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Anthropology
Course
ANTB20H3
Professor
Girish Daswani
Semester
Fall

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The Hindi Film’s Romance and Tibetan Nations of Harmony: Emotional Attachments and Personal Identity in the Tibetan Diaspora in India Timm Lau - There’s an idea of how love works by the older generation - The younger Tibetans are exposed to Indian popular film and television and so have ideas and practices of love, romance and marriage - Diaspora  attachment to this region or country of origin often takes a central place - Emotions and globalization - Through bollywood films they are engaging with popular-cultural representation associated with processes of globalisation o Social changes within other societies Emotions in Valuing Elements of the Social Environment - Construction of identity may be highly circumscribed by notions of purity - Tibetan cultural preservation  young Tibetan refugees o However they say that there’s a difference between them and their grandparents and parents - Can speak Hindi refer to themselves as “remix” of Tibet, Indian and western - Kay Milton’s work  importance of emotions for the way in which people engage with and come to value specific elements in the environment o Emotions help us learn about the environment, as well as how we feel about the environment o We learn how to feel about specific elements of our environment, in childhood through parents or other influenced figures Emotional Attachment as Personal Appropriation - Popularity of Indian TV is crucial to the development of tastes and interests - Indian film in the context of emotions and values: it’s essentially melodramatic characters  appeals to audience by dealing with aspects of social change in emotional terms - Alfred gell’s notion of consumption as the incorporated of consumer goods into the into the definition of the social self - In the local contexts of Tibetan Diaspora, consumption of Indian goods as well as Indian culture representations through television is ever-present - Indian culture influences the social self  your identity The Importance of Familial Harmony - Cham po and champ o byed  harmonious action - God’s watching - To be good in harmony and loving relationships rather than disharmony and conflict Harmony and Marriage - Marry within a kin - In-laws cause problems if not marrying within a kin Polyandry and Harmony - “brotherly love” or “Real brotherhood” - Fraternal solidarity  brothers marry one woman - Economic factors in polyandry o More than one income Polyandry and Idealised Notions of Tibet - No more polyandry among chi
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