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Title: Translocal Village Networks: A Study of the Lahu People in Northern Thailand.
Keywords: Translocal Village, Migration, Networks, Lahu, Thailand
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2009
Citation: TAN AIK LYE BRIAN (2009-01-07). Translocal Village Networks: A Study of the Lahu People in Northern Thailand.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis explored the translocal village networks of the Lahu people in Northern Thailand. The concept of the translocal village which was adapted from Appadurai's (1991) concept of translocalities was used to analyse four Lahu villages. Ethnographic techniques were used and a total of 40 interviews were conducted. I argued that through the production of translocal imageries, the maintenance of translocal flows and networks, and the (re)production of local, the villages extend beyond its physical boundaries and have become a more virtual translocality through its networks. Socio-spatial transformation at the villages is a result of developing translocal networks while retaining a sense of the original identity through the conservation and reproduction of a sense of the local. In this process of change, each individual, family and village community participate as subjects with varying degrees of agency who continue to live and create new contexts from the wide experiences of mobility and immobility.
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