Illness Beliefs and Feeding the Dead in Hindu Nepal: An Ethnographic Analysis
E. Mellen, 1988 M01 1 - 178 pages
Analyzes villagers' cultural use of food and food symbols and contrasts Hindu Nepalese social ideology with that of the Western world, where individualism and equality are expressed and valued.
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THE VILLAGE OF DHUNGAGAUN
AN ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY
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