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Barefoot Anthropologist : The Highlands of Champa and Vietnam in the Words of Jacques Dournes

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French anthropologist Jacques Dournes lived in Vietnam for 25 years, from 1946 to 1970, studying the culture of the Jarai and other highland ethnic groups. He became a renowned ethnographer and the Jarai people became his lifelong passion.

In part 1 of this study, Andrew Hardy explores Dournes’s challenging monographPotao, une théorie de pouvoir chez les Indochinois jorai and his views on the role of the highlanders in ancient Champa. In part 2, Dournes speaks animatedly with the author about the Jarai, his feelings about culture and economics, his understanding of Vietnam’s history, and his personal experience of living in the Central Highlands. The French transcript of the interview is presented in the appendix.

Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural, Asia / Southeast Asia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Andrew Hardy
Language: English
Street Date: August 21, 2015
TCIN: 50133590
UPC: 9786162151040
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9957

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