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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Stevens, Stanley F.
Sherpa settlement and subsistance: cultural ecology and
history in highland Nepal
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1990. 3, 14, 486 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Stanley Francis Stevens
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Topography and geology (133);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);
Cultural goals (185);
Pastoral activities (233);
Vegetable production (244);
Land use (311);
Settlement patterns (361);
Production and supply (433);
External trade (439);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation presents a cultural ecological study of
land use, management, and transformation among the Khumbu Sherpas of Nepal. The source
examines ways in which the Sherpas have adapted to their difficult mountain environment
through their distinctive subsistence practices and resource management institutions. 'This
examination of patterns of agriculture, pastoralism, and forest developed over four
centuries highlights the dynamic interaction in changing subsistence strategies between
resource requirements, local environmental knowledge, community regulation of resource use,
and continuing affirmation of enduring cultural assumption and values which have remained
characteristically Sherpa through generations' (p. 1). The source provides information on
the Sherpa economy, with particular emphasis on agriculture, pastoralism, and forest use
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
UM9006525 Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of California at
Berkeley, 1989 Includes bibliographical references (p.472-486) For the most part uses
Fürer-Haimendorf's 1957 data as comparative baseline, although Stevens does delve into
earlier historical data and oral history for additional information about traditional
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1991
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Khumbu region, Nepal
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sherpa (Nepalese people)