Ethnicity, Borders, and the Grassroots Interface with the by John A. Marston

By John A. Marston

Ethnicity, Borders, and the Grassroots Interface with the kingdom brings jointly fascinating new paintings by way of anthropologists engaged on mainland Southeast Asia. the quantity honors anthropologist Charles F. Keyes and the chapters right here tackle suggestions crucial to Keyes’ personal work—ethnicity, faith, and modernity—as they are often utilized to the nations of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. the amount additionally displays contemporary scholarly curiosity in “cross-border” matters, as mirrored either within the complexity of id, the place ethnic teams expand throughout limitations, and in expanding cross-border mobility. the amount is split into 3 sections. the 1st, “The country and Public Ceremony,” contains chapters on a rite of nationwide history as celebrated in Vietnam and the U.S., Shan beginner initiation close to the border of Myanmar in Thailand, and the recovery of the monkhood in Cambodia. the second one part, “The Grassroots Negotiation of Modernity,” includes chapters concerning the proposal of “sufficiency” in Thai farm creation, the methods modernity is conceived one of the Lahu in Thailand, and the complexities of the Thai method of id playing cards. the ultimate part, “Crossing Borders of nation and kingdom” makes a speciality of the stateless Lao inhabitants in northeastern Thailand, Vietnamese migrants to Laos, and Western (farang) males married to northeastern Thai girls. participants to the publication contain students dependent in Thailand, Vietnam, the us, Australia, and Mexico. The publication is a useful reference for students of Southeast Asia, and also will attract the final reader.

About the Author

John A. Marston is a professor and researcher on the middle for Asian and African experiences of El Colegio de México in Mexico urban. He co-edited historical past, Buddhism, and New non secular events in Cambodia, additionally released via Silkworm Books.

Highlights:

• Brings jointly quite a number new anthropological examine on mainland Southeast Asia
• Compiled in honor of anthropologist Charles F. Keyes, and attracts on key techniques he built in his work
• contains sections on “The country and Public Ceremony,” “The Grassroots Negotiation of Modernity,” and “Crossing Borders of kingdom and Nation”
• individuals comprise students dependent in Thailand, Vietnam, the USA, Australia, and Mexico.

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