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Author Rajah, Ananda

Title Remaining Karen : a study of cultural reproduction and the maintenance of identity / Ananda Rajah
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 323 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Monographs in Anthropology Series
Monographs in anthropology series.
Contents Introduction -- Settlement history, headmanship, and the lord of the water, lord of the land -- Kinship, marriage, and domestic social organisation -- Village organisation and the sociology of production and consumption -- The economy of Palokhi: subsistence in a regional context -- Agricultural rituals: the ceremonial cycle in Palokhi -- Conclusion: cultural reproduction and the maintenance of identity -- Appendixes. The 'Au' Ma Xae ritual -- Labour expended on agricultural activities and co--operative labour exchanges in Palokhi (21 January 1981 -- 31 December 1981) -- A note on work and wage work in Palokhi -- Swidden cultivation in Palokhi -- Crops grown in Palokhi Swiddens -- Wet-rice cultivation in Palokhi -- The agistment of buffaloes and cattle in Palokhi -- Examples of household budgets in Palokhi -- The origin of the Karen: an "official" history
Summary "This publication of Remaining Karen is intended as a tribute to Ananda Raja and his consummate skills as an ethnographer. It is also a tribute to his long-term engagement in the study of the Karen. Remaining Karen was Ananda Raja's first focused study of the Sgaw Karen of Palokhi in northern Thailand, which he submitted in 1986 for this PhD in the Department of Anthropology in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University. It is a work of superlative ethnography set in an historical and regional context and as such retains its value to the present."--Publisher's description
Analysis Ethnology
Ethnic identity
Chiang mai
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323)
Notes English
Subject Sgaw Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Ethnic identity
Ethnology -- Thailand -- Chiang Mai (Province)
Ethnic studies.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Thailand -- Chiang Mai (Province)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781921536113