Monarchy, Revolution and Refugees: Laos – Thailand – Argentina – Kampuchea



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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.

Walter Irvine worked as a teacher in Laos, Social Anthropologist in Thailand and UNHCR official in Argentina, giving him an insiders understanding of the dynamics of political change taking place in each of those countries at that time.

• The text is richly illustrated with the authors photographs
• First-hand account of the fall of the Lao monarchy
• Astute political and sociological analysis
• Fascinating account of Thai spirit mediums

300 colour illustrations

ISBN: 9786164510654
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/02/2023
RRP: $42.99
Pages: 320
Dimension: 232mm X 170mm
Imprint: River Books