Accepted Paper:

Resistance and inclusion of global ethnic networks: case study of Thakali in Nepal  


Takemitsu Morita (Nagoya University)

Paper short abstract:

The purpose is analyses of movement of new Nepal in the global through Thakali are well known as the merchant ethnic in Nepal-Himalaya. Thakali aims aggressively positioning by themselves as an indigenous ethnic, moreover facilitate interactions with other.

Paper long abstract:

The purpose of this study is to analysis of the movement of Nepali people in the global society by the Thakali. Thakali are well-known merchant ethnic group in Nepal-Himalaya. They made historically use of consciously disadvantages, has been overcome by changing the joint area with the out. Now Thakali community is formed process of two ways. One, the process is to aim aggressively to self-positioning as an indigenous ethnic group in Nepal, moreover facilitate interactions with other ethnic groups. Second, the process is resilience to construct the ethnic association branches at home and abroad. As specific case, Thakali has ethnic association for aid. The association has head office at Kathmandu, some branches in Nepal and overseas. They constructs of network, after middle 1980's, Nepal people migrant to foreign lands, made community, cohere in terms of each ethnic group, they took the lead to joint networks. In the flow of confusion of Nepal politics from Nepalese Civil War by the Maoists, globalization of Nepal was making progress. In the flow towards the new constitution, import to Nepal and practices theory of liberation of indigenous peoples in the international community, each ethnic group is, different values of Nepal traditional society, the ethnic view they led the section the case of the concept. Their process examination shows new face of Nepali ethnical society.

Panel P037
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