The purpose of the Mekong Land Research Forum online site is to provide structured access to published and unpublished research on land issues in the Mekong Region. It is based on the premise that debates and decisions around land governance can be enhanced by drawing on the considerable volume of research, documented experience and action-based reflection that is available.
Land and Labour in the Karen Hills: Cosmology and value in the study of agrarian change
Date and location:
13.30-15.00, 6 January 2021 (Thai time)
Chiang Mai University
This seminar looks at how agrarian change, labour and cultivation relate to local religion and cosmology amongst Karen peoples of the Hpapun Hills, straddling the Thai-Burma border. Land is used as a window through which to explore social relationships and processes of social change in an area with a subsistence cultivation driven economy. The seminar also aims to illustrate the value of using a more holistic, ethnographic approach to the study of ‘land’.
Speaker: Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the London School of Economics
Moderator: Daniel Hayward, Mekong Land Research Forum
The event has been moved to online-only due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Chiang Mai and university regulations on social distancing.
Please join the talk through the zoom link below, or via live-stream right here on the RCSD facebook page!