No time to worship the serpent deities: women, economic change, and religion in north-western Nepal
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JournalGender & Development
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DescriptionWhy do the inhabitants of one village in north-western Nepal still follow Buddhist customs, when religious rituals have all but died out in the neighbouring village? Rebecca Saul outlines how the evolution of a competitive tourist economy has affected local social structures and women's roles, as well as women's attitude to the spiritual realm. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.