The weaver and the hunter: An attempt in comparative Himalayan mythology and cultural practice

Wettstein, Marion (12 May 2017). The weaver and the hunter: An attempt in comparative Himalayan mythology and cultural practice (Unpublished). In: Workshop: Kiranti – Language and culture in comparative perspective. CIRDIS / ISTB, University of Vienna, Austria.

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This contribution suggests that “the weaver and the hunter” can be regarded a prototypical gender model across the Himalayas. Taking the Rai of Eastern Nepal and the Naga of Northeast India as venture points, the paper comparatively explores the roots of this gender model in mythological accounts, hypothesizes about possible regional boundaries, reflects on its mirror in cultural practices, and takes a look at the implications for gender roles and identities with regard to the transformations of these practices in recent history.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute for the Science of Religion

UniBE Contributor:

Wettstein, Marion

Subjects:

200 Religion
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marion von Stockhausen-Wettstein

Date Deposited:

10 Apr 2018 10:48

Last Modified:

10 Apr 2018 10:48

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107882

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