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This paper looks into the culture and societies of the country of Nepal. It analyzes the country's cultural and social environment, attempting to lead to an understanding of its basic characteristics, such as geography, demographics and the socio-economic and political structures that it is comprised of. The paper focuses briefly on communication in Nepal and the Nepali language.
From the Paper:"However, within the Nepalese culture, some groups are also trying to dismantle the discrimination that is the caste system. In a recent study by Liechty (2005), the majority middle class individuals in Nepalese society are gradually trying to re-identify themselves based on their role and productivity in the society, rather than being identified as a member of a particular class or caste. This protest supports the notion of low power distance, in which the only superiority-inferiority dichotomy exists between individuals who provide/produce or do not provide/produce significantly for the society. Thus, one's worth is assessed based on his/her use to the society, not on the tradition of the caste system (i.e., those who were born Brahmin should remain Brahmin despite his/her insignificant contribution to the improvement of Nepalese society)."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Karan, P. (1996). Nepal: A Himalayan Kingdom in Transition. NY: United Nations University.
- Liechty, M. (2005). "Carnal Economies: The commodification of food and sex in Kathmandu." Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 20 No. 1.
- "Marriage timing in Nepal: Organizational effects and individual mechanism." Social Forces, Vol. 83, No. 2.
Cite this Research Paper:
Nepal (2007, February 15) Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/nepal-92147/
"Nepal" 15 February 2007. Web. 19 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/nepal-92147/>