Dynamic Diversity in Southern Thailand
- PUBLISHED: August 2005
- SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 333 Pages, 6 x 9 in
- ISBN: 9789749575826
Although southern Thailand is a dynamic and diverse region socially, politically, and economically, it received little attention until the recent escalation of violence and instability. While the twelve articles in this collection were written before this period of crisis, the issues they probe reveal some of the enduring features of this unique border region and provide a backdrop for the present unrest.
The wide range of issues and ideas presented in this collection highlight the distinctive characteristics that make this region unique and the variety of cultures that contribute to its dynamic diversity.
Authors & Contributors
Wattana Sugunnasil is assistant professor of sociology at the Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus.
Map of Southern Thailand
1. Islam, Nationalism, and the Thai State / Omar Farouk Bajunid
2. Southern Thai Politics: A Preliminary Overview / Duncan McCargo
3. Voices from the Grassroots: Southerners Tell Stories about Victims of Development / Piya Kittaworn, et al.
4. Consuming Modernity in a Border Community / Wattana Sugunnasil
5. The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle: How the South Was Won . . . and Then Lost Again / Phil King
6. Popular Culture and "Traditional Performance": Conflicts and Challenges in Contemporary Nang Talung / Paul Dowsey-Magog
7. The Nine Emperor Gods at the Border: Transnational Culture, Alternate Modes of Practice, and the Expansion of the Vegetarian Festival in Hat Yai / Jovan Maud
8. Spirit Mediumship in Southern Thailand: The Feminization of Nora Ancestral Possession / Marlane Guelden
9. Southern Thai Women in Development: A Tale of Two Villages / Jawanit Kittitornkool
10. Paths to a Possible South: The Dhamma Walk for Songkhla Lake / Theodore W. Mayer
11. The Social Network Construction of the Baba Chinese Businesses in Phuket / Suleemarn N. Wongsuphap
12. Paradise at Your Doorstep: International Border Fluidity and Cultural Construction amongst Kelantan's Thai Community / Irving Chan Johnson