Cultural crisis and social memory : modernity and identity in Thailand and Laos /

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 crise...

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Other Authors: Tanabe, Shigeharu., Keyes, Charles F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.
Series:Anthropology of Asia series (Richmond, England)
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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.