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Author Thao, Yer J., 1970-

Title The Mong oral tradition : cultural memory in the absence of written language / Yer J. Thao ; foreword by Lourdes Arguelles ; afterword by Marianne Pennekamp
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.895972 Tha/Mot  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "Explores lives of 13 Mong elders, oral tradition and cultural practices. Discusses Mong rituals, tribal customs, religious beliefs and educational experiences, lifestyle elders maintained in mountains of Laos. They describe childhood, communities, religious rituals and cultural traditions, ongoing struggle adjusting to their new homeland. Delves into Mong perceptions of industrialization and the generational conflict in a literate society"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192) and index
Subject Hmong (Asian people) -- Laos.
Oral tradition -- Laos.
Oral tradition -- California.
Hmong Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- California.
Hmong Americans -- California -- Ethnic identity.
LC no. 2006026723
ISBN 9780786427499
0786427493 softcover alkaline paper