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Authors: Foster, Brian L.
Title: Changing ethnicity and social resources in a Thai-Mon village, 1971-81
Date: 1988
Source: Ethnic diversity and the control of natural resources in Southeast Asia
Place of Publication: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher: Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan
Abstract: Ethnicity touches nearly every aspect of social and cultural life. Anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, economists, historians, political scientists, literary figures, politicians, lawyers, and even bankers all share a lively interest in the topic. It is hardly surprising that the major concepts involving the notion of "ethnic" differences are essentially meaningless without careful definition. There is, in fact, scarcely a common core meaning in the ways various interested parties uses the notion of "ethnic" except that it refers to an important (or potentially important) difference between different kinds of people. The importance of the difference almost always has something to do with distribution of resources. This chapter addresses these core ideas in the study of ethnic relations with particular reference to social and economic over the past ten years in a village of Mon traders in Thailand.
Date Created: 4/27/2015
Editors: Rambo, A. Terry
Hutterer, Karl L.
Gillogly, Kathleen
Volume: 32
Page Start: 143
Page End: 159
Series Title: Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan