Evans: The Pol Ritual/Remembrance


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Communist revolutions in this century have suppressed existing ritual and symbolic structures and invented new ones. Armed with new flags, new national celebrations, or new school textbooks, they have attempted to reconstruct social memory. This fascinating work of political anthropology examines the case of Laos from the heady days of the 1975 revolution to the more sober "post-socialist" present. Grant Evans traces the attempt at ritual and symbolic change in Laos, and the recent reemergence of older and deeper cultural ...

Evans: The Pol Ritual/Remembrance 2005, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824820541

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