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Subject Lisu, women, identity, adjustment, patriarchy, Chiang Rai
Author Onanong Saenyakul
Title Lisu women’s identities and selves over three generations: A case study of a life experience of a Lisu woman
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Lisu, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Sino-Tibetan
Location of
- Total Pages - Year -
Source Faculty of Graduate Studies, Chiang Mai University

The research investigated identities and selves of three generations of Lisu women: a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter. The investigation examined their experiences and lifestyles as well as their process of identity and self creation through social, economic, cultural and political contexts that the three had interacted with their created identities and selves by means of child rearing and socialization processes via the family institute, the patriarchal social institute of Lisu, Thai social institutes, educational institute, and state agencies. Nevertheless, when they were pressured at times, the three women did not sacrifice themselves to preserve their traditional lifestyles. For instance, the grandmother opted out of the accepted conventional way as expected by the Lisu society in order to negotiate with certain powers that overshadowed her. Or in the case that the mother attempted to create her new identity in order to accommodate her new lifestyle and a new role as the wife of the village head. Thus, the identities and selves of the three women were not complete but changing, consisting of their social, public and private identities overlaying on one another without distinction. Since the social, economic, cultural and political contexts were different in each period, their identities and selves were also different, depending on what was expressed in each period of history. Therefore, their selves were continuously created, diverse and incomplete. It was noted that when society was constantly changing or dynamic, there might be no chance for their identities and selves to become complete or static (pp. 107-118).

Text Analyst - Date of Report Feb 23, 2015
TAG Lisu, women, identity, adjustment, patriarchy, Chiang Rai, Translator -


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