This chapter deals with the role of transnational rock music as performed by ethnic Shan bands as part of Theravada Buddhist festivals in the Thai-Burma borderlands. The data is from ethnographic research in a community of Shan insurgents and their affiliates, during the annual mass ritual ordination, â€œpoi sang longâ€ of young boys into the Buddhist sangha. The use of rock music as part of the festivities allows the ideology of the festivities to signify the Shan nation, why it is cosmopolitan, while still maintaining connection to the merit-making of the ritual.
|Title of host publication||La Antropologia de las fronteras de tailandia como espacios de flujo (Anthropology of Thailand's Frontiers as Fluid Spaces)|
|Editors||John A. Marston|
|Place of Publication||Mexico|
|Publisher||El Colegio de Mexico|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|