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"Life" and "freeing life" (tshe thar) among pastoralists of Kham: intersecting religion and environment

Tan, Gillian 2016, "Life" and "freeing life" (tshe thar) among pastoralists of Kham: intersecting religion and environment, Etudes mongoles et siberiennes, centrasiatiques et tibetaines, vol. 47, pp. 1-15.

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Title "Life" and "freeing life" (tshe thar) among pastoralists of Kham: intersecting religion and environment
Author(s) Tan, GillianORCID iD for Tan, Gillian orcid.org/0000-0002-0492-7474
Journal name Etudes mongoles et siberiennes, centrasiatiques et tibetaines
Volume number 47
Article ID 6
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Centre d'etudes mongoles et siberiennes
Place of publication Paris, France
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0766-5075
Keyword(s) Tibet
Kham
nomad
life
Summary This article examines the interface between religious practices and the physical environment for contemporary pastoralists of the Minyag area in Kham. It details how Kham pastoralists practice their religious beliefs by incorporating entities of their physical environment, such as yaks, in ways that complicate a singular dichotomy between spiritual and physical. Explicating a vernacular understanding of “life”, this article proposes that everyday religious practices normally categorized into a distinct concept of “religion” is, for pastoralists of Kham, best understood as integrally connected with other domains of their world.
Language eng
Field of Research 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
1601 Anthropology
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090318

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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