Monarchy, Revolution and Refugees
Laos - Thailand - Argentina - Kampuchea
- The text is richly illustrated with the author's photographs
- First-hand account of the fall of the Lao monarchy
- Astute political and sociological analysis
- Fascinating account of Thai spirit mediums
Walter Irvine’s account places his personal experiences against the political and cultural changes that surrounded the Lao and Cambodian revolutions of the 1970s and 80s, giving particular attention to refugee movements and the impact. Irvine’s professional involvement as teacher in Laos, social anthropologist in Thailand and UNHCR official in Argentina gives him an insiders understanding of the specificity of culture, the dynamics of political change, the realities of forced exile, and the challenges of refugee work. His description of revisiting Indochina in 2016 puts the account of the early period into perspective.
- River Books
- 28th Dec 2022
- Paperback / softback
- World excluding South East Asia, USA & Canada
- 232 mm x 170 mm
- 320 Pages
- 300 color
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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