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Inside Thai Society : Religion, Everyday Life, Change - Niels Mulder

Inside Thai Society : Religion, Everyday Life, Change

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Published: July 2001
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Thailand is often called the "Land of Smiles", a nickname which sounds at once pleasant and mysterious. It is said that the Thais have a smile for every emotion, and with so many nuances of smiling, the smile often hides more than it reveals. Inside Thai Society looks behind smiles and appearances in order to discover those regularities and expectations that pervade everyday life. It identifies the basic ideas that give meaning and order to existence and that make life in Thai society eminently reasonable.

"A classic work on Thai society" --The Nation "Inside Thai Society is widely held to be the best interpretation available of the Thais and the Thai world view"-- Bangkok Post

Prefacep. iv
Note on spelling and the use of Thai words and namesp. vi
Introductionp. 1
The Thai opening up to the worldp. 5
Power and goodness in Thai symbolic representationsp. 24
Interpreting action: reflections on presentation and powerp. 43
Interpreting action: reflections on trust, relaxation, and selfp. 56
Holy mother, mother dear ... how to be a Thai motherp. 69
Individual and society in modern fictionp. 74
Avoidance and involvement: summarizing ideas about individual and societyp. 84
Buddhism, national identity, and modernityp. 92
The ideology of 'democratic government headed by the King'p. 110
The understanding of democracy and human rightsp. 123
Conclusionsp. 137
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 144
Index of namesp. 148
Subject indexp. 150
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ISBN: 9789747551242
ISBN-10: 9747551241
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: July 2001
Publisher: Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
Country of Publication: TH
Dimensions (cm): 21.03 x 13.72  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.2