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Conclusion: Place, history and the good life

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May the good life and well-being come to you!? This is one of the most popular blessings the Langtangpa seek from their friends, elders and religious specialists. For heuristic purposes, the author analyses the Langtangpa?s conception and pursuit of the good life in relation to the articulation of two dominant experiences of place: the sacred and the developmentalist/ touristic. He engages with the recent anthropological critique of development and the ways in which the critique may be moved forward by paying attention to a community?s concept and pursuit of the good life. By adopting the methodology of investigating the Langtangpa?s experience of structurally consequential meanings of place, the author contends that a community?s experience of ?development? must be conceived as mediated through its cultural notions of the good life, which are themselves not immutable entities but have historically emerged via a process of negotiation with external influences and values.

Keywords: good life; Langtangpa; well-being



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