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Social dynamics in the highlands of Southeast Asia : reconsidering Political systems of Highland Burma by E.R. Leach

Author: François Robinne; Mandy Sadan
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands : Brill, 2007.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Dritte Abteilung,, Südostasien ;, 18. Bd.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on long term fieldwork and research in communities from Assam through to Laos, this book offers a unique level of reappraisal of the work of Edmund Leach and is a significant contribution to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
EUROSEAS Conference (2004 : Paris).
Social dynamics in the highlands of Southeast Asia.
Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill, 2007
(OCoLC)608286713
Named Person: E R Leach; Edmund Ronald Leach; Edmund Ronald Leach
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: François Robinne; Mandy Sadan
ISBN: 9789004160347 9004160345
OCLC Number: 141384090
Notes: "This volume originated from a panel ... which was organised for the EUROSEAS Conference, held at the Sorbonne University, Paris, in September 2004"--Preface.
Description: lii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : notes on Edmund Leach's analysis of Kachin society and its further applications / F.K.L. Chit Hiding and F.K. Lehman --
pt. 1. Historical Contexts of E.R. Leach's fieldwork --
The biographical origins of political systems of highland Burma / Robert Anderson --
On the continuing relevance of E.R. Leach's Political Systems of Highland Burma to Kachin Studies / Maran La Raw --
Translating Gumlau : history, the 'Kachin' and Edmund Leach / Mandy Sadan --
pt. 2. Comparative Approaches in Assam and Laos --
Politico-ritual variations on the Assamese fringes : do social systems exist? / Philippe Ramirez --
Naga ethnography and Leach's oscillatory model of gumsa and gumlao / Pascal Bouchery --
Interethnic systems and localized identities : the Khmu subgroups (tmoy) in North-West Laos / Olivier Evrard --
From Kettledrums to coins : social transformation and the flow of valuables in Northern Laos / Guido Sprenger --
Political hierarchical processes among some highlanders of Laos / Vanina Boute --
pt. 3. The Kachin subgroups --
Rethinking Kachin wealth ownership / Ho Ts'ui-p'ing --
The missing share : the ritual language of sharing as a 'total social fact' in the eastern Himalayas (northwest Yunnan, China) / Stephane Gros --
Transethnic social space of clans and lineages : a discussion of Leach's concept of common ritual language / Francois Robinne --
Postscript : reconsidering the dynamics of ethnicity through Foucault's concept of 'spaces of dispersion' / Francois Robinne and Mandy Sadan.
Series Title: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Dritte Abteilung,, Südostasien ;, 18. Bd.
Responsibility: edited by François Robinne and Mandy Sadan.
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