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Heritage And Identity In Contemporary Thailand:memory, Place And Power
by King, Ross
ISBN-13 : 9789814722278
Publisher : NUS Press
Format : Paperback / softback
Pub Date : September 2017
Status : Published

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Heritage and Identity in Contemporary Thailand explores the intersections of memory, place, power and tourism in the production of Thai heritage and identity. The author shows that underlying officially promulgated ideas is a much deeper, richer and sometimes darker substratum of memories and practices that both undermine and enrich conventional ideas of Thailand as a Kingdom, a nation and a culture.          The book views Thai culture and its heritage from a variety of perspectives that are derived from the work of Thai scholars but refracted through a more Western epistemology and its attendant critical theory. Through a juxtaposition of Thai and Western critical scholarship, it highlights key elements of Thai identity or, more accurately, the diversity of Thai identities. In the process, the book raises questions about both Thai and Western thinking about knowledge and its production.
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Subject / Bisac
  • History / Asia / Southeast Asia
  • Political Science
  • Social Science / Sociology / Rural
  • Social Science / Sociology / Urban
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