Territory cults in southern Lao PDR exemplify the importance of ritual for the production of locality in an era of mobility. Here, the idea of village expressed in ritual incorporates scattered members who have ties of history and affection to village households—a view of residency that is extra-verted, inclusive and traverses space.
Field of Research
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio Economic Objective
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society