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(Im)Mobilization and hegemony:hill tribe subjects and the Thai state

McKinnon, K


In the mountains of northern Thailand the constraints and restrictions placed upon 'hill tribe' people and their bodies are often counter-posed to a legendary past where people could move freely across borders, where refuge in the mountains represented freedom from oppressive state powers, and where highlanders could come down from the mountains and integrate. This paper explores how highland subjects have been transformed as the emergence of the Thai state has imposed concrete and regulated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Social and Cultural Geography
DOI: 10.1080/1464936052000335955


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