In these referenced papers six anthropologists analyse various dimensions of the relationships between state power and culture in Thailand. Their field study in villages highlights local manifestations of state power which are often both socially or geographically far from the knowledge of intentions of the central authorities. Among the communities studied are rice-growing villages of central Thailand, Shan farmers of Maehongsorn, recollections of slavery in northern Thailand, and villages in the northern highlands.
State Power and Culture in Thailand
AuthorsDurrenberger, Paul E. (ed.)