region: Laos

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Atlas of Laos: Spatial Dimensions of the Economic and Social Development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Bounthavy Sisouphanthong & Christian Taillard 2000 This atlas of Laos is the first of its kind to appear in English. Based on statistics gathered in the late 1990s, the atlas gives a snapshot of Laos’s evolution in the 20 years since the founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. But the greatest contribution made by […]

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I Will Send My Song: Kammu Vocal Genres in the Singing of Kam Raw

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Håkan Lundström 2009 Today, the Kammu are an upland people mainly found in Laos, Yunnan, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam. This people – who have retained their orally based culture through to the present day – provide an example of complex sung poetry that has seldom been studied in detail. In addition, it has long been […]

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Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions

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Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King & Michael Parnwell (eds) 2009 Adopting a multidisciplinary approach and including contributions from some of the leading researchers on tourism in Southeast Asia, this volume combines introductory material with an in-depth examination of anthropological writing on Southeast Asian tourism, followed by case studies dealing with issues as diverse as globalization, […]

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Creating Laos: The Making of a Lao Space between Indochina and Siam, 1860–1945

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Søren Ivarsson 2008 The existence of Laos today is taken for granted. But the crystallization of a Lao national idea and ultimate independence for the country was a long and uncertain process. This book examines the process through which Laos came into existence under French colonial rule through to the end of World War II. […]

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Going Indochinese: Contesting Concepts of Space and Place in French Indochina

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Christopher E. Goscha 2012 Why, Benedict Anderson once asked, did Javanese become Indonesian in 1945 whereas the Vietnamese balked at becoming Indochinese? In this classic study, Goscha shows that Vietnamese of all political colours came remarkably close to building a modern national identity based on the colonial model of Indochina while Lao and Cambodian nationalists […]

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Hunting and Fishing in a Kammu Village: Revisiting a Classic Study in Southeast Asian Ethnography

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Damrong Tayanin & Kristina Lindell 2013 This detailed and fascinating description of traditional hunting, trapping and fishing in northern Laos includes illustrations of traps, weapons, etc., an insight into rites and taboos pertaining to the work, and much more. First published in 1991 and quickly out of print, the book was hailed as ‘an outstanding […]

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Dictionary of Kammu Yúan Language and Culture

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Jan-Olof Svantesson, Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell & Håkon Lundström 2013 By retaining their orally based culture through to the present day, the Kammu of northern Laos and adjacent parts of Vietnam, Thailand and China have long been recognised as a repository for much that has been lost or ignored in the literate cultures […]

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