Christopher Limburg

Geographies of Affect: Buddhist Practice and Mega-Development in the Himalaya

This paper will frame modes of analysis necessary for consideration of Buddhist practice in the context of contemporary development . It examines the case of Yolmo where old Buddhist practice and Asian Development Bank water commodification schemes meet.

Christopher Limburg is a geographer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Nepal during 2009-2011, his research addresses questions of political ecology and economy, cultural geographies, and development.