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Hsiu-Kou-Ku: The Ritual Refining of Restless Ghosts among the Chinese of Thailand
Le « Hsiu-Kou-Fu » ou « Fete de purification des os des mauvais morts » est la plus importante des fetes non-calendaires organisees par les Chinois de Thailande. L'A. examine le role joue par cetteExpand
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Are Thai Peasants still Farmers? The Socioeconomic Transformation of Two Villages of Northeastern Thailand
Thai peasants have lived important transformations during the last three decades, and notably changes in the structure of income for a majority of households in favour of off-farm activities. ThroughExpand
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Dangerous trade-offs the behavioral ecology of child labor and prostitution in rural northern Thailand. Commentary. Authors' reply
Rapid globalization in Thailand has resulted in massive labor migration streams of rural Thais to Bangkok and abroad. An unfortunate derivative of this phenomenon is the trafficking of northern ThaiExpand
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Bad death and malevolent spirits among the Tai peoples
The adoption of Buddhism by some of the Tai- speaking peoples had on their cosmology and soteriology an impact that the present paper considers from the specific point of view of the conceptionsExpand
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Thai Buddhism as the Promoter of Spirit Cults
Studies of religion in Buddhist societies of South East Asia have largely overlooked the role played by Buddhism in the growth of spirit cults. Through a comparison of Thai Buddhist and TaiExpand
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Economic Habitus and Management of Needs: The Example of the Gypsies
corresponding adjective? Does ’economics’ refer to a specific relationship between ends and means, as some think, or is it defined, more prosaically, as the satisfaction of material needs? Is it aExpand
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Zomian or zombies? What future exists for the peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif?*
  • B. Formoso
  • History
  • Journal of Global History
  • 15 June 2010
Abstract Against the simplistic thesis that hill peoples are marginal and unruly groups by choice, in conflict with state power, this article shows that, in the context of mainland Southeast Asia,Expand
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Jean DeBernardi, The Way That Lives in the Heart
Ce livre, fruit d’enquetes approfondies aupres de praticiens de la transe, de comites de temples et de clients, nous fait penetrer dans l’intimite des cercles mediumniques chinois de la cite deExpand
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Chinese Temples and Philanthropic Associations in Thailand
Among the Chinese associations in Thailand which who have shown the highest rate of expansion the last decades have a philanthropic aim. This paper places such associations in their social,Expand
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