9780824833275 hardcover alkaline paper 0824833279 hardcover alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-329) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Powers of the place : Buddhism and the spirit cults of Muang Lao Interventions from afar: nonspiritual powers in place Questions of place: religious culture in a post-revolutionary space Commodities of the place: ritual expressions and the marketing of religious culture The spirit(s) of the place: Buddhists and contemporary Lao religion reconsidered App. 1. Transformations of the Ramayana App. 2. The cult of Khwan.