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Author O'Neill, Tom, 1957- author

Title The heart of Helambu : ethnography and entanglement in Nepal / Tom O'Neill
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 172 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Anthropological horizons
Anthropological horizons.
Contents Solidarity, in little pieces -- They kill animals only for the gods -- A map of Boudhanath -- You should not be too big a person -- A modest chöten -- Diverging paths -- A family problem -- Narayanhiti
Summary "In his autoethnographic memoir, O'Neill reflects on the complex relationships he developed with his research participants: the carpet weavers, their families, and others in the communities which he studied. A compelling account of ethnographic fieldwork's personal dimension and the ethical and emotional challenges that come with maintaining relationships across substantial social distances, The Heart of Helambu illustrates an important aspect of anthropological research through O'Neill's engaging story."-- Provided by publisher
"Over the course of the last twenty-five years, Tom O'Neill has traveled frequently to Kathmandu and the Helambu region of Nepal to undertake ethnographic fieldwork with the Yolmo business owners and carpet weavers of the area. The Heart of Helambu is an evocative and touching account of his experiences working in Nepal during those turbulent times."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject O'Neill, Tom, 1957- -- Travel -- Nepal -- Helmu.
Ethnology -- Fieldwork -- Nepal -- Helmu.
Ethnology -- Nepal -- Helmu.
Helambu Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Social life and customs.
Helmu (Nepal) -- Social life and customs.
Helmu Region (Nepal) -- Social life and customs
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1487510802 (electronic bk.)
9781487510800 (electronic bk.)