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P. Ladwig
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Feeding the dead: ghosts, materiality and merit in a Lao Buddhist festival for the deceased
P. Ladwig
Art
2012
9 Citations
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Visitors from hell: transformative hospitality to ghosts in a Lao Buddhist festival
P. Ladwig
Art
1 June 2012
In Lao Buddhism, each year during the ghost festival, disembodied and hideous spectres are believed to be released from hell and enter the world of the living. This crossing of an ontological…
17 Citations
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Can things reach the dead?: the ontological status of objects and the study of Lao Buddhist rituals for the spirits of the deceased
P. Ladwig
Philosophy
2011
8 Citations
1
Narrative ethics: the excess of giving and moral ambiguity in the Lao Vessantara-Jataka
P. Ladwig
Philosophy
2009
4 Citations
1
Death rituals among the Lao : an ethnological analysis
P. Ladwig
Sociology
2003
2 Citations
1
Worshipping Relics and Animating Statues. Transformations of Buddhist statecraft in contemporary Laos*
P. Ladwig
Sociology
Modern Asian Studies
17 July 2014
Abstract In Laos—one of the few remaining ‘officially’ socialist countries—Buddhism was abolished as a state religion after the revolution in 1975. However, since the 1990s the communist government…
10 Citations
Ontology, materiality and spectral traces: Methodological thoughts on studying Lao Buddhist festivals for ghosts and ancestral spirits
P. Ladwig
Sociology
1 December 2012
The study of ghosts and spirits, and the ethnographic evidence associated with this, is a fertile area for developing methodologies. By employing theories of materiality and the anthropological study…
21 Citations
Introduction
P. Ladwig, Ricardo Roque
Political Science
Social Analysis
1 June 2018
Engaging critically with literature on mimesis, colonialism, and the state in anthropology and history, this introduction argues for an approach to mimesis and imitation as constitutive of the state…
2 Citations
Haunting the State: Rumours, Spectral Apparitions and the Longing for Buddhist Charisma in Laos
P. Ladwig
Sociology
31 October 2013
Abstract Buddhist ascetic monks and hermits that move largely outside of the institutional structures of the monastic order (sangha) have a long history in mainland Southeast Asia. In Lao Buddhism…
4 Citations
Imitations of Buddhist Statecraft
P. Ladwig
ArtSocial Analysis
1 June 2018
From 1893 onward, French colonialism sponsored and restructured Lao and Khmer Buddhism in order to create an ‘Indochinese Buddhism’. Over a span of several decades, the French promoted monastic…
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