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Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoples : Mountain Minorities in the South-East Asian Massif - Jean Michaud

Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoples

Mountain Minorities in the South-East Asian Massif

Hardcover Published: 13th June 2000
ISBN: 9780700711802
Number Of Pages: 270

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Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same challenges. The means by which social change has been imposed by the lowlanders are similar from country to country, and the results are comparable. The originality of this book lies in the combination of multi-disciplinary mixing of social anthropology, history and human geography; multi-culturality grouping together several cultural contexts; trans-nationality straddling five countries and bridging the traditional divide between South China and Mainland South-East Asia; and history reaching back 300 years.

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'Excellent...A book any researcher interested in the study of national minority groups must read. ...A very precious tool.' - Pacific Affairs

'It is a handy introduction to ethnic minority studies in the region, and a useful collection of perspectives.' - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

List of Contributors
List of Maps
Introduction: Montagnard Domain in the South-East Asian Massifp. 1
Migrants, Runaways and Opium Growers: Origins of the Hmong in Laos and Siam in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 29
A Historical Panorama of the Montagnards in Northern Vietnam under French Rulep. 51
The Western Protestant Missionaries and the Miao in Yunnan and Guizhou, Southwest Chinap. 79
The Karens: Loyalism and Self-determinationp. 99
Sedentarization and Selective Preservation among the Montagnards in the Vietnamese Central Highlandsp. 125
Emergence of a Leading Group: A Case Study of the Inter-Ethnic Relationships in the Southern Shan Statep. 151
Changing Patterns of Economics among Hmong in Northern Thailand 1960-1990p. 167
The Impact of Trekking Tourism in a Changing Society: A Karen Village in Northern Thailandp. 195
Traditional Tribal What? Sports, Culture and the State in the Northern Hills of Thailandp. 219
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780700711802
ISBN-10: 0700711805
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 13th June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1