Laos: Culture and Society

Laos: Culture and Society

by Grant Evans (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789749511466
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Edition description: 2008 Edition
Pages: 373
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Grant Evans is reader in anthropology at the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: What is Lao Culture and Society?1
Geography & History
2.Form Buffer State to Crossroads State: Spaces of Human Activity and Integration in the Lao PDR35
3.Towards a New Laos: Lao Nhay and the Campaign for National "Reawakening" in Laos, 1941-4561
4.Women, Space, and History: Long-Distance Trading in Northwestern Laos79
Diasporic Lao & Ethnicity
5.Elites in Exile: Transnational Lao Culture Si-ambhaivan Sisombat Souvannavong100
6.Ethnic Change in Highland Laos125
7.The Lue of Muang Sing148
8.Apprentice Ethnographers: Vietnam and the Study of Lao Minorities161
Religion & Ritual
9.Royal Relics: Ritual and Social Memory in Louang Prabang191
10.Women's Power and Theravada Buddhism: A Paradox from Xieng Khouang214
Language & Literature
11.Books of Search: The Invention of Traditional Lao Literature as a Subject of Study226
12.Lao As a National Language258
Literature Cited291

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