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The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders

A Historical Contextualization 1850-1990

By Oscar Salemink

Routledge – 2002 – 416 pages

Series: Anthropology of Asia

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Description

This book looks at ethnographic discourses concerning the indigenous population of Vietnam's Central Highlands during periods of christianization, colonization, war and socialist transformation, and analyses these in their relation to tribal, ethnic, territorial, governmental and gendered discourses. Salemink's book is a timely contribution to anthropological knowledge, as the ethnic minorities in Vietnam have (again) been the object of fierce academic debate. This is a historically grounded post-colonial critique relevant to theories of ethnicity and the history of anthropology, and will be of interest to graduate students of anthropology and cultural studies, as well as Vietnam studies.

Author Bio

Oscar Salemink works for the Ford Foundation in Vietnam.

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  1. Asian Studies

Name: The Ethnography of Vietnam's Central Highlanders: A Historical Contextualization 1850-1990 (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Oscar Salemink. This book looks at ethnographic discourses concerning the indigenous population of Vietnam's Central Highlands during periods of christianization, colonization, war and socialist transformation, and analyses these in their relation to tribal,...
Categories: Asian Studies