Ban Vinai: The Refugee Camp / Edition 1

Ban Vinai: The Refugee Camp / Edition 1

by Lynellyn Long
ISBN-10:
0231078633
ISBN-13:
9780231078634
Pub. Date:
12/22/1992
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

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Overview

Ban Vinai: The Refugee Camp / Edition 1

Long documents the reality of daily life in Ban Vinai, a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Based on the author´s ethnographic research, the book offers rich narrative description of the lives of the Hmong and lowland Lao refugees and explores the effects of long-term residence in the camp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231078634
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Phonetic Symbols for Lao and Thai xv
The Road to Ban Vinai
1(12)
Fieldwork
5(2)
Refugee Consciousness
7(6)
Creation of an International Relief System
13(18)
Asylum
13(3)
International Institutions
16(6)
Refugees from New Nations
22(9)
The Camps in Thailand
31(24)
First Wave
35(4)
Second Wave
39(9)
Third Wave
48(7)
A Disciplined Village
55(18)
Relief Workers
60(4)
The Sisawong Household
64(4)
The Thao Household
68(1)
The Vang Household
69(4)
The Camp Generation
73(20)
Education
78(3)
Volag Meeting
81(6)
Evening in Ban Vinai
87(6)
Entrapment
93(18)
Uprooting
94(4)
Folksongs
98(8)
Boredom
106(5)
Suffering and the Shaman
111(22)
Illness
114(3)
The Shaman's Past
117(9)
Healing
126(7)
Resistance
133(12)
The Dragon's Tale
135(5)
A Resistance Meeting
140(3)
Seasons
143(2)
The Disinherited
145(24)
Initiation
148(7)
Processing Interview
155(11)
The Last Bus
166(3)
New Year
169(14)
Land of the Ancestors
169(3)
Festival of Remembrance
172(10)
A New Cycle
182(1)
Relief and Refugees
183(12)
The Relief Effort
185(3)
The Effects of Camp Life
188(2)
Return to Laos
190(5)
Epilogue 195(4)
Endnotes 199(18)
Bibliography 217(12)
Index 229

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