This volume 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. With references and index.

Tracks and Traces: Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton

SKU: 052111
$77.78Price
  • ISBN

    9789089642493
  • Authors

    Hirsch, Philip; Nicholas Tapp
  • Extent

    159
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2010
  • Publisher

    Amsterdam University Press

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