Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Violence And Opposition Among The Nomads Of Amdo: Expectations Of Leadership And Religious Authority

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In this paper author consider the demonstrative aspects of the violent behavior found among the Amdo nomads, their explicitly emotional responses to attack and injury and a seemingly irrational approval of certain practices of defiance. The anger that justifies violence must be expressed in the right way and in the right circumstances. It is part of a pattern of behavior expected of adult men, a self-conscious display of manhood. The nomads refer to these groups, which may consist of several thousand people, as dewa Where a completely new xiang has been created this has also come to be regarded as a dewa. The nomads' defiance is not an anti-state process, in the sense of negating the possibility of a state.This oppositional relationship is also exemplified in the relations between the nomads and their lamas, particularly evident in Machu, where they play an important role in conflict resolution.

Keywords: Amdo nomads; anti-state process; conflict resolution; nomads and their lamas

10.1163/ej.9789004158177.i-274.82
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004158177.i-274.82
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Conflict and Social Order in Tibet and Inner Asia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation