Challenging the Limits: Indigenous Peoples of the Mekong Region

Challenging the Limits: Indigenous Peoples of the Mekong Region


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789748418209
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Prasit Leepreecha and Kwanchewan Buadaeng are researchers at the Social Research Institute of Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Don McCaskill is chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University, Canada.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures     vii
Abbreviations     ix
Introduction   Prasit Leepreecha   Don McCaskill   Kwanchewan Buadaeng     1
State Policies and Impacts on Indigenous Peoples and Communities
Ethnicity and the Nation-States of Thailand and Vietnam   Charles Keyes     13
Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam: Are Globalization, Regionalism, and Nationalism Hurting or Helping Them?   Pamela D. McElwee     55
Whose Land, Whose Forest? Contesting Highland Forest Resources in Vietnam   To Xuan Phuc     77
Land Allocation and Titling in Laos: Origins, Problems, and Impacts on Minority Groups   Bernard Moizo     97
The Akha of Northwest Laos: Modernity and Social Suffering   Paul T. Cohen   Chris Lyttleton     117
Local Strategies and Challenges
Moving from the Edge: Karen Strategies of Modernizing Tradition   Mikael Gravers     143
Karen Perspectives on Schooling in their Communities: Indigenous Knowledge and Western Models of Education   Scott O'Brien     181
Landscapes of Literacy: The View from a Lahu Village   Judith M. S. Pine     219
Managing Competition and Cooperation: Hmong Social Networks and Village Governance   Nathan Badenoch     237
Reconstructing Lahu History inChina   Ma Jianxiong     275
Theravada Buddhism in Contemporary Xishuangbanna   Roger Casas     289
Moving Dai: The Stories of a Minority Band from the Upper Mekong   Wasan Panyagaew     307
Bibliography     331
About the Contributors     367
Index     373

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