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Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Pettigrew, Judith
dc.contributor.author Adhikari, Kamal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T15:43:11Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T15:43:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Pettigrew J., Adhikari K. (2009) 'Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal'. Dialectical Anthropology, 2009, 33, (3-4), pp. 403-422 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3889
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses fear in a village in central Nepal during the ‘People’s War’. Spanning the years from 1999 to 2008, the paper illustrates how the different phases of the insurgency and individual circumstances resulted in people’s rela- tionship with fear changing over time. By presenting a chronological analysis of fear, the authors draw attention to the interrelationship between fear, temporality and sociality and show that fear is always contextually situated, differently experienced through time and related to personal circumstances. Villagers had strongly developed coping strategies which they drew upon to support themselves and decrease their fear. Some people, however, suffered such a degree of structural violence that experiencing fear was seen as a privilege. Others denied their fear as part of their performance of manliness while others coped by ridiculing fear. Although a certain amount of suspicion and mistrust lingered, most people recovered from the impact of chronic fear. They fully returned to their field and forest work as well as their previous social activities following the peace agreement of 2006. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dialectical Anthropology;33, (3-4), pp. 403-422
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10624-009-9131-8
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject Maoist insurgency en_US
dc.subject fear en_US
dc.subject temporality en_US
dc.subject coping strategies en_US
dc.title Fear and everyday life in rural Nepal en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-07-15T11:13:04Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1133905
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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