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Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas:
An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters
Vincanne Adams

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Acknowlegments
Orthographic Note
Introduction: Lament for Pasang3
Ch. 1Sherpas in Mirrors39
Ch. 2Making Modern Sherpas79
Ch. 3Buddhist Sherpas as Others121
Ch. 4The Intimacy of Shamanic Sherpas171
Ch. 5Seduction and Simulative Power in the Himalayas: Staying Sherpa206
Conclusion: Virtual Sherpas in Circulation233
Appendix A Khentse Rinpoche Lecture, Tengboche, 1987243
Appendix B Exerpts from "The Stages of Repelling Demons Based on the Heart Sutra, the Summary of the Vast, Intermediate, and Condensed Mothers"247
Appendix C Musings on Textuality and Truth251
Appendix D Production/Seduction257
Notes263
Glossary of Sherpa Terms283
Bibliography289
Index299

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