Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos (review)

Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos (review) Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 30, No. 2 (2008), pp. 343­45 DOI: 10.1355/cs30-2l © 2008 ISEAS ISSN 0219-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos. By Boike Rehbein. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. Hardcover: 171pp. Studies on contemporary Lao society are rare. In his book, Boike Rehbein investigates the effects of globalization on present-day Laos. Small in terms of its population (around six million inhabitants) and surrounded by much more powerful neighbours (notably Thailand, China and Vietnam), Laos plays a minor role in Asia's economic and political affairs. But, as Rehbein reminds us, the country "has always been at the crossroads of cultures, societies, economic forces and trade routes" (p. 4). Rehbein, a sociologist and long-term scholar of Laos, pursues two inter-related objectives in this study: firstly, to propose a revised model of Pierre Bourdieu's social theory -- in particular the late French sociologist's concept of "field" -- that is applicable to the Lao context; secondly, to contribute to theories of globalization through empirical research on a peripheral state. The first two chapters develop the outline of the concepts and theoretical approach. Rehbein uses Bourdieu's concept of "field" -- by definition, a social arena http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

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Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 30, No. 2 (2008), pp. 343­45 DOI: 10.1355/cs30-2l © 2008 ISEAS ISSN 0219-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos. By Boike Rehbein. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. Hardcover: 171pp. Studies on contemporary Lao society are rare. In his book, Boike Rehbein investigates the effects of globalization on present-day Laos. Small in terms of its population (around six million inhabitants) and surrounded by much more powerful neighbours (notably Thailand, China and Vietnam), Laos plays a minor role in Asia's economic and political affairs. But, as Rehbein reminds us, the country "has always been at the crossroads of cultures, societies, economic forces and trade routes" (p. 4). Rehbein, a sociologist and long-term scholar of Laos, pursues two inter-related objectives in this study: firstly, to propose a revised model of Pierre Bourdieu's social theory -- in particular the late French sociologist's concept of "field" -- that is applicable to the Lao context; secondly, to contribute to theories of globalization through empirical research on a peripheral state. The first two chapters develop the outline of the concepts and theoretical approach. Rehbein uses Bourdieu's concept of "field" -- by definition, a social arena

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Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic AffairsInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies

Published: Jan 9, 2008

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