The Resource Post-war Laos : the politics of culture, history and identity, Vattana Pholsena

Post-war Laos : the politics of culture, history and identity, Vattana Pholsena

Label
Post-war Laos : the politics of culture, history and identity
Title
Post-war Laos
Title remainder
the politics of culture, history and identity
Statement of responsibility
Vattana Pholsena
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than a quarter of century after the end of the war in 1975, the Lao leadership is still in search for a compelling nationalist narration. Its politics of culture and representation appear to be caught between the rhetoric of preservation and the desire for modernity. Meanwhile, originating from the periphery where ethnic minorities had hitherto been symbolically, politically and administratively confined, the participation of some of their members in the Indochina Wars (1945-75) exposed these individuals to socialization and politicization processes. This rigorously researched and cogently argued book is a fine-grained analysis of substantial ethnographic material, showing the politics of identity, the geographies of memory and the power of narratives of some members of ethnic minority groups who fought during the Vietnam War in the Lao People's Liberation Army and/or were educated within the revolutionary administration. No study has ever been conducted on the latter's views on the national(ist) project of the late socialist era. Their own perceptions of their membership of the nation have been overlooked. Post-War Laos is a set to be a landmark study, and an original contribution which refines established theories of nationalism, such as Anderson's 'imagined community', by addressing a common weakness: namely, their tendency to deny agency to individuals, who in fact interpret their relationship to, and place within, the nation in a variety of ways that may change according to time and circumstance
Cataloging source
P@U
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS555.84
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Post-war Laos : the politics of culture, history and identity, Vattana Pholsena
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-247) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Post-war Laos : an introduction -- The awakening of ethnic identity in colonial Laos? -- Cultural order and discipline : the politics of national culture -- The origins of the Lao people : in search of an autonomous history -- An "heroic village" -- Ethnic classification and mapping nationhood -- From inclusion to re-marginalization
Control code
ocn867794897
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource (xii, 255 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812303554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
1 map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24032980
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867794897
  • iseas9812303553

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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