Interpreting Lao Development Through Story, Fabric, Education, and Music


Based on travels and service work in Lao over the past four years, we have seen socioeconomic development take on various meanings and avenues. These two presentations provide insight into the changing nature of development from instrumental and technical service to a hands-on and collaborative mode. Examples are drawn from Luang Pra Bang, Sayabury, Vientiane, Phongsali. Implications for development policies are drawn from our work and are based in a critical hermeneutic orientation toward