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Fatherlands

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780520250598
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940536 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0002
Fatherlands

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This chapter discusses Labrang within the broader cultural politics of mapping the difficult terrain of the Tibetan frontier zone, which can serve as a historical legacy of efforts to control the region against Tibetan men's resistance. It studies maps as types of representations of (social) space, and as situated assertions of ideal participation frameworks for masculine power and authority. Finally, the chapter considers the argument that the specifically tantric Buddhist processes of trulku embodiment crucially established the area as a Tibetan fatherland.

Keywords: cultural politics; mapping; Tibetan frontier zone; men's resistance; social space; ideal participation frameworks; masculine power; authority; trulku embodiment; fatherland

Chapter.  17896 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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