the Lepcha: A world emerging from the water spirits -- Introduction -- Storying the water spirits of the Lepcha homeland -- Painting the genesis of the Lepcha -- Rongnyoo Lepcha -- Mongfing Lepcha -- Aesthetics of our storied world -- Art of ethographing our past and present -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6: Muddying the waters: The invention and enclosure of Tibet's wetlands
Wetland diversity, diversity in wetlands -- How did we get here? -- The downside of high modernism -- Reform and environmental retreat -- The limits of reform -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Part III: Evolving cosmovisions, climate change and community resilience -- Chapter 7: Aloof but not abandoned: Relationality and the exploitation of the environment in the Garo hills of India -- Toppled boulders -- A multispecies environment -- Anthropogenic forests -- Agentive boulders -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Chapter 8: Cordyceps, climate change and cosmological imbalance in the Bhutan highlands
Form Electronic book
Author de Maaker, Erik
ISBN 9781000397550