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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hamilton, James W.
Pwo Karen: at the edge of mountain and plain
Published By: Original publisher
St. Paul: West Pub. Co.. 1976. xxiii, 354 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
James W. Hamilton
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
External relations (648);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Internal trade (438);
Exchange transactions (437);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Settlement patterns (361);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Buying and selling (432);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Inter-community relations (628);
Labor relations (466);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This study is concerned with a before-and-after analysis of
the Pwo Karen of northern Thailand. The focus is on the social structure, economic
organization, and culture change due to natural and cultural variations within the
environment. In so doing, the author asking the following: What are the adaptive processes
whereby an ethnic culture becomes incorporated within a state as the state expands into
local cultures? It shows the increasing dependence of the Karen upon Thai markets, which
has caused some loss of cultural autonomy. Many Thai elements are being incorporated into
the Karen view and way of life as a direct result of this dependence.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-350) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Ban Hong village, Lamphun province, Northern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Pwo Karen (Southeast Asian people)