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Cover for Different Hmong Political Orientations and Perspectives on the Thailand-Laos Border
dc.contributor.otherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service
dc.coverage.spatialAsia
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T19:06:33Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T19:06:33Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued
dc.identifier.issn2376-8010
dc.identifier.uri
dc.description.abstractBorders mean different things to different peoples. By now this is widely understood within academia, but there is still the propensity to assume shared essentialized perceptions of borders amongst groups based on ethnicity. Indeed, in Southeast Asia we frequently hear of cross-border solidarity largely based on ethnic and linguistic affinities. In this short essay my goal is to partially upend such assumptions by illustrating how one particular border—between Thailand and Laos, in the relatively remote border between Mae Charim District, Nan Province, in northern Thailand and Nam Phoui District, Xayaboury Province in northern Laos—took on quite different meanings during the 1980s and 1990s. These differences existed not only between lowland and upland peoples, or between those in one ethnic group or another, but also between peoples who self-identify as being in the same ethnic group, and who speak the same language: Hmong.
dc.format.extentvolumes
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeorgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, volume 4 number 1
dc.subject.lccDS33.3
dc.subject.lcshAsia -- Periodicals.
dc.titleDifferent Hmong Political Orientations and Perspectives on the Thailand-Laos Borderen_US
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