Hjorleifur Jonsson

Hjorleifur Jonsson is Associate Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University. He is the author of Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailand, from Cornell University Press and coeditor of Contests in Contexts: Readings in the Anthropology of Sports.

Slow Anthropology
Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien
Hjorleifur Jonsson
Considers the history of the Iu Mien, an upland Laotian minority caught in the disruptions of the Vietnam-American war, challenging the prevailing academic theory that groups living in the hinterlands of Southeast Asia have traditionally fled to the hills, seeking isolated independence and safety.



Mien Relations
Mountain People and State Control in Thailand
Hjorleifur Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn Jonsson
Thailand's hill tribes have been the object of anthropological research, cultural tourism, and government intervention for a century, in large part because these groups are held to have preserved distinctive ethnic traditions despite their...








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