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Changing Lives in Laos: Society, Politics, and Culture in a Post-Socialist State

ISBN: 9789814722261
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Number of pages: 496
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During the last two decades, Laos has undergone major transformations due to a massive influx of foreign investment. Improved communications and new forms of mobility have dramatically altered rural life. Changing Lives in Laos brings together contributions from young scholars that look closely at these transitions and the resulting rise of a new social, cultural, and economic order. The essays in this volume draw on original fieldwork and provide fresh analyses of topics such as the structures of power, the politics of territoriality, and new forms of sociability in emerging urban spaces.

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