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Introduction: Sources, History, Issues

Chapter 1. Gifts and Debts: Fieldwork in the Wa Lands
Chapter 2. Naming Oneself, Naming the World
Chapter 3. Rice Beer and the Making of Wa Sociality
Chapter 4. Mining, Hierarchy, and the Anti-State Wa
Chapter 5. Slavery as a Threat to the Ideology of Kinship
Chapter 6. War, Headhunting, and the Erasure of Wa History
Chapter 7. Barbarian Ruse: Playing With the Fears of the Civilized
Chapter 8. Disease and Death in the Peripheral Situation
Chapter 9. Hope Against Hope: Border Prophets and Foreign Saviors
Chapter 10. The Power of the Exotic: Negotiating the Future



Stories from an Ancient Land

Perspectives on Wa History and Culture

Magnus Fiskesjö

414 pages, 25 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-887-0 Hb Published (August 2021)

eISBN 978-1-78920-888-7 eBook