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Social Capital in Vietnam: Regional Variation and Local Development Trajectories
January 13 @ 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Dr. Hy Van Luong
This talk will focus on the regional variation in social relational configuration in rural Vietnam. It compares and contrasts specifically kinship and association ties in the northern delta and the central coast of Vietnam on the one hand and those in southern Vietnam on the other. On the basis of data from 7 rural Vietnamese communities, the paper explores the linkage between social relational configurations and local development trajectories in rural Vietnam.
Dr. Hy Van Luong is Professor of Anthropology at University of Toronto. He has conducted extensive field research across urban and rural Vietnam since 1987 on kinship, gender, political economy, gifts and social capital, and sociocultural transformation. Professor Luong is the author and co-editor of nine books, as well as numerous chapters and articles in major edited volumes and academic journals on social organization, political economy, and discourse. His most recent monograph is entitled, Tradition, Revolution, and Market Economy in a North Vietnamese Village, 1925-2006 by University of Hawaii Press (2010).
Sponsored by SEATRiP and co-sponsored by Asian Studies and Anthropology.