Of Soukhuan and Laos

Chai , Elena Gregoria Chin Fern (2006) Of Soukhuan and Laos. Working Paper. Kota Samarahan : Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Modern societies need ritual elaborations as much as they need science (Ernest Gellner,1992 :91). As Gellner puts it, "ritual now mirrors, not the real situation, but the past or fictitious distribution of social power in Laos". The soukhuan is the most ubiquitious of all occasions and celebrations, according to a Lao scholar, Phoumirath (2002) in his paper titled Laoness Performed : Rituals, Memory and Identity In Laos Wedding.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, IPTA, sarawak, malaysia, kuching, samarahan, education, universiti, university
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 07:45
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 00:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/2085

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