Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Perspectives in Thailand
Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.)
2014, XXI, 540 p. 177 illus.
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The first volume to capture many contemporary aspects in Thai Society in one volume
Offers critical analysis of issues concerning contemporary Thailand, both from inside and outside Thailand
Offers real life experiences of the contributors and Thai people who participated in the research
This volume examines contemporary Thailand. It captures aspects of Thai society that have changed dramatically over the past years and that have turned Thailand into a society that is different from what most people outside the country know and expect. The social transition of Thailand has been marked by economic growth, population restructuring, social and cultural development, political movements, and many reforms including the national health care system. The book covers the social, cultural, and economic changes as well as political situations. It discusses both historical contexts and emerging issues. It includes chapters on social and public health concerns, and on ethnicity, gender, sexuality and social class. Most chapters use information from empirical-based and historical research. They describe real life experiences of the contributors and Thai people who participated in the research.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Community Development among the Buddhist monks - Ethnic and Indigenous Issues in Thailand - Gender and Buddism in Thailand - Gender and Queer Perspectives in Thailand - Health concerns in Thailand - Lahu Students in Thai Schools - Land of Smiles - Living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand - Phum panya chao ban (Local Wisdom) - Political Aspects in Thailand - Re-imagining Nationalism in Thailand - Religious Culture of Thailand - Self-Marginalization in Thailand - Thai Buddhist Temples - Thai Democracy - Thai Health Promotion Foundation - Thai Women Office Workers - Thailand and Socio-Cultural Issues - The Expat Life of a Thai Wife - The Giant Swing - Women NGOs Movement - Women in the Malay Muslim Communities