Subject: Folklore studies

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Childbirth and Tradition in Northeast Thailand: Forty Years of Development and Cultural Change

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Anders Poulsen 2006 This beautifully illustrated volume offers a rare study of Isan-Thai customs and belief associated with pregnancy and birth and how they have changed over almost half a century. Using a psychological and socio-therapeutic framework, Anders Poulsen discusses the function of various birth rites while giving an unmatched description of all traditions specifically […]

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Ancestors in Borneo Societies: Death, Transformation, and Social Immotality

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Pascal Couderc & Kenneth Sillander (eds) 2012 While death, eschatology and exotic indigenous deathways have long held a privileged position in the ethnographic and popular literature on Borneo, ancestors have remained a strangely neglected topic. This volume fills this lacuna by presenting a collection of essays on ancestors in Borneo societies written by anthropologists with […]

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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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