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Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
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     ISSN (Print) 1994-2664 - ISSN (Online) 1994-2672
     Published by Nepal Journals Online Homepage  [60 journals]
  • An Investigative Look at Healthcare Beliefs and Practices During the Sen

    • Authors: Dave Beine
      Abstract: There is not much known about Nepal during the historical period sometimes referred to as Nepal’s dark ages (750-1750 C.E.). And even less is known about the healthcare practices of the Sen Dynasty of Palpa, Nepal, which found its inception over 500 years ago, during the late fifteenth century. For this reason, anyone endeavoring to intelligently write on the subject must, much like an archaeologist, use a bit of educated conjecture to piece together a speculative, but historically plausible, picture of the healing practices likely employed during that period. In order to do so, this paper examines several pieces of evidence, both historic and contemporary, in order to infer what the healthcare practices of the populace of Palpa might have looked like at that time.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 61-74
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Women’s Access to Education in Nepal: Intergenerational Change

    • Authors: Mira Mishra
      Abstract: This paper describes intergenerational changes in women’s access to education in Nepal. It links up the changes with changing socio-economic processes and suggests that women’s access to education is increasing by generation. And by linking up Anthony Giddens’s Structuration Theory (1984) with the finding, the paper shows the interplay of both structure and agency in bringing changes in women’s access to education. This paper also shows the rural urban differences in access to education and links up between marriage and education. The paper begins with the brief introduction of Nepal and Nepali women, goes on to theoretical arguments on structure and agency debate, and then describes methodology and characteristics of 39 women interviewees and discusses changes.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 49-60
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Socioeconomic Inequality and Social Exclusion in Health: A Review

    • Authors: Chitra Bahadur Budhthoki
      Abstract: This paper examines the impact of social inequality and social exclusion on health. Social exclusion in health can be explained by socioeconomic inequality in health as socioeconomic position mediates access to resources including health services. Moreover, the impact of socioeconomic position on health is mediated by people's differential exposures to a very broad range of physical, chemical, biological, social, psychological and behavioral risk factors to health. People belong to upper strata of society in developed and developing countries have been experiencing higher level of life expectancy and better health status than those who are at the bottom of the society. There is evidence that societies that are more economically equal and socially cohesive have lower overall mortality than those that are more unequal. Interventions focusing on improving socioeconomic condition and increasing social inclusion and equity in social, economic and political dimensions can contribute to reduce inequities and social exclusion in health.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 25-48
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Challenges to Measure and Compare Disability: A Methodological Concern

    • Authors: Madhusudan Subedi
      Abstract: Disability is a complex multidimensional condition and poses a number of challenges for measurement. Operational measures of disability vary according to the purpose and application of the data and the aspects of disability examined. Various sources can be used to examine the prevalence of disability, but they are not directly comparable because they use different approaches to estimating and measuring disability. The definitional issues underlie some of the difficulties in statistical analysis, and to understand the conceptual questions shaping the efforts of those working in the various fields relating to disability. Disability data of Nepal is no exception, and researchers and organizations that have been working for people with disabilities have questioned the reliability of such data.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 1-24
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Rapid Cultural Change: A Case Study of Polyandry Marriage System among the
           Gurung Community from Upper Mustang, Nepal

    • Authors: Juddha Bahadur Gurung
      Abstract: Nepal is multi ethnic, multi lingual and multi cultural country. In Upper Mustang polyandry is practiced by Loba communities. However, the condition of polyandry is dying out at present. The young are not in favor of this system. Socio-economic, political, seasonal migration, tourism and developmental factors have played crucial role in this regards. From conservation perspective polyandry played crucial role to manage local resources and in population dynamics in the past. This paper is based on field survey carried out in two different time periods (1998 and 2008) in order to compare or understand changing pattern of polyandry. In last couple of years, polyandry system has changed very rapidly in Loba communities of Upper Mustang. Rising community awareness, multiple economic opportunities, improve communication, foreign employment, modern education, open tourism, road access and other visual and in visual forces has lead society from close to open and more wider side or increase the horizon of young generation. Polyandry system is directly affected.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 75-106
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Climate Change, Millet and Ritual Relationship with the Magars of Argal,
           Baglung, Nepal

    • Authors: Man Bahadur Khattri
      Abstract: This paper focuses on cultural analysis and how people are coping with new situation created by climate change in production of millet. Changes relating to climate change are observed; perceived and understood on a local level. This is an important area of study for anthropologists and it is interest of climate scientists as well. This paper is based on anthropological analysis on climate change effects on finger millet production in Argal VDC of Baglung district, West of Nepal. Millet is a staple food of people of Argal and most of Hill people of Nepal. Millet is not only staple food and associated with nutrition of people. It's also associated with rituals during production and as well as during consumption. Increasing temperature, changing rainfall patterns, extreme weather events are linked with climate change which has direct effect on life of all people but also millet production and ritual activities.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 107-124
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Characteristics of Consumers of Family Planning Services in Eastern Nepal

    • Authors: Sushma Dahal, Raj Kumar Subedi
      Abstract: Family planning services in Nepal are provided by government and non-government health facilities. A descriptive cross sectional study was done by secondary data review of eight months from Institutional clinic, District Health Office (DHO) Ilam district. Use of different family planning methods through government health facility was studied in relation to different variables like age, sex, ethnicity, and, number of children. Around 53% of the female users of spacing method and around 47% of female users of permanent method were in age group 20-29 years and 25-29 years respectively. The major reasons for removal of IUCD were husband’s migration and experienced physical problems. Most of the females doing sterilization were from Disadvantaged Janajati group whereas most of the males doing sterilization were from Upper caste ethnic group. Among females doing sterilization, 70% already had their second live birth baby. Out of the total sterilization performed in 8 months, only 15.15% was done among males. So, there is need of increasing male involvement in Family planning. There is also need of programs to encourage spacing methods among the target population.
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 125-138
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Book Review: Caplan, Lionel (1970), Land and Social Change in East Nepal:
           A study of Hindu-tribal relations

    • Authors: Sewant Kattal
      Abstract: Caplan, Lionel (1970), Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A study of Hindu-tribal relations. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, (PP 235 with postscript 2000), ISBN 99933 13 07 6
      DOI : Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6, 2012 139-142
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
  • Book Review: Liechty, Mark (2010 ) Out Here in Kathmandu: Modernity on the
           Global Periphery

    • Authors: Man Nahadur Shahu
      Abstract: Liechty, Mark (2010 ) Out Here in Kathmandu: Modernity on the Global Periphery. Kathmandu: Martin Chautari (pp 402) price NRs 1100.00. ISBN 978-9937-8194-7-3.
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2013)
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