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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 : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first major ethnographic and anthropological study of the Karen for over a decade and looks at such key issues as history, ethnic identity, religious change, the impact of government intervention and gender relations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Living at the edge of Thai society.
London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
(DLC) 2003006066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio O Delang
ISBN: 0203356454 9780203356456 9780415323314 0415323312 9786610100248 6610100241
OCLC Number: 252943939
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Units of measurement; Studying peoples often called Karen; Negotiating an ethnic identity; Introduction; Constructing marginality: the 'hill tribe' Karen and their shifting locations within Thai state and public perspectives; 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; Community culture: strengthening persistence to empower resistance. Social practices and transformations: courtship, marriage, and changing sexual moralityIntroduction; Living for funerals: Karen teenagers and romantic love; Morality, sexuality and mobility: changing moral discourse and self; When it is better to sing than to speak: the use of traditional verses (hta) in tense social situations; Social and economic adaptation to government development policies; Introduction; Social and economic adaptations to a changing landscape: realities, opport.
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Claudio O. Delang.
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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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