Keyes, Charles F.. Introduction

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Introduction

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnic adaptation and identity : the Karen on the Thai frontier with Burma, edited by Charles F. Keyes

Published By: Original publisher Ethnic adaptation and identity : the Karen on the Thai frontier with Burma, edited by Charles F. Keyes Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues. 1979. 1-23 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Charles F. Keyes

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. Karen (AP07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Cultural identity and pride (186); Ethos (181); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Linguistic identification (197); Community structure (621); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Inter-community relations (628); Ethnic stratification (563); Territorial hierarchy (631); Aftermath of combat (727); Cultural participation (184); Topography and geology (133); Citizenship (641); Political movements (668);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document discusses the dynamics of ethnic identity among the Karen people. It portrays the Karen as a culturally diverse group of people living in the midst of the much more politically dominant Burmese and Thai peoples. Yet, the Karen have retained a distinct ethnic identity reflected in the form of shared own language, dressing style, house types, etc. Building on anthropological theories of ethnicity, the author attributes to this paradox to a wide variety of ecological, historical and political processes that mediated intra- and inter-ethnic relations in the region.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 34

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. ap07-034

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: for bibliographical references see document 37: Keyes

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1965-1968

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 Anthropologst-4, 5

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). 1930-1968

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Karen people, Burma and Thailand

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Karen (Southeast Asian people)--Ethnic identity//Thailand--Social life and customs

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