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Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

1st Edition

By Shaun Malarney


288 pages

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Hardback: 9780700715794
pub: 2002-06-27
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This is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based upon official documents and several years of field research in Thinh Liet commune - a Red River delta community near Hanoi - it provides the first detailed accounting of the nature of revolutionary cultural reform in Vietnam, as well as how those reforms continue to animate contemporary socio-cultural life.

About the Author

Shaun Malarney is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at International Christian University, Tokyo.

About the Series

Anthropology of Asia

Asia today is one of the most dynamic regions of the world. The previously predominant image of ‘timeless peasants’ has given way to the image of fast-paced business people, mass consumerism and high-rise urban conglomerations. Yet much discourse remains entrenched in the polarities of East versus West’, ‘Tradition versus Change’. This series hopes to provide a forum for anthropological studies which break with such polarities. It will publish titles dealing with cosmopolitanism, cultural identity, representations, arts and performance. The complexities of urban Asia, its elites, its political rituals, and its families will also be explored.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General