Space and the Production of Cultural Difference among the Akha Prior to Globalization : Channeling the Flow of Life Paperback / softback
Part of the ICAS Publications Series series
Based on the author's extensive fieldwork among the Akha people prior to full nation-state integration, this illuminating study critically re-examines assumptions about space, power, and the politics of identity, so often based on modern, western contexts.
Tooker explores the active role that spatial practices (and their indigenous link to a 'life force') have played in maintaining cultural autonomy in an historically migratory, multiethnic context.
Space and the Production of Cultural Difference Among the Akha Prior to Globalization: Channeling the Flow of Life 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 344 pages
- Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
- Publication Date: 29/03/2012
- Category: Black & Asian studies
- ISBN: 9789089643254