1 Introduction: from Padi States to Commercial States
Nations and States or Nation-States?
Inner Zomia and Globalization: the Other among the Self
Ethnogenesis: Ethnic Minorities or Social Groups?
Identity Construction in the Borderlands
2 Populations on the Move in the Borderlands of Northeast Cambodia: Socio-Economic Changes and Identity Creation (F. Bourdier)
International Linkages, Newcomers, and Alternative Perspectives
3 The Burmese 'Adaptive Colonization' of Southern Thailand (M. Boutry)
Historical Background: the National Roots of International Migrations
The Burmese Adaptive Colonization of Thailand
Migrations, Exchanges and the Making of Borders
The Perception of Borders and Segmentation of Migration
4 The "Interstices": A History of Migration and Ethnicity (J. Ivanoff)
How was the first Zomian created?
Interactions and Segmentations
The Creation of 'Sea-Zomians'
The Moken in Thailand
The Moken in Myanmar
Ethnogenesis: Fear of Slavery Versus Nomad Ideology
5 Borders and Cultural Creativity: the Case of the Chao Lay, the Sea Gypsies of Southern Thailand (O. Ferrari)
Are Borderlands Exclusively Administrative Features?
Territory and Borderland as Manifold Concepts
The Sea Gypsies in the Ethnoregional Social Fabric
The Coast as a Borderland
The Nomads and the Sea
The Tenth Month Ceremony
The Sea Gypsies and the National Borders
About the authors