UMD 05 CHANGES AND CHALLENGES: The khami Chin People of southern chin state and their adaptive livelihood strategies [Kyin Lam Mang]
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  • Type : Ebook
  • Publisher : RCSD
  • Author : Kyin Lam Mang
  • ISBN : 9786163981868
  • Language : English
  • Number of Pages : 93
  • File Size : 3.85 MB

In this fifth volume of the Understanding Myanmar's Development series, anthropologist Kyin Lam mang himself an ethnic Chin has conducted an extended case study of the Khami Chin people of the central Burmese state, the Khami Chin made their lovelihoods practicing taungya (shifting) subsistence cultivation and using the natural resources of the ares that provided food, clothing and shelter.  The modern era beginning with British colonization has wrought drastic cultural, economic, and envirnmental changes on the Khami Chin way of life. Kyin Lam Mang takes a holistic look at how political and economic policies and administrative mismanagement of the last three decades, compounded by ecological degradation and a natural disster called the mautam crisis in 2010, have resulted in grinding poverty and a host of transformations to the community's cultural practice, livelihood, and well-being

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