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5-6-09 HMONG_MIEN_TODAY_web-1 - festivals of the state...

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Hmong/Mien Today in SE Asia Changing modes of production laws against growing opium crop substitution restrictions on swidden agriculture conflicts with lowlanders (Thailand) Resettlement, national integration relocating villages-Laos building roads, access to markets national assimilation projects schools, Buddhist temples
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Hmong/Mien in SE ASia, cont. “Threats” and cultural remaining Hmong resistance in Laos? human rights violations continuing migration into Thailand forced repatriation/cross- border problems Strategic identity: in Laos, from 47 groups to 3 marketplace, muting identity
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Unformatted text preview: festivals of the state Strategies for Survival Global connections Remittances from abroad privately financed development Small businesses Tourism (backpackers, family) Needlework transformations producing for local tourist market producing for global intraethnic market Hmong/Mien in U.S. U.S. State Department resettlement policy Secondary migration & reunite families, clans (central Calif.) Tertiary migration welfare reform; social, economic, political opportunities (Minnesota) Community issues: visibility, cultural misunderstandings, racism...
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