Kunstadter, Peter. Ethnic group, category, and identity: Karen in northern Thailand

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

Title: Ethnic group, category, and identity: Karen in northern Thailand

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. 119-163 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Peter Kunstadter

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); Community structure (621); Speech (191); Linguistic identification (197); Community structure (621); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Inter-community relations (628); Ethnic stratification (563); Settlement patterns (361); Real property (423); Missions (797); Regulation of marriage (582); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Labor supply and employment (464); Community heads (622); Local officials (624); Territorial hierarchy (631); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document proposes to examine aspects of Karen ethnic identity in northern Thailand by differentiating among the concepts of ethnic group, ethnic identity, and ethnic category. The author argues that this distinction is useful to better explain the Karen peoples unique experience as an ethnically homogeneous, and yet cultural diverse, group. The author supports this argument with ethnographic accounts of the varied experiences of Karen men and women from different geographical communities.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 35

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. ap07-035

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 Anthropologist-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). 1830-1979

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

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


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