Vatthana Pholsena

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Post-war Laos

The Politics of Culture, History and Identity

This is the first study to examine the views of ethnic minority groups on the national(ist) project in Laos. As such, this original contribution is set to become a landmark study that refines established theories of nationalism, such as Anderson’s ’imagined community’, by addressing a common weakness: namely, their tendency to deny agency to individuals.