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Life and death on Mt. Everest. (Record no. 3513)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 069100689X
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Transcribing agency IMchF
Original cataloging agency NmSfSAR
092 ## - LOCALLY ASSIGNED DEWEY CALL NUMBER (OCLC)
Classification number 954.96 Ort 1999
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Ortner, Sherry B., 1941-
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Life and death on Mt. Everest.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Princeton :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Princeton University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 1999.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xii, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc The Sherpas were dead, two more victims of an attempt to scale Mt. Everest. Members of a French climbing expedition, sensitive perhaps about leaving the bodies where they could not be recovered, rolled them off a steep mountain face. One body, however, crashed to a stop near Sherpas on a separate expedition far below. They stared at the frozen corpse, stunned. They said nothing, but an American climber observing the scene interpreted their thoughts: Nobody would throw the body of a white climber off Mt. Everest.<br/><br/>For more than a century, climbers from around the world have journ-eyed to test themselves on Everest's treacherous slopes, enlisting the expert aid of the Sherpas who live in the area. Drawing on years of field research in the Himalayas, renowned anthropologist Sherry Ortner presents a compelling account of the evolving relationship between the mountaineers and the Sherpas, a relationship of mutual dependence and cultural conflict played out in an environment of mortal risk.<br/><br/>Ortner explores this relationship partly through gripping accounts of expeditions--often in the climbers' own words--ranging from nineteenth-century forays by the British through the historic ascent of Hillary and Tenzing to the disasters described in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. She reveals the climbers, or "sahibs," to use the Sherpas' phrase, as countercultural romantics, seeking to transcend the vulgarity and materialism of modernity through the rigor and beauty of mountaineering. She shows how climbers' behavior toward the Sherpas has ranged from kindness to cruelty, from cultural sensitivity to derision. Ortner traces the political and economic factors that led the Sherpas to join expeditions and examines the impact of climbing on their traditional culture, religion, and identity. She examines Sherpas' attitude toward death, the implications of the shared masculinity of Sherpas and sahibs, and the relationship between Sherpas and the increasing number of women climbers. Ortner also tackles debates about whether the Sherpas have been "spoiled" by mountaineering and whether climbing itself has been spoiled by commercialism.
Summary, etc J.I. Staley Prize, 2004
590 ## - LOCAL NOTE (RLIN)
Local note Staley nomination.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- History.
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Sherpa (Nepalese people)
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Nepal.
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        Main library collection Main library collection 01/06/2003 1 954.96 Ort 1999 0005197 02/14/2013 01/30/2013 11/21/2008 Books    
      Not For Loan Main library collection Main library collection 03/31/2017   REF 954.96 Ortner 1999 t 18280 03/31/2017   03/31/2017 Books   Staley Prize shelf

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