New Issue: Revue d’Études Tibétaines, “The Power of Wealth” by Lucia Galli and Kalzang Norbu Gurung

The Power of Wealth: Economy and Social Status in Pre-Modern Tibetan Communities, edited by Lucia Galli and Kalzang Norbu Gurung

In this special issue of the Revue d’Études Tibétaines, no. 57 (January 2021) investigate the impact of economic factors on indigenous social dynamics, extending their examination to issues of group domination, economic inequality, social resistance and change. It is the second volume in a series of thematic collections produced within the framework of Social Status in the Tibetan
World (TibStat), a research project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Research Council (DFG).

As the table of contents demonstrates (with links to open-access downloadable versions from the Digital Himalaya platform), this special issue offers in-depth explorations of culturally and historically rich practices, experience, and discourses surrounding notions of authority, dominance, and power.

 


Stéphane Gros

Stéphane Gros is a social anthropologist at the CNRS (France), Centre for Himalayan Studies. He is the author of a monograph on the Drung of Northwest Yunnan province in China (La Part manquante, 2012), and has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues of interethnic relations and representations of ethnic minorities, poverty and categorization, as well as rituals and cosmology. He has edited or co-edited four collections of relevance to ethnographic theory, Chinese studies, and area studies. For 2012-2016, he was the Principal Investigator for a collaborative project titled "Territories, Communities, and Exchanges in the Kham Sino-Tibetan Borderlands", funded by a ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant. His personal research currently investigates aspects of kinship and social organization, conversion to Christianity, as well as heritage politics and environmental discourses.

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