Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Perspectives in Thailand

Editors: Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.)

  • 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    
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About this book

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.     

About the authors

Pranee Liamputtong holds a Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Pranee has previously taught in the School of Sociology and Anthropology and worked as a public health research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mothers’ and Children’s Health (now Mothers and Child Health Research), La Trobe University. Pranee’s particular interests include issues related to cultural and social influences on childbearing, childrearing, and women’s reproductive and sexual health. Pranee has two daughters. Pranee has published several books and a large number of papers in these areas. These include: Maternity and Reproductive Health in Asian Societies (with Lenore Manderson, Harwood Academic Press, 1996); Asian Mothers, Western Birth (Ausmed Publications, 1999); Living in a New Country: Understanding Migrants’ Health (Ausmed Publications, 1999); Hmong Women and Reproduction (Bergin & Garvey, 2000); Coming of Age in South and Southeast Asia: Youth, Courtship and Sexuality (with Lenore Manderson, Curzon Press, 2002); Health, Social Change and Communities (with Heather Gardner, Oxford University Press, 2003). Her more recent books include Reproduction, Childbearing and Motherhood: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Nova Science Publishers, 2007); Childrearing and Infant Care Issues: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Nova Science Publishers, 2007); The Journey of Becoming a Mother amongst Thai Women in Northern Thailand (Lexington Books, 2007); Population, Community, and Health.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Redefining “Thainess”: Embracing Diversity, Preserving Unity

    Premsrirat, Suwilai

    Pages 3-22

  • The Giant Swing (Lo Ching Cha): Brahmanical Origins and Its Significance to the Religious Culture of Thailand

    Bogart, Willard G.

    Pages 23-47

  • Thai Amulets: Symbol of the Practice of Multi-faiths and Cultures

    Srichampa, Sophana

    Pages 49-64

  • Buddhist Temple: A Religious Capital Approach for Preparing Thailand Toward the Aging Society

    Pornsiripongse, Saowapa (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

  • Beyond Localities: Community Development and Network Construction Among the Buddhist Monks in Northern Thailand

    Okabe, Mayumi

    Pages 83-93

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7244-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7243-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0604-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Perspectives in Thailand
Editors
  • Pranee Liamputtong
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7244-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7244-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7243-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0604-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 540
Number of Illustrations and Tables
177 b/w illustrations
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