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Title The Hmong of Australia : culture and diaspora / edited by Nicholas Tapp and Gary Yia Lee.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Nicholas Tapp -- Culture and settlement: the present situation of the Hmong in Australia / Gary Lee -- Living locally, dreaming globally: transnational cultural imaginings and practices in the Hmong diaspora / Roberta Julian -- Hmong diaspora in Australia / Nicholas Tapp -- Globalised threads: costumes of the Hmong community in north Queensland / Maria Wronska-Friend -- The private and public lives of the Hmong Qeej and Miao Lusheng / Catherine Falk -- Being a woman: The social construction of menstruation among Hmong women in Australia / Pranee Liamputtong -- Process and goal in white Hmong / Nerida Jarkey.
Summary "The Hmong are among Australia's newest immigrant populations. They came as refugees from Laos after the communist revolution of 1975 ended their life there as highland shifting cultivators. The Hmong originate from southern China where many still remain, and others live in Vietnam, Thailand and Burma. Hmong refugees are now also settled in the USA, Canada, France, Germany and French Guyana. Already the beauty and richness of traditional Hmong culture, in particular their shamanism and embroidered costume, has attracted the attention of the Australian public, but little is known about these people, their background or the struggles they have faced to adjust to a new life in Australia. This interdisciplinary collection of articles deals with their music and textiles, gender and language, their social adaptation and their global diaspora. The book aims to bring knowledge of the Hmong to a wider public and contribute to the understanding of these people."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Hmong (Asian people) -- Cultural assimilation -- Australia.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Australia -- Social life and customs.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Social aspects -- Australia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Anthropology.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Hmong (Asian people) -- Cultural assimilation. (OCoLC)fst00958438
Hmong (Asian people) -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00958455
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Tapp, Nicholas, 1952-
Lee, G. Y. (Gary Y.)
ISBN 9781921666957 (electronic bk.)
1921666951 (electronic bk.)
9781921666940 (print version)
1921666943 (print version)
Standard No. AU@ 000046083243
AU@ 000051583346
AU@ 000058146355
AU@ 000060581358
GBVCP 1008654868
GBVCP 86574503X

 
    
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