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Title Cultural crisis and social memory : modernity and identity in Thailand and Laos / edited by Shigeharu Tanabe and Charles F. Keyes.
Imprint London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.

Series Anthropology of Asia series
Anthropology of Asia series (Richmond, England)
Subject Memory -- Social aspects -- Thailand.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Laos.
Thailand -- Civilization.
Laos -- Civilization.
Thailand -- Politics and government.
Laos -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Tanabe, Shigeharu.
田辺, 繁治, (1943- )
Keyes, Charles F.
Add Title Modernity and identity in Thailand and Laos
Description 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Cultural Crisis and Social Memory; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Introduction; I Embodied Memories in Cultural Crisis: Spirit Possession and Ritual; 1 The Person in Transformation: Body, Mind and Cultural Appropriation; 2 Crises of the Modern in Northern Thailand: Ritual, Tradition, and the New Value of Pastness; 3 Hmong Confucian Ethics and Constructions of the Past; II Nationalist Monuments: Competing Social Memories.
4 National Heroine or Local Spirit? The Struggle over Memory in the Case of Thao Suranari of Nakhon Ratchasima5 Monuments and Memory: Phaya Sihanatraja and the Founding of Maehongson; 6 Immobile Memories: Statues in Thailand and Laos; III Commoditisation and Consumer Identities; 7 Exhibition of Power: Factory Women's Use of the Housewarming Ceremony in a Northern Thai Village; 8 The Postmodernisation of Thainess; IV Remembering, Social Memory, and History; 9 Social Memory as it Emerges: A Consideration of the Death of a Young Convert on the West Coast in Southern Thailand.
10 Remembering/Silencing the Traumatic Past: The Ambivalent Memories of the October 1976 Massacre in BangkokV Reflections; 11 Social Memory Reconsidered; Index.
Summary This book explores social memory in the context of cultural crises of modernity in Thailand and Laos. It explicates the ways in which social memory constructed by the people enters modernity, and how this in turn causes fundamental ruptures with their past, as well as the various ways cultural crises are experienced in their lives. The essays in this book consider how in these crises the people constitute their cultural, social, or individual identities, particularly focusing on the theoretical issues of identifications and their relevance to distinct historical processes in Thailand and Laos.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781136827259 (electronic bk.)
1136827250 (electronic bk.)
9781315027906 (e-book)
1315027909 (e-book)
OCLC # 861692615
Additional Format Print version: Cultural crisis and social memory 0700711759 (OCoLC)50709657

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