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Rankin, Katharine and Simpson, Edward (2021) 'Roads and the politics of thought: Climate in India, democracy in Nepal.' In: Heslop, Luke and Murton, Galen, (eds.), Highways and Hierarchies: Ethnographies of Mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 197-220. (New Mobilities in Asia)

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Abstract

This chapter brings together two major research projects led respectively by Edward Simpson and Katharine Rankin: ‘Roads and the Politics of Thought: Ethnographic Approaches to Infrastructure Development in South Asia’ and ‘Infrastructures of Democracy: State Building as Everyday Practice in Nepal’s Agrarian Districts’. Simpson is an anthropologist, whose UK-based collaborative project worked comparatively across South Asia, but the contribution here is written with India centrally in mind. Rankin is a geographer trained in anthropology and planning, whose project works in partnership with Nepal-and Canada-based researchers and collaborators to explore road development in vernacular terms.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Roads, Anthropology, India, Nepal
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISBN: 9789463723046
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Heslop, Luke and Murton, Galen, (eds.), Highways and Hierarchies: Ethnographies of Mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean. (2021) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 197-220 https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463723046_CH08 Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463723046_CH08
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 10:44
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/36573
Related URLs: https://www.aup ... and-hierarchies (Publisher URL)
Funders: European Union

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