Examines the influence of local culture and global flows on identity formation in
the Himalayan region. Topics include: Hindu caste and gender, constructions of ethnicity, Tibetans and tourists, Sherpas and mountaineers, development ideologies, and consumerism. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 152 or 301 or ASAN 202 or consent. (Alt. years: fall) (Cross-listed as ASAN 442)