Living at the Edge of Thai Society

The Karen in the Highlands of Northern Thailand

Author: Claudio Delang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203356456

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Karen are one of the major ethnic minority groups in the Himalayan highlands, living predominantly in the border area between Thailand and Burma. As the largest ethnic minority in Thailand, they have often been in conflict with the Thai majority. This book is the first major ethnographic and anthropological study of the Karen for over a decade and looks at such key issues as history, ethnic identity, religious change, the impact of government intervention, education land management and gender relations.
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Virtual Thailand

The Media and Cultural Politics in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Glen Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134217668

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Written by an established expert on Thailand, this is one of the first books to fully investigate the Thai media’s role during the Thaksin government’s first term. Incorporating political economy and media theory, the book provides a unique insight into globalization in Southeast Asia, analyzing the role of communications and media in regional cultural politics. Examining the period from the mid 1990s, Lewis makes a sustained comparison between Thailand and its neighbouring countries in relation to the media, business, politics and popular culture. Covering issues including business development, tourism, the Thai movie industry and the war on terror, the book argues that globalization as it relates to media, can be patterned on Thai experiences.
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