The Resource Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author

Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author

Label
Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village
Title
Calling in the soul
Title remainder
gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village
Statement of responsibility
Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • hmn
  • hmn
  • eng
Summary
"Calling in the Soul (Hu Plig) is the chant the Hmong use to guide the soul of a newborn baby into its body on the third day after birth. Based on extensive original research conducted in the late 1980s in a village in northern Thailand, this ethnographic study examines Hmong cosmological beliefs about the cycle of life as expressed in practices surrounding birth, marriage, and death, and the gender relationships evident in these practices. The social framework of the Hmong (or Miao, as they are called in China, and Meo, in Thailand), who have lived on the fringes of powerful Southeast Asian states for centuries, is distinctly patrilineal, granting little direct power to women. Yet within the limits of this structure, Hmong women wield considerable influence in the spiritually critical realms of birth and death"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.8959/720593
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes texts in Hmong with English translation
LC call number
DS570.M5
LC item number
S95 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : conducting research in a Hmong village -- Hmong cosmology : a balance of opposites -- Mothers, daughters, and wives -- Birth : the journey to the land of light -- Death : the journey to the land of darkness -- Reflections on power, gender, and the cycle of life -- Epilogue : HIV/AIDS and the Hmong in Thailand
Control code
ocn910935574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlix, 336 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805658
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33804758
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910935574
  • pebc029580565X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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