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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Himalaya Mountains Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Religion,
    • Buddhism -- Himalaya Mountains Region. -- Doctrines

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSherry B. Ortner.
      SeriesCambridge studies in cultural systems ;, 2, Anthropological studies of systems of meaning ;, 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2032.S45 O77
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 195 p. :
      Number of Pages195
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4909463M
      ISBN 100521215366, 0521292166
      LC Control Number76062582


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Book Description A mountain people of Sikkim State and Nepal, India, the Sherpas are related to Tibetans and share their culture and language. This text explores their lives, relationships and ways through an analysis of their religious by:   Sherpas Through Their Rituals.

The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism/5.

The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.5/5(2).

The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious : $ The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism that has never before been studied in its social setting by an antropologist.

This book is at once a general interpretation of Sherpa culture, an examination of the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious.

Among the Sherpas, only about 2 percent of the men are under active monastic vows, and the entire lay population is by definition failing to live up to the highest ascetic ideal of celibacy. But these points give no indication of the degree to which the ascetic ideal nonetheless weaves through the lives and institutions of the Sherpa people.

Details about Sherpas Through Their Rituals: The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.

Professor Ortner examines the Sherpas of the Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of Brand: Sherry B Ortner.

The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.

Sherpas Through Their Rituals. The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through Sherpas through their rituals book the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.4/5(1).

Sherpa social order. In second part she finds it in their rituals: she concludes then that rituals resolve conflict by offering solutions to the problems.

These solutions function psychologically. In this sense, rituals among the Sherpas serve the same function that cockfights do among the Balinese.

The rituals are models of and models for social : Bishnu Prasad Dahal. Ordering Sherpa Life Through Their Rituals: Symbolic/Interpretative Perspective (A Review of Sherpas Through Their Rituals By Sherry B. Ortner) June DOI: /opsa.v8i This book is at once a general interpretation of Sherpa culture, an examination of the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.5/5(2).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction: some notes on ritual --The surface contours of the Sherpa world --Economy --Social organization --Religion --Nyungne: problems of marriage, family, and asceticism --The ritual --The problems of the ritual --Merit making and social atomism.

Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology - Volume 8, Ordering Sherpa Life Through Their Rituals: Symbolic/Interpretative Perspective (A Review of Sherpas Through Their Rituals. Click Here Now ?book=[Download] Sherpas through their Rituals (Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems) Online Books.

Sherpas Through Their Rituals. SHERRY 0. ORTNER. New York Cambridge University Press, xfi + pp., illustrations, bib. liography, index. $ (cloth), $ (paper). LEHMAN University of Illinois, Urbana This book offers an analysis of ritual and social structure of the Sherpa Author: F.

Lehman. The Sherpas of the Himalayas practice Tibetan Buddhism, a variety of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a general interpretation of Sherpa culture through examining the relationship between the Sherpas' Buddhism and other aspects of their society, and a theoretical contribution to the study of ritual and religious symbolism.

In analysing the symbols of Sherpa rituals, professor Ortner leads us toward. Sherpas Through Their Rituals. SHERRY 0. ORTNER. New York Cambridge University pp., illustrations, bib. Press, xfi liography, index.

$ (cloth), $ (paper). LEHMAN University of Illinois, Urbana This book offers an analysis of ritual and social structure of the Sherpa, Nepalese highlanders who speak a dialect of Eastern Tibetan. Presumably, rituals express in heightened. - Sherpas through their Rituals Sherry B. Ortner Frontmatter More information.

Title: Marketing_Fragment 6 x T65 Author: Administrator Subject: Marketing_Fragment 6 x. The closely related works to Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering () is the one she published inwhich is Sherpas through their Rituals.

This book, “in analyzing the symbols of Sherpa rituals, professor Ortner leads us toward the discovery of conflict, contradiction, and stress in the wider social and 4/5.

Sherpas, because of their location and ability to handle high altitudes, have traditionally played a major role in the trade that moves through Nangpa La and other passes across the mountains.

Salt, sheep's wool, meat, and yak are still brought from Tibet into Nepal, in exchange for food grains, rice, butter, and manufactured goods. Sherpas through their rituals simply as joyous parties of communion with the high gods, and they conclude every specific ritual performance as well as every full ritual cycle.

They celebrate the renewal of well-being brought about by the rituals that preceded them. In April there is the great Dumji festival. Dumji is explicitly an exorcism; it.

A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism. Author: Sherry B. Ortner; Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ. ISBN: Category: Bouddhisme - Népal Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that.

Sherry B. Ortner is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author of two previous books on the Sherpas of Nepal, Sherpas through Their Rituals and High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (Princeton), and has also written books on.

Ortner is the author of Sherpas through Their Rituals (), High Religion: A Cultural and Political History of Sherpa Buddhism (), Making Gender: The Politics and Erotics of Culture (), Life and Death on Mt.

Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (), and New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of ’58 (). In a rare combination of competence, an architectural historian (Niels Gutschow) and an indologist (Axel Michaels) have documented death rituals of the ethnic community of Newars in.

Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document. Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records Ortner, Sherry B., Title: Sherpas through their rituals Published By: Original publisher Cambridge ; London: Cambridge University Press.

12, p. ill. Sherpa is one of the ethnic groups native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal and the term sherpa or sherwa derives from the Sherpa language words Shyar ("east") and Pa ("people"), which refer to their geographical origin of eastern Nepal.

Most Sherpa people live in the eastern regions of Nepal; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling Valley and in the Helambu. Each character in the book falls into one of two categories; Sherpa or Westerner.

The culture of Everest could be said to be the culture of the Sherpa, the strongly Buddhist people who live in the shadow of the mountain, many of whom make their living leading wealthy foreigners up the dangerous slopes to the top.

These have to be worshiped. I tell Alice a bit about death in the Sherpa culture – first losing weight (earth), then the drying of skin (water), the loss of heat or body temperature (fire), the cessation of breathing (air), and finally, after three days, the release of fine breath or “lung,” which contains one’s essence or soul.

Sherpas through Their Rituals. Article. Apr ; Golden Fleece Award Sparks Protests. Article. Dec ; The Virgin and the State. Article. Oct ; Book Review:Toward and Anthropology of Women.

Pico Iyer, New York Review of Books Sherry Ortner reveals the details of Sherpa life on and off the mountain and sweeps away a century of misguided characterizations [This] book is one of those rare crossover works, a scholarly exploration of Sherpa culture that the lay reader (climber or not) will find utterly fascinating "Newsday"/5(14).

The Sherpa pilgrimage to Uomi Tsho in the context of the worship of the protector deities: ritual practices, local meanings, and this-worldly requests. Himalayan Research Bulle Bishop, J. and Naomi H. Bishop. Sherry Beth Ortner (born Septem ) is an American cultural anthropologist and has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA since Ortner grew up in a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Weequahic High School, as did Philip Roth and Richie Roberts.

She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in   According to Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf in The Sherpas Transformed, and confirmed by Sangye Tenzing in “Shar-pa’i chos-byung sngon med tshangs-pa’i dbu-gu” (“The unprecedented holy scepter: A religious history of the SHERPA people) () as quoted in Sherry Ortner’s Sherpas Through Their Rituals and High Religion there are a.

Sherry Ortner knows the Sherpa area of Nepal well. She spent seventeen months there on general field-work in ; and in she helped to make a film in the area. Inshe published the book for which she is best known: Sherpas Through Their Rituals (Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press).

The book reviewed. She is the author of Sherpas Through Their Rituals (Cambridge) and editor, with Harriet Whitehead of Sexual Meanings: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality (Cambridge).

She has recently been awarded a prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. “My work was about how communities of immigrants rebuild their cultures in their new lands,” he said. When he met the Sherpas of Elmhurst, he said, “I was trying to do the same thing with. Sherpas through their rituals / Sherry B.

Ortner The fate of "culture": Geertz and beyond / edited by Sherry B. Ortner Sexual meanings: the cultural construction of gender and sexuality /. ritual. In every case, after a description of the rite under consideration, the analysis proceed fros m an exploratio of thn e problem wits which thh e ritual deals to a demonstratio onf how it provide as solutio tno them.

I n * Sherr B Ortner. y Sherpas, Through Their Rituals .Michael Parfit, New York Times Book Review "Having lived and worked with the Sherpas for more than thirty years as a serious anthropologist, Ortner is in an ideal position to introduce the other, unknown culture involved with Himalayan climbing Fascinating."Pico Iyer, New York Review of Books/5(16).Sherpas slighted by sahibs, not mentioned in written accounts, photos not included in books, not given credit for summitting Today – rise of all Sherpa expeditions Leveling of Sahib, Sherpa relationship – thought of as partners in expedition Reconfiguring Identity Within Nepal Sherpas succeeded in elevating their ethnic identity to high status.