Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Another country is the past: Western cowboys, Lanna Nostalgia, and bluegrass aesthetics as performed by professional musicians in Northern Thailand

Ferguson, Jane


Within the popular music scene of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, a handful of restaurants feature live bluegrass bands, with musicians often dressed in U.S. western-style cowboy attire. By intermingling English-language songs with Lanna (Northern Thai) popular songs performed in the style of Appalachian bluegrass music, they use their illusion of the cowboy myth to point to notions of an authentic Lanna past. However, in their borrowing of this international code, they affirm established...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: American Ethnologist
DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1425.2010.01252.x


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Ferguson_Another_country_is_the_past:_2010.pdf560.62 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator