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Living at the edge of Thai society : the Karen in the highlands of northern Thailand

Author: Claudio O Delang
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Karen are one of the major ethnic minority groups in the Himalayan highlands, living predominantly in the border area between Thailand and Burma. This ethnographic and anthropological study  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio O Delang
ISBN: 0415323312 9780415323314 0415600146 9780415600149
OCLC Number: 51886303
Description: xvi, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Studying peoples often called Karen / Ronald D. Renard --
Pt. I. Negotiating and ethnic identity --
Introduction / John McKinnon --
2. Constructing marginality: the 'hill tribe' Karen and their shifting locations within Thai state and public perspectives / Pinkaew Laungaramsri --
3. Trapped in environmental discourses and politics of exclusion: Karen in the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in the context of forest and hill tribe policies in Thailand / Reiner Buergin --
4. Community culture: strengthening persistence to empower resistance / John McKinnon --
Pt. II. Social practices and transformations: courtship, marriage, and changing sexual morality --
Introduction / Yoko Hayami --
5. Living for funerals: Karen teenagers and romantic love / Christina Fink --
6. Morality, sexuality and mobility: changing moral discourse and self / Yoko Hayami --
7. When it is better to sing than to speak: the use of traditional verses (hta) in tense social situations / Roland Mischung --
Pt. III. Social and economic adaptation to government development policies --
Introduction / Claudio O. Delang --
8. Social and economic adaptations to a changing landscape: realities, opportunities and constraints / Claudio O. Delang --
9. The Karen in transition from shifting cultivation to permanent farming: testing tools for participatory land use planning at local level / Oliver Puginier --
Afterword: the politics of 'Karen-ness' in Thailand / Charles F. Keyes.
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Claudio O. Delang.
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