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The Resource Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author

Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author

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Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village
Title
Calling in the soul
Title remainder
gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village
Statement of responsibility
Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author
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Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • hmn
  • hmn
  • eng
Summary
"Calling in the Soul (Hu Plig) is the chant the Hmong use to guide the soul of a newborn baby into its body on the third day after birth. Based on extensive original research conducted in the late 1980s in a village in northern Thailand, this ethnographic study examines Hmong cosmological beliefs about the cycle of life as expressed in practices surrounding birth, marriage, and death, and the gender relationships evident in these practices. The social framework of the Hmong (or Miao, as they are called in China, and Meo, in Thailand), who have lived on the fringes of powerful Southeast Asian states for centuries, is distinctly patrilineal, granting little direct power to women. Yet within the limits of this structure, Hmong women wield considerable influence in the spiritually critical realms of birth and death"--
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Symonds, Patricia V
Dewey number
305.8959/720593
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes texts in Hmong with English translation
LC call number
DS570.M5
LC item number
S95 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Women, Hmong
  • Sex role
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Patrilineal kinship
  • Hmong Americans
  • Thailand, Northern
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Hmong Americans
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Manners and customs
  • Patrilineal kinship
  • Sex role
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Women, Hmong
  • Northern Thailand
Label
Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : conducting research in a Hmong village -- Hmong cosmology : a balance of opposites -- Mothers, daughters, and wives -- Birth : the journey to the land of light -- Death : the journey to the land of darkness -- Reflections on power, gender, and the cycle of life -- Epilogue : HIV/AIDS and the Hmong in Thailand
Control code
912324905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlix, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctd43b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912324905
Label
Calling in the soul : gender and the cycle of life in a Hmong village, Patricia V. Symonds ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : conducting research in a Hmong village -- Hmong cosmology : a balance of opposites -- Mothers, daughters, and wives -- Birth : the journey to the land of light -- Death : the journey to the land of darkness -- Reflections on power, gender, and the cycle of life -- Epilogue : HIV/AIDS and the Hmong in Thailand
Control code
912324905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlix, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctd43b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912324905

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