Tag: Laos

Platypus Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Baird Campbell , May 5th, 2020

In celebration and recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take a look back at some of our favorite past posts from and about the region….


Protecting The Boundaries, Keeping A Strong Heart In Laos

Rebecca_Irons , April 14th, 2020

ELIZABETH ELLIOTT The first cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Vientiane on March 24th; until then, Laos had been the last country in Southeast Asia to be officially…

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A Fieldpoem for World Poetry Day

Alexandra Frankel , March 21st, 2019

How we practice and write ethnography matters. Poetry is one way to understand what it feels like to be human at a particular time and place. The difference…

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The Time Travelers: Ambiguous Returns

colinhoag , February 7th, 2019

By Elaine Gan, New York University §  H. G. Wells’ 1895 novel introduced us to a modernist conception of a time machine, a humanmade device that renders time…


Is Uncertainty a Useful Concept? Tracking Environmental Damage in the Lao Hydropower Industry

jwhitington , July 31st, 2018

The collapse last week of a major hydropower dam in southern Laos, the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy, as a tropical storm dumped an unknown, but massive, volume of water into…


Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?

Maximilian C. Forte , September 8th, 2016

“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP…