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Living Between Juniper and Palm – Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Ben Campbell


The Himalayas have iconic status in the global biosphere, but how well understood are the relationships between Himalayan people and their environment? How can anthropological approaches to the environment help in understanding local people’s responses to nature protection? How does culture figure alongside nature in the modern cosmology of knowledge about the non-human world? Living between Juniper and Palm is an ethnographic study of the Tamang people of the Nepal Himalayas. In approaching issues of sustainability, ecology, and livelihood among the Tamang, the author locates people and envir ... More

Keywords: Nepal, Himalayas, Tamang, national parks, sustainability, indigenous knowledge, biodiversity, shamanic ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198078524
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Campbell, author
Durham University