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Mediating the GlobalExpatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu$
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Heather Hindman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786515

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.001.0001

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Introduction

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Expatria in Nepal

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Mediating the Global
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Heather Hindman

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0001

The city of Kathmandu, Nepal, is saturated with foreign money and people through the industries of development, diplomacy and tourism. “Expatria in Nepal” explores a particular segment of that foreign involvement, elite transnational workers, and how expatriates have been ambivalently discussed within anthropology. The chapter contextualizes the tensions that scholars and practitioners of overseas labor encounter in discussing issues of culture and difference, as well as the distinction-making practices that are a part of the process of producing “Expatria.” Yet Expatria is a moving target, changing over time and in different locations, although institutional similarities make a life of constant movement possible. The mediation of and by expatriates - their middlemen status - has been central to their jobs and identity abroad. The chapter concludes with a gesture to recent changes that may be undermining Expatria as an entity.

Keywords:   Expatria, Anthropology, Culture Concept, Authenticity, Mediation, Diplomacy, Audit, Culture, International Development

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