Culture and Customs of Laos

Culture and Customs of Laos

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A must-have for high school and public library shelves, this volume reveals contemporary culture and traditions in Laos.
This all-encompassing volume offers a comprehensive look at the contemporary culture that defines this Southeast Asian country of Laos, examining everything from Buddhist traditions to Laotian cuisine. Coverage includes a brief history of the nation followed by in-depth narrative chapters on religion, literature, visual and performing arts, fashion, gender roles, everyday social customs, and more. Through illustrative descriptions of daily life, students will learn how traditional customs have shaped contemporary life in Laos today. Few other resources provide the same extensive coverage on current culture in Laos. Ideal for high school students as well as general readers, Culture and Customs of Laos is a must-have for all library shelves.

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Kislenko (history, Ryerson U., Canada) presents general readers with this overview of the geography, history, culture, and customs of Laos. A chronology opens the text, followed by chapters on religion and thought; literature; art; architecture and design; theater, dance, music, and film; cuisine and traditional dress; gender, courtship, marriage, and family; festivals; and social customs. A glossary and a chronology of Lao Kings supplement the text. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780313339776
0313339775
Characteristics: xxviii, 201 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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