Expatria in Nepal
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.
Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.