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Tracks and traces: Thailand and the work of Andrew Turton

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Hirsch, Philip; Tapp, Nicholas (ed.)

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Abstract Tracks and Traces: Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton traces the threads that tie together an understanding of Thailand as a dynamic and rapidly changing society, through an examination of the work of one major scholar of the country, Andrew Turton. Turton's anthropological studies of Thailand cover a wide spectrum from politics and economy to ritual and culture, and have been crucial in shaping evolving understandings of Thai society. In this collection, ten leading specialists on Thailand from a variety of disciplines critically consider aspects of Turton's work in relation to the changing nature of different aspects of Thai society. The book tracks the links between past and present scholarship, examines the contextuality of scholarship in its times, and sheds light on the current situation in Thailand.
Keywords Thailand; social change; cultural change; economic growth; agricultural development; modernization; anthropology; research
Classification Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology
Free Keywords Thai Studies
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 168 p.
Series ICAS Publications Series, 13
ISBN 978-90-8964-249-3
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
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