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Space and the Production of Cultural Difference among the Akha Prior to Globalization: Channeling the Flow of Life
by Deborah E. Tooker
Amsterdam University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-90-485-1576-9 | Paper: 978-90-8964-325-4
Library of Congress Classification DS570.A35T66 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.800951

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Based on the author's extensive fieldwork among the Akha people prior to full nation-state integration, this illuminating study critically reexamines assumptions about space, power, and the politics of identity, so often based on modern, western contexts. Tooker explores the active role that spatial practices have played in maintaining cultural autonomy. The book expands current debates about power relations in the region from a mostly political and economic framework into the domains of ritual, cosmology, and indigenous meaning and social systems.


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