Portland State University. Department of Geography
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
Repeat photography -- Himalaya Mountains, Repeat photography -- Nepal -- Sagarmāthā National Park, Tourism -- Himalaya Mountains, Tourism -- Nepal -- Sagarmāthā National Park
1 online resource (95 p.)
This thesis explores the forces of change in lives and landscapes that have altered the Lamosangu-to-Everest route in northeastern Nepal and shows how a transect in photographs and conversations across the east-central Himalaya allows us insight and a greater understanding into the processes and consequences of this change.
Three forces of change over the last twenty-five years dominated discussions with local informants: the rise of the "People's War"-Nepal's Maoist Insurgency beginning in 1996; the Democratic Revolution of 1990; and dependence on tourism for livelihood after the establishment of Sagarmatha National Park in 1976. Understanding the cultural-historical context for these forces is necessary to understand the concerns of today's residents living along the Lamosangu-to-Mount Everest Base Camp transect.
The visual and ethnographic evidence discussed in this thesis takes a larger role than strict analysis of conspicuous large-scale land use change and I hope the comparative 200 I images will be used as benchmarks for future research as well as for further exploration into the ways people and place have been represented.
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Anderson, Jennifer Leigh, "Lives, Livelihoods, and Landscapes: A Study of Land Use and Social Change in Northeastern Nepal" (2006). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2238.