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The tremendous cultural diversity and distinct ways of life of many Southeast and East Asian peoples are in serious jeopardy today because of varying combinations of economic, political, and environmental threats, often linked to severe human rights violations. Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia introduces 14 endangered cultures, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra in Indonesia, to the Ainu of Japan. The most pressing issues of these marginalized groups—such as the impact of tourism, prohibition against whaling, or dislocation due to nuclear testing—are brought to light by anthropologists based on their own extensive field work. The cultural and historical information provided here is not available in any other printed source.

Endangered peoples of Southeast and East Asia struggle with inadequate understanding, protection, and enforcement of human rights by state governments and the international community. The volume introduction discusses the diversity, identity, ecology, spirituality, colonial status, conflicts and wars, and finally, hope for the future of people in this region. Subsequent chapters are devoted to fourteen specific cultures, including an overview of their history, housing, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, religion and world view, threats to their survival, and their response to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought poses questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experience of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists pertinent organizations and web sites. As the curriculum expands to include Asian history, this unique volume will be valuable to students and teachers alike.

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Anthropologists and area scholars profile 14 endangered cultures of the region, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra in Indonesia to the Ainu of Japan. They report from their own field work about such issues as the impact of tourism, the prohibition of whaling, and dislocation due to nuclear testing. Each account is followed by questions and lists of published literature, films, and videos, and organizations.
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The tremendous cultural diversity and distinct ways of life of many Southeast and East Asian peoples are in serious jeopardy today because of varying combinations of economic, political, and environmental threats, often linked to severe human rights violations. Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia introduces 14 endangered cultures, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra in Indonesia, to the Ainu of Japan. The most pressing issues of these marginalized groups--such as the impact of tourism, prohibition against whaling, or dislocation due to nuclear testing--are brought to light by anthropologists based on their own extensive field work. The cultural and historical information provided here is not available in any other printed source.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-274) and index.

About the Author

LESLIE E. SPONSEL is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Ecological Anthropology Program at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Identities, Ecologies, Rights, and Futures: All Endangered by Leslie E. Sponsel

The Ainu of Japan by Richard Siddle

The Akha of the Southwest China Borderlands by Cornelia Ann Kammerer

The Amis of Taiwan by Hsiang-mei Cheng

The Ayukawa-hamans of Japan by Masami Iwasaki-Goodman

The Batak of the Philippines by James F. Eder

The Batek of Malaysia by Kirk Endicott

The Bulusu' of East Kalimantan, Indonesia by George N. Appell

The Karen of Myanmar and Thailand by Yoko Hayami and Susan M. Darlington

The Kubu of Central Sumatra, Indonesia by Gerard A. Persoon

The Okinawans of the Ryukyu Islands by James E. Roberson

The Rungus Dusun of Sabah, Malaysia by George N. Appell

The Semai of Malaysia by Robert K. Dentan

The Uyghur of China by Dru C. Gladney

The Yi of China by Margaret Byrne Swain

Glossary

General Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313306464
Subtitle:
Struggles to Survive and Thrive
Editor:
Sponsel, Leslie E.
Editor:
Sponsel, Leslie E.
Author:
Sponsel, Leslie E.
Author:
Sponsel, Leslie
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
East asia
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Asia, southeastern
Series:
The Greenwood Press "Endangered peoples of the world" series,
Publication Date:
20000330
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.48x6.40x1.04 in. 1.39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The tremendous cultural diversity and distinct ways of life of many Southeast and East Asian peoples are in serious jeopardy today because of varying combinations of economic, political, and environmental threats, often linked to severe human rights violations. Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia introduces 14 endangered cultures, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra in Indonesia, to the Ainu of Japan. The most pressing issues of these marginalized groups--such as the impact of tourism, prohibition against whaling, or dislocation due to nuclear testing--are brought to light by anthropologists based on their own extensive field work. The cultural and historical information provided here is not available in any other printed source.
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