Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789089642493 Published February 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Tracks and Traces

Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton

Edited by Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

Tracks and Traces
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Edited by Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

159 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789089642493 Published February 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Through an examination of the work of a renowned scholar of Thailand, Tracks and Traces offers a wealth of insight into this dynamic and rapidly changing country. Andrew 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 provide critical analyses of Turton’s scholarship.

Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Photographs
Acknowledgements
Introduction

      Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

1. Opening Reflections: Northeastern Thai Ethnoregionalism Updated

      Charles Keyes
2. Transforming Agrarian Transformation in a Globalizing Thailand

      Anan Ganjanapan and Philip Hirsch
3. Local Leaders and the State in Thailand

      Paul T. Cohen
4. Roots of Ongoing Conflict: Reflections on Andrew Turton’s Analysis of Thailand in the 1970s

      Jim Glassman
5. Censorship and Authoritative Forms of Discourse: A Reconsideration of Thai Constructions of Knowledge

      Nicholas Tapp
6. ‘Modernising Subjects’: Moral-Political Contests in Thailand’s Drive Toward Modernity

      Jamaree Chiengthong
7. An Early Critical Foray into Participation in Thailand

      Jonathan Rigg
8. Thai Institutions of Slavery: Their Economic and Cultural Setting

      Craig J. Reynolds
9. British Diplomatic Missions to Tai States in the Early Modern Period: A Reappraisal

      Volker Grabowsky

 

Appendix: Andrew Turton—A Select Bibliography

Notes on Contributors

References

Index

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