(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The king yields to the village? A micropolitics of statemaking in Northwest Vietnam

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LENTZ C.C. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography , Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS


This A. examines statemaking in the Northwest highlands and micropolitical relations between agencies and villages. He explores his access to and denial from village field sites to position the researcher amidst the same power relations under study. To do so, through the example of the village of Điện Biên Phủ, he shows that tracing idioms back to conflicted power relations engages modern forms of governmentality to reconceptualize political tactics, strategies, and technologies as ideologically generative practices. Demarcation, for example, is a state tactic that produces multiple ethnic, sovereign, and spatial boundaries—ideological forms that pose hazards for researchers and subaltern subjects alike


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39 [pp. 1-10]

Collation : fig. tabl. cartes



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