Articles

2020 (Richard D. Cushman and Hjorleifur R. Jonsson) Mosquito-relish diplomacy: Emperor Ping’s Charter and hill-valley dynamics between China and Thailand. Journal of the Siam Society 108, 2: 87-121.  

2020 Good attachment in the Asian highlands: Questioning notions of *loose women and *autonomous communities. Critical Asian Studies 52, 3: 403-28. DOI:10.1080/14672715.2020.1772092

2018 States. In International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Hilary Callan, general ed., vol. 9: Anthropology of Law, Power, and Identity, ed. Carol J. Greenhouse. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 

2018 Comment on Sverre Molland, Sedentary Optics: Static Anti-trafficking and Mobile Victims. Current Anthropology 59, 2: 128-29.

2017 Stexit? Southeast Asian pluralism, statelessness and exclusive identities. Anthropology Today33, 6: 3-6. 

2016 (Le Jiem Tsan, Richard D. Cushman, and Hjorleifur Jonsson) Highland Chiefs and Regional Networks in Mainland Southeast Asia: Mien Perspectives. Southeast Asian Studies 5, 3: 515-51. 

2015  Conversion and Community among Iu Mien Refugee Immigrants in the United States. Pp. 235-256 in Building Noah’s Ark for Refugees, Migrants, and Religious Communities. Jin-Heon Jung and Alexander Horstmann, eds. New York: Palgrave. 

2014 Phantom Scandal: On the National Uses of the “Thailand Controversy.” Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 29, 2: 263-99.

2012 Manikin-ship: Value-added relatedness in Vietnamese museums, 1996-2005. TAJA: The Australian Journal of Anthropology 23, 2: 212-28. 

2012 Paths to Freedom: Political Prospecting in the Ethnographic Record. Critique of Anthropology 32, 2: 158-72.

2012 Cracking up an alligator: Ethnography, Juan Downey’s video, and irony. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas 6, 1: 61-86. 

2011 States lie, and stories are tools: Following up on Zomia (invited Debate commentary). Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde 167, 1: 92-5.

2011 Ethnology and the Issue of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia. In Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Southeast Asia, ed. N.J. Enfield. Pacific Linguistics 627: 109-22. 

2011 Recording Tradition and Measuring Progress in the Ethnic Minority Highlands of Thailand. Pp. 107-16 in Everyday Life in Southeast Asia, ed. by Kathleen Adams and Kathleen Gillogly. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 

2010 Above and beyond: Zomia and the ethnographic challenge of/for regional history. History and Anthropology 21, 2: 191-212.

2010 Mimetic Minorities: National Identity and Desire on Thailand’s Fringe. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 17, 2: 108-30.

2009 War’s Ontogeny: Militias and Ethnic Boundaries in Laos and Exile. Southeast Asian Studies(Kyoto, Japan) 47, 2: 125-49. 

2005 Presentable Ethnicity: Constituting Mien in Contemporary Thailand. Pp. 227-252 in Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa, ed. by Patricio Abinales, Noburo Ishikawa, and Akio Tanabe. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, and Kyoto: Kyoto University Press. 

2004 Mien Alter-Natives in Thai Modernity. Anthropological Quarterly 77, 3: 673-704.

2004 Moving House: Migration and the Place of the Household on the Thai Periphery. Pp. 206-232 in The Society of Siam: Selected Articles for the Siam Society’s Centenary, ed. by Christopher Baker. Bangkok: The Siam Society (reprint of item from 1999).

2003  (Hjorleifur Jonsson and Nora A. Taylor) National Colors: Ethnic Minorities in Vietnamese Public Imagery. Pp. 159-84 in Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress, ed. by Sandra Niessen, Carla Jones, and Ann Marie Leshkowich. New York: Berg.

2003 Mien Through Sports and Culture: Mobilizing Minority Identity in Thailand. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 68, 3: 317-40.

2003 Pedestrian Politics: The Social Focus of Founders, Migration, and Ritual. Pp. 227-249 in Founders’ Cults in Southeast Asia: Ancestors, Polity, and Identity, ed. by Nicola Tannenbaum and Cornelia Kammerer. New Haven: Yale Southeast Asia Studies Monographs.

2003 Encyclopedic Yao in Thailand. Asian Ethnicity 4, 2:295-301.

2002  (Nora A. Taylor and Hjorleifur Jonsson) Other Attractions in Vietnam. Asian Ethnicity 3, 2: 233-48.

2001 Does the House Hold? History and the Shape of Mien (Yao) Society. Ethnohistory 48, 4: 613-54.

2001 Serious Fun: Minority Cultural Dynamics and National Integration in Thailand. American Ethnologist 28, 1:151-78.

2001 A Regional Approach to Thailand: Reflections on the writings of A. Thomas Kirsch. Journal of the Siam Society 89, 1&2:100-115.

2001 Cultural Clashes. Far Eastern Economic Review May 10: 75.

2001 French Natural in the Vietnamese Highlands: Nostalgia and Erasure in Montagnard Identity. Pp.52-65 in Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue, ed. by Jane Winston and Leakthina Ollier. New York: Palgrave.

2000 Traditional Tribal What? Sports, Culture, and the State in the Northern Hills of Thailand. Pp. 219-45 in Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoples: Mountain Minorities in the South-East Asian Massif, ed. by Jean Michaud. London: Curzon Press.

2000 Yao Minority Identity and the Location of Difference in the South China Borderlands. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 65, 1: 56-82.

2000 Yao Collectibles. Journal of the Siam Society 88, 1&2: 222-31.

1999 Moving House: Migration and the Place of the Household on the Thai Periphery. Journal of the Siam Society 87 (1&2): 99-118.

1998 Forest Products and Peoples: Upland Groups, Thai Polities, and Regional Space. Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 13 (1): 1-37.

1998 Dead Headmen: Histories and Communities in the Southeast Asian Hinterland. Pp. 191-212 in Facets of Power and its Limitations: Political Culture in Southeast Asia, ed. by Ing-Britt Trankell and Laura Summers. Uppsala: Department of Anthropology, Uppsala University (Uppsala Studies in Cultural Anthropology 24).

1997 Cultural Priorities and Projects: Health and Social Dynamics in Northeast Cambodia. Pp. 536-567 in Development or Domestication? Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia, ed. by Don McCaskill and Ken Kampe. Chiangmai: Silkworm Books.

1997 Heimsmynd og hundraðmetrahlaup [World View and a 100 Meter Race]. Pp. 129-140 in Við og Hinir: Rannsóknir í Mannfræði, ed. by Gísli Pálsson, Haraldur Ólafsson, and Sigríður D. Kristmundsdóttir. Reykjavik: The Anthropological Institute, University of Iceland. 

1996 Rhetorics and Relations: Tai States, Forests, and Upland Groups. Pp.166-200 in State Power and Culture in Thailand, ed. by E. Paul Durrenberger. New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies Monographs, 44.

1996 Healthy Houses: Perspective on Well-Being in Rural Cambodia. World Health Forum: An International Journal of Health Development 17 (4): 360-62.

            Also published as Un habitat sain: une certaine conception du bien-etre au Cambodge rural. Forum mondial de la Sante 17 (4): 390-393; and as Casas saludables: vision del bienestar en la Camboya rural. Foro mundial de la salud 17 (4): 391-394.