The Barefoot Anthropologist

The Highlands of Champa and Vietnam in the Words of Jacques Dournes


Author: Andrew Hardy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9786162151040

Category: History

Page: 148

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French anthropologist Jacques Dournes lived in Vietnam for 25 years, from 1946 to 1970, studying the culture of the Jarai and other highland ethnic groups. He became a renowned ethnographer and the Jarai people became his lifelong passion. In part one of this study, the author explores Dournes's monograph Pötao : une théorie du pouvoir chez les Indochinois Jörai. In part two, Dournes speaks animatedly with the author about the Jarai, his feelings about culture and economics, his understanding of Vietnam's history, and his personal experience of living in the Central Highlands. The French transcript of the interview is presented in the appendix.


Cultural Resilience Among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia


Author: Krisna Uk

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501706861

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Salvage, Krisna Uk draws on extensive research in a Cambodian village she calls Leu to provide a unique ethnography of the Jorai, an ethnic minority group that lives in Vietnam and in the most heavily bombed region of northeast Cambodia. The Jorai inhabit a remote region largely beyond the reach of the nation-state but have suffered the devastating effects of battles between and within states. Uk focuses on the experience of a Jorai community that experienced violent and protracted international and domestic conflicts—the Vietnam War and the Khmer Rouge regime. These conflicts had enduring effects on the community's moral fabric, the villagers’ activities, and the physical and spiritual environments with which they engage daily. Uk’s ethnography is an exploration of a resilient communal life that refuses to surrender its integrity to the blind, destructive forces of modern aerial warfare and that struggles to come to terms with the unintelligible violence unleashed by Cambodia’s revolutionary movement. It examines the destructive power and enduring harm that explosive remnants of war inflict on the human body and the social relations. But it also reveals how the local Jorai villagers turn these treacherous and fatal products of foreign technology into precious subsistence items as well as aesthetic and ritualistic objects that will take the souls of the dead on their journey to a better life. Uk demonstrates how the Jorai of Leu can, through their creative and traditional labor, revive the legend of the formidable Jorai warriors by transforming deadly modern weapons into their own war trophies.

Red Hills

Migrants and the State in the Highlands of Vietnam


Author: Andrew David Hardy

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 9788791114748

Category: Central Highlands (Vietnam)

Page: 359

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During the twentieth century, several million rural inhabitants of Vietnam's northern delta made the decision to move home, seeking new space for themselves in the country's highlands. Their decisions and the settlements they created had wide-ranging effects on their home communities and on the people and environment of their destinations. Many migrations were made in response to policy decisions made in Hanoi, first by the French colonial authorities and later by Vietnam's independent socialist states. This ground-breaking study of the settlements of Vietnam's highland regions offers a historical analysis of and provides profound insights into the political economy of migration both in Vietnam and elsewhere. the Vietnamese highlands, as settlers from the plains turned the hills 'red'. Placing people's experiences in the context of government policy and national history, this book explores their anticipations, difficulties, achievements and disappointments, high-lighting the geopolitical importance of the highlands. The study can be read as a contribution to migration studies in South-east Asia, but also as a grassroots history of 20th-century Vietnam. Written in a lively reading style and illustrated by numerous maps and photographs, this study promises to become a classic in Vietnamese historical studies.

The Cham of Vietnam

History, Society and Art


Author: Tran Ky Phuong,Bruce Lockhart

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 997169459X

Category: History

Page: 350

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The Cham people once inhabited and ruled over a large stretch of what is now the central Vietnamese coast. Written by specialists in history, archaeology, anthropology, art history, and linguistics, these essays reassess the ways that the Cham have been studied.

Champa and the Archaeology of Mỹ Sơn (Vietnam)


Author: Andrew David Hardy,Mauro Cucarzi,Patrizia Zolese

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971694517

Category: Art

Page: 440

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The kings of ancient Champa, a civilization located in the central region of today's Vietnam, started building sacred temples in a circular valley more than 1500 years ago. The monuments, now known by the Vietnamese name M? So'n, were discovered by nineteenth-century colonial soldiers and first studied by the French architect Henri Parmentier. Bombed during the Vietnam War, the ruins of the brick towers, decorated with exquisite carvings and sculptures, were designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1999. An Italian team has worked at the site for the last ten years, doing archaeological research and restoration work in cooperation with Vietnamese specialists. This book is the first published volume based on their efforts. The opening section consists of historical, anthropological and architectural studies of the civilization of Champa. The remainder of the book presents an unusually intimate and extensively illustrated portrait of the archaeologists' research and restoration work at M? So'n. While this book is important for specialists and students of the history and archaeology of Champa and Southeast Asia, it also tells a fascinating story that will appeal to general readers and visitors to this exceptional archaeological site.

Postwar Vietnam

Dynamics of a Transforming Society


Author: Hy V. Luong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698653

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This historically grounded examination of the dynamics of contemporary society in Vietnam, including cultural, political and economic dimensions, focuses on dynamic tensions both within society and among societal forces, the state, and global capital.

Approaching Transnationalisms

Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts, and Imaginings of Home


Author: Brenda Yeoh,Michael W. Charney,Tong Chee Kiong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441992200

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 8964

The term 'transnationalism' has gained considerable academic and popular currency despite a lack of clear definitions, in part because its overall form changes as its influence incorporates additional spheres of daily life on a variety of scales and contexts. The purpose of this volume is to bring together different perspectives on this phenomenon, using case studies that represent some of the most current thinking on 'transnationalism' in a wide range of disciplines. Central themes which this book explores include legal and economic reactions to transnational migration; the (re)negotiation of identities in the context of changing national, social and cultural identities; and the emergence of new imaginings of home and social space in transnational communities. Approaching Transnationalisms: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts and Imaginings of Home foregrounds powerful transnational forces crossing the boundaries of nation-states, and at the same time, gives attention to the continued significance of the nation-state and the diversity of localized reactions to transnational challenges.

Imperial Heights

Dalat and the Making and Undoing of French Indochina


Author: Eric T. Jennings

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520948440

Category: History

Page: 376

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Intended as a reminder of Europe for soldiers and clerks of the empire, the city of Dalat, located in the hills of Southern Vietnam, was built by the French in an alpine locale that reminded them of home. This book uncovers the strange 100-year history of a colonial city that was conceived as a center of power and has now become a kitsch tourist destination famed for its colonial villas, flower beds, pristine lakes, and pastoral landscapes. Eric T. Jennings finds that from its very beginning, Dalat embodied the paradoxes of colonialism—it was a city of leisure built on the backs of thousands of coolies, a supposed paragon of hygiene that offered only questionable protection from disease, and a new venture into ethnic relations that ultimately backfired. Jennings’ fascinating history opens a new window onto virtually all aspects of French Indochina, from architecture and urban planning to violence, labor, métissage, health and medicine, gender and ethic relations, schooling, religion, comportments, anxieties, and more.

The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders

A Historical Contextualization, 1850-1990


Author: Oscar Salemink

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825799

Category: History

Page: 383

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This book looks at the multiple relations between the ethnographic representations of the Montagnard ethnic groups in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and the changing historical context in and for which the ethnographies were produced and in which they were consumed. There are two major arguments developed by the author. It is maintained that economic, political, and military interests within a specific historical context condition ethnographic practice. This is not however a one-way process: the author also argues that the ensuing ethnographic discourses in turn influence the historical context by suggesting and facilitating ethnic policies and by contributing to the formation or change of ethnic identities through processes of classification. Ethnographic knowledge is not simply a more or less accurate reflection of indigenous society. Ethnography is a textual representation of a particular society constructed by outsiders, conditioned by their interaction with informants and by differing interests that influence ethnographic practice. Changing circumstances mean there is a constant reconstruction of ethnographic knowledge. Oscar Salemink describes ethnographic discourses concerning the indigenous population of Vietnam's Central Highlands during periods of Christianization, colonization, war, and socialist transformation, and analyzes these in their relation to tribal, ethnic, territorial, governmental, and gendered discourses. Salemink's book is a timely contribution to anthropological knowledge, as ethnic minorities in Vietnam have again been the object of fierce academic debate. It is a historically grounded post-colonial critique relevant to theories of ethnicity and thehistory of anthropology, and will be of interest to graduate students of anthropology and cultural studies, as well as Vietnam studies.

Population and Ethno-demography in Vietnam


Author: Khong Dien

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 207

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This useful reference presents a wealth of statistics on the ethnography of Vietnam, focusing primarily on the last few decades. It analyzes the ethnic composition of the population, identifying each of the 54 ethnic groups and sub-groups by name, geographical distribution, and linguistic origin. Geographic distribution statistics are provided for each ethnic group, showing the process of migration and redistribution. Other factors covered are population structure, population growth, and the relationship between population and socioeconomic development. The analysis is based on population censuses and annual statistics from both central and local government offices as well as data from the field. The systematic presentation of demographic information in easy-to-read tables, with accompanying explanation and discussion of national population policies, will be invaluable to policy makers, consultants, and researchers requiring detailed and comprehensive information on the multi-ethnic population of Vietnam. Khong Dien is director of the Institute of Ethnology in Hanoi and editor in chief of the Ethnological Review.

Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle

Implications for Conservation


Author: Mario Melletti,James Burton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061108

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 633

Covering all thirteen species of wild cattle, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle brings together the contributions of international leading experts on the biology, evolution, conservation status and management of the tribe Bovini, providing: • A comprehensive review of current knowledge on systematic, anatomy and ecology of all wild cattle species (chapters 1 to 8); • A clear understanding of the conservation status of each species and the gaps in our current knowledge (chapters 9 to 20); • A number of case studies on conservation activities and an investigation of some of the most threatened and poorly understood species (chapters 21 to 27). An invaluable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology, this beautifully illustrated reference work reveals the extraordinary link between wild cattle and humans, the benefits some of these species have brought us, and their key roles in their natural ecosystems.

Thăng Long-Hanoi

The Story in a Single Street


Author: Phong Đặng

Publisher: Knowledge Book Publishers


Category: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Page: 194

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History of Le Duan street in Hanoi, formerly known as Hang Co.


Perspectives on Transnationalism in the Asia Pacific


Author: Katie Willis,Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134414080

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This edited volume examines the relationship between the nation and the transnation, focusing on transnational communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Setting the book within a theoretical framework, the authors explore a range of themes such as migration, identity and citizenship in chapters on China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia.

Buddhist World of Southeast Asia, The

Second Edition


Author: Donald K. Swearer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432526

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

Asian Migrations

Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels


Author: Beatriz P. Lorente

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789810539146

Category: History

Page: 228

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The migration of people within and beyond Asia no longer takes the form of permanent ruptures, uprooting, and resettlement. Today, such movement is more likely to be transient and complex, ridden with disruptions and detours, and based on translocal interconnections between places and multiple chains of movement. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, this collection of essays explores the migration experiences of a wide spectrum of people, from professional and managerial elites to contract workers and refugees. In addressing the nature of these Asian migrations, the authors demonstrate how mobility in today's world has transformed notions of citizenship and identity, and of displacement and home.

Minorities at Large

New Approaches to Minority Ethnicity in Vietnam


Author: Philip Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789814345415

Category: Ethnicity

Page: 295

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Presents a new approach to minority ethnicity in Vietnam. Drawing on ethnographic and historical research in the highlands and lowlands, eight essays provide rich descriptions of a wide variety of ethnic minority experiences. They offer provocative analyses that challenge stereotypes about minority groups in scholarship and official development policy.

Annotated bibliography on the Mekong


Author: Charnvit Kasetsiri,Christopher John Baker

Publisher: Silkworm Books


Category: History

Page: 318

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The Mekong is the focus of wide-ranging debates over development strategy, governance, legal issues, and environmental management. In recent years the river and its surroundings have become a "development corridor" and a framework for thinking about trade, investment, energy, transportation, and telecommunication within a perspective broader than the nation-state. This bibliography is a contribution to understanding the Mekong in its new setting as a subregion. It concentrates on works published since 1950 that have a geographical spread or conceptual framework that transcends national concerns. The focus is not on individual member countries as such but on their role as part of the Mekong subregion.

Changing Lives in Laos

Society, Politics and Culture in a Post-Socialist State


Author: Vanina Bouté,Vatthana Pholsena

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 981472226X

Category: Political Science

Page: 457

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Changes in the character of the political regime in Laos after 2000, a massive influx of foreign investment, and disruptions to rural life arising from improved communications and new forms of mobility within and across the borders have produced a major transformation. Alongside these changes, a group of young scholars carried out studies that document the rise of a new social, cultural and economic order. The contributions to this volume draw on original fieldwork materials and unpublished sources, and provide fresh analyses of topics ranging from the structures of power to the politics of territoriality and new forms of sociability in emerging urban spaces.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume


Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 6577

Includes tips on writing an effective resume, creating an accurate yet impressive job statement, networking, using software programs and other resume technologies, and making the most of your experience.