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Rewriting Shangri-La : Tibetan youth, migrations and literacies in McLeod Ganj, India / by Heidi Swank.

Author/Creator:
Swank, Heidi.
Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (211 p.)
Series:
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 34.
Brill's Tibetan Studies Library, 1568-6183 ; Volume 34
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Subjects:
Tibetans -- India -- Mcleodganj -- Case studies.
Youth -- India -- Mcleodganj -- Case studies.
Immigrant youth -- India -- Mcleodganj -- Case studies.
Youths' writings -- Social aspects.
Written communication -- Social aspects.
Group identity -- Tibet Region.
Mcleodganj (India) -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Tibet Region -- Civilization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Rewriting Shangri-La: Migrations and Everyday Literacies among Tibetan Youth in McLeod Ganj, India , Heidi Swank examines differing histories of migration and exile through the lens of everyday literacies. The youth on whom this ethnography focuses live in a community that has long been romanticized by Tibetans and non-Tibetans alike, positioning these youth to see themselves as keepers of a modern day Shangri-la. Through this ethnography - based on a decade of research - Heidi Swank suggests that through seemingly mundane writings (grocery lists, text messages, et cetera) these youth are shifting what Shangri-la means by renogotiating important aspects of life in this Tibetan community to better match their lived - not romanticized - experiences as exiles in rural India.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
1 ‘Just Let Go of this Dream of Shangri-La’
2 Youth Communities and Methodologies
3 Theories of and in Practice
4 ‘Come to Learn, Go to Serve’
5 Learning to Serve and to Roam
6 Writing Divisions
7 Families In Exile and Across the Himalayas
8 ‘Friends Like You Are Really Oscar Winner’
9 Rewriting Shangri-La
References
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-26390-X
OCLC:
870142427
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004263901 DOI