Anthropologist Kimber McKay challenges our culture’s definition of marriage by sharing stories from her field work in Nepal’s northwestern Himalayan district of Humla. Kimber is a cultural anthropologist who has studied marriage and family systems in Nepal, East Africa and Central America for 20 years. Kimber works with graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Montana to integrate anthropological research into the international development field. In her research in the Nepalese Himalaya she has worked with ethnic Tibetans since 1994, intermittently living with these yak herding, subsistence farming, polyandrous people before, during and since Nepal’s Maoist insurrection.
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