(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Women of the high pastures and the global economy : reflections on the impacts of modernization in the Hushe Valley of the Karakorum, Northern Pakistan

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In this Karakorum-Himalaya valley, the women do all the subsistence work : household, farming, pasturing, and selling of any surplus production. the men leave the valley for work in the plains or as porters for mountaineering expeditions. The men are dependent on the women for survival, but the latter are regarded as backward and inferior. The women have an appearance of equality to men in their dress, comportment, etc., but they are, according to the author, pawns of a patriarchal capitalist-Muslim society. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 141-151]

Bibliographic references : 21 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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