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Title Living at the edge of Thai society : the Karen in the highlands of northern Thailand / edited by Claudio O. Delang
Published London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Series RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia ; 6
RoutledgeCurzon research on Southeast Asia ; 6
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Thailand, Northern.
Form Electronic book
Author Delang, Claudio O.
LC no. 2003006066
ISBN 0203356454 (electronic bk.)
9780203356456 (electronic bk.)