| || ||Yukio Hayashi, Practical Buddhism among the Thai-Lao: Religon in the Making of a Region Paperback |
Published in February 2003. Based on long-term fieldwork, Hayashi presents the local history of Thai-Lao religion and society, up to and including its present-day dynamics. The volume clarifies the position of the Lao as a people as well as the social composition and changes in Lao village society. Working from the analytical premise that concepts such as Buddhism and magic are intrinsic to the multi-faceted statements of the people who live in the particular locality, Hayashi describes the diachronic process and the dynamics of indigenous religious knowledge in this regional context. The study reveals how religious practices, and associated knowledge of the dynamic local world, take diverse forms across the generations.
| ||Yukio Hayashi, Practical Buddhism among the Thai-Lao: Religon in the Making of a Region Hardcover |
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| || ||Yoko Hayami, Akio Tanabe and Yumiko Tokita-Tanabe eds, Gender and Modernity: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific Paperback |
Drawing on a wealth of ethnographic fieldwork, this anthology examines the complexities of identity formation and self-positioning in post-colonial contexts, ranging from the impact of Christian missionaries on the women of Aboriginal Australia to the re-masculinization of post-colonial subjects in Eastern India, from the negotiation of gendered spaces in Indonesia and Thailand to the ways in which Japanese popular culture plays with gender identities. Focusing in particular on the negotiation of gender categories, these papers reveal that local actors are confronted with the competing values and rationalities of local traditions and global modernity.
| ||Yoko Hayami, Akio Tanabe and Yumiko Tokita-Tanabe eds, Gender and Modernity: Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific Hardcover |
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| || ||Kasian Tejapira, Commodifying Marxism: The Formation of Modern Thai Radical Culture Paperback |
This study reveals a process of cultural and political interaction resulting in a mutual transformation of exogenous Marxism and indigenous Thai culture. Tejapira traces the introduction of Sino-Vietnamese communism into Siam during the absolute monarchy in the late 1920s until the late 1950s when, under the military regime, it emerges as a particularly Thai cultural phenomenon. Marxism/communism entered the post-war Thai cultural market in the form of printed commodities, whose demand, supply and reproduction ebbed and flowed with the volatile and violent tide of international and domestic events. It was paradoxically diffused but dissolved by capitalist publishing, censored yet promoted by anti-communist authoritarian regimes. Through this process some Thai radical intellectuals translated Marxism/communism into the Thai language and rhyming verse.
| ||Kasian Tejapira, Commodifying Marxism Hardcover |
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| || ||Yoshihiro Tsubouchi, One Malay Village: A Thirty-Year Community Study Paperback |
In a society recognized for its multi-racial constitution, the relative homogeneity of Kelantan has inspired numerous researchers to seek the essence of Malay-ness in the traditional ethnic events and distinctive form of Islam practiced there. Drawing on the research conducted during more than ten site-visits to the Kelantan community over a 30 year period, One Malay Village is a comparison of Tubouchi s initial and final surveys. Through the juxtaposition of two snap-shots taken twenty years apart he reveals a process of change occurring in the community which even the locals are at risk of over-looking. The rapid changes experienced by this Malay community expose the limitations of analytic frameworks such as urban-rural community, modernization, and urbanization.
| ||Yoshihiro Tsubouchi, One Malay Village: A Thirty-Years Community Study Hardcover |
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| || ||Kunio Yoshihira, The Nation and Economic Growth: Korea and Thailand |
The book urges economists to pay greater attention to the nation as the context of economic growth. By taking Korea and Thailand as a pair of contrasting nations, the author shows how a nation s economic growth is influenced by the culture and institutions imbedded in it.