The dispossessed : an anthropological reconstruction of Lawa ethnohistory in the light of their relationship with the Tai
My thesis has three major components, two of which are conventionally ethnographic. The first is based on the Lua of Nan (Thailand) whom I lived with for five years (1978-1982) and emphasizes their matrifocality and matriliny (Part I). I then compare the Lua with other Lawa in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and in Yunnan (China) where I carried out a shorter period of fieldwork. The social structure of both latter groups of Lawa is patrilineal (Part II). One of my main purposes is to relate this...[Show more]
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