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Bang Chan : Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand.

Author: Lauriston Sharp; Lucien M Hanks
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Series: Cornell Studies in Anthropology Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban spread of the Thai capital. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book sums up the major findings of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project that began in 1948. Changes in Bang Chan’s social organization,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sharp, Lauriston.
Bang Chan : Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lauriston Sharp; Lucien M Hanks
ISBN: 9781501721397 1501721399
OCLC Number: 1028942936
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages).
Contents: Bang Chan; Contents; Preface; 1. Departure; The Road to Bang Chan; The Community; The Cornell Thailand Project; The Destination; 2. The Dispensable Ones; From City to Wilderness; Economics, the Social Order, and Kinship; Neighbors in the Wilderness; 3. Newcomers; A New Hamlet; Disaster; 4. Migration; Land and Its Meaning; Royal Policy and the Social Order; Into Vacant Lands; To Bang Chan and Beyond; 5. The New Life; The Trader and the Temple; The New Hamlet on Kred Canal; The Squire of Bang Chan; 6. Patrons and Their Work; Human Patrons; The Lord of Life; The Spirit Patrons. The Fruit of Their Work7. Years of Austerity; Depression; His Majesty's Affairs and the National Government; Respite; Agony Renewed; Vistory and Defeat; 8. Transformation Scene; The Festivities; The Preparation; The Welcoming; The Rites; The Transformations; 9. Five Perspectives; From a Teak House; The Birth and Labors of a Hero; Force and Process; An Organism Grows; Kaleidoscopic Transformation; Retrospect; Appendix A. Schooling of Bang Chan population by age and sex, 1953. Appendix B. Bang Chan school enrollment, fourth-grade enrollment, number graduating from fourth grade, and number entering middle school, 1937â#x80;#x93;1960Appendix C. Responses of 363 fourth-grade rural and urban schoolchildren aged 11â#x80;#x93;14 in 1954 to question: ""When you are 25 years old, what kind of work would you like to be doing?; Appendix D. Religious affiliation and experience of Bang Chan males, by age group, 1949; Appendix E. Price range of padi, land, and land rent in Bang Chan, 1880â#x80;#x93;1953; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cornell Studies in Anthropology Ser.
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