Social science news from and about Nepal

June 2020 | Vol 2, No 5


Registration open
Registration is now open for
The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal & the Himalaya,
28-31 July 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online.
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Call for papers
The Kathmandu University School of Education invites submissions for the
Journal of Education and Research (JER).
Submissions can be made through the
JER online submission system on NepJOL  or on the KUSOED JER site.
For more information, contact
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European Bulletin of Himalayan Research
No 53, Spring 2019
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Journal of APF Command and Staff College
Vol 3, No 1, 2020
APF Command and Staff College, Kathmandu

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Journal of
Education and Research

Vol 9, No 1, 2019
Kathmandu University
School of Education
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Journal of
International Affairs

Vol 3, No 1, 2020
Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Tribhuvan University
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Nepalese Culture
Vol 13, 2019
Central Department of Nepalese History,
Culture and Archaeology,
Tribhuvan University

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Social Inquiry
Journal of
Social Science Research

Vol 2, No 1, 2020
Sustainable Development and Empowerment Forum, Kathmandu

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The Gaze
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality
Vol 11, No 1, 2020
International School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kathmandu
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Agricultural Transformation in Nepal
Trends, Prospects, and Policy Options

Edited by Ganesh Thapa, Anjani Kumar & P.K. Joshi
Springer, 2019

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My Life and Time
Yog Prasad Upadhyay
Sangri-La Books, 2020
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Nepal Intertwined with India-China Interest
Umesh K. Bhattarai
Adroit Publishers, 2020
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Shaligram Pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalayas
Holly Walters
Amsterdam University Press, 2020
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South Asia State of Minorities Report 2019
Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless
Edited by Deepak Thapa, Sudeshna Thapa & Ritika Singh
at Social Science Baha
The South Asia Collective, 2020
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Journal Articles

Forging Community
Through Disaster Response
Nepali Canadians and the 2015 Earthquakes
Ramjee Parajulee, Sara Shneiderman
& Ratna Shrestha

BC Studies, 5, 2020
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‘Langscapes’ and Language Borders
Linguistic Boundary-Making in
Northern South Asia

Maya Daurio
& Mark Turin

Eurasia Border Review, 10:1, 2020
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People-to-People Façade of
Nepal–China Ties
A Constructivist Reading

Gaurav Bhattarai & Raja Nazakat Ali Khan
International Politics, 2020
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Revisiting the
Morphophonology of Thangmi
A Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal

Mark Turin
Gipan, 4, 2019
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Translation and Interpretation in the United Nations Mission in Nepal
Mark Turin
Nepalese Translation, 3, 2019
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Visualizing Civic Values
Representations of Idealized Citizenship Behaviours in Images Found in Nepalese Social Studies Textbooks

Rabi Shah, Peter Brett & Damon Thomas
Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 15:1, 2020
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Investigating the
Aftershock of a Disaster
A Study of Health Service Utilization and Mental Health Symptoms in
Post-Earthquake Nepal

Tara Powell, Shang-Ju Li, Yuan Hsiao,
Chloe Ettari, Anish Bhandari,
Anne Peterson
& Niva Shakya
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16:8, 1369, 2019
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North-Western Boundary of Nepal
Dwarika Dhungel, Jagat Bhusal &
Narendra Khanal
Journal of International Affairs, 3:1, 2020
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Pond Becomes a Lake
Challenges for Herders in the Himalayas

Jiban Mani Poudel
Practicing Anthropology, 42:2, 2020
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Scale-Making, Power and Agency in Arbitrating School-Level Language Planning Decisions
Miranda Weinberg
Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
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Travel and Tourism after COVID-19
Business as Usual or Opportunity to Reset?

Sanjay K. Nepal
Tourism Geographies, 2020
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Withdrawing from Politics?
Gender, Agency and
Women Ex-Fighters in Nepal

Hanna Ketola
Security Dialogue, 2020
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Book Chapters

Protection or Discrimination?
The Case of Nepal’s Policy Banning Female Migrant Workers
Richa Shivakoti
In Urban Spaces and Gender in Asia, edited by Divya Upadhyaya Joshi & Caroline Brassard
Springer, 2020
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Learning from Disasters
Nepal Copes with Coronavirus Pandemic 5 Years after Earthquake
Sara Shneiderman, Jeevan Baniya & Philippe Le Billon
The Conversation, 2020
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Subversive Maps
How Digital Language Mapping Can Support Biocultural Diversity

Maya Daurio, Sienna R. Craig, Daniel Kaufman, Ross Perlin & Mark Turin
Terralingua: Langscape Magazine, 2020
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Stephanie Butcher was awarded a PhD from University College London. Her dissertation is titled ‘The Everyday Politics of Water: Services and Citizenship for the Urban Poor in Kathmandu, Nepal’. This thesis focuses on the ‘everyday politics of water’ inside a single informal settlement in Kathmandu, Nepal, and how this shapes experiences of citizenship for diverse residents across the settlement. A key contribution of this thesis is an analytical framework unpacking the ‘everyday politics of water’.

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The Newsletter is a periodic electronic publication from Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, featuring information and latest developments on Nepal-related social science activities. It will initially be offered as a bi-monthly service, and the frequency may change depending on demand and available content. The Newsletter is a free service of Social Science Baha's, in keeping with its mandate to contribute to Nepal’s social science knowledge generation and dissemination.

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