Claiming the High Ground: Sherpas, Subsistence and Environmental Change in the Highest

by Stanley F. Stevens


  • ISBN: 9788120813458, 8120813456
  • Year of Publication: 1996
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 537
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 595.00

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    Stanley Stevens brings new ecological and historical perspectives to his

    study of a subsistence society in ever-increasing contact with the outside

    world. The Sherpas of the Mount Everest region, famous for their

    mountaineering exploits, have frequently been depicted as victims of the

    world's highest-altitude tourist boom. But have the Sherpas and their

    homeland been transformed by tourism? He is the first to analyze the

    complex interaction of local environmental knowledge, cultural beliefs, and

    socio-economic and political conditions in changing sherpas subsistence

    strategies, land use practices, and local resources management

    institutions. Claiming the High ground is must reading for all those

    interested peoples and concerned about the conservation of the earth's high

    places.

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