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Performing political identity : the Democrat Party in Southern Thailand

Author: Marc Askew
Publisher: Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the challenges faced by young Muslim female athletes from Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia in competitive sports. After presenting a valuable socio-historical survey of the Malay world before, during, and after colonization, the author focuses in on contemporary social dynamics, including the emergence of Muslim women competing at the international level. Through surveys and interviews conducted  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Askew
ISBN: 9789749511381 9749511387
OCLC Number: 191866160
Description: xvi, 391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: List of Maps, Plates, and TablesNote on Transliteration and Spelling of Thai NamesPreface and AcknowledgmentsPart I: Introduction: Culture Myths and a Political Heartland1. Making Sense of Difference: The Democrats and the Electricity Pole2. Constructing a Democrat South: Claiming "Political Culture" and TerritoryPart II: A Wall in the South: The First Battle3. "A Beautiful Political Culture": The Democrats Defend Southern VirtuePart III: Riding the Tide: Local Politics and Democrat Krasae4. The Struggle for Hat Yai: Localism, Lineage, and Loyalty Game5. The Provincial Election: Policy, Phuak, and Party AllegiancePart IV: The 2005 Election: Democrat Udomkan and Other Persuasions6. Southern Democrats at Bay: The 2005 National Election7. The Campaigns: Symbols and Rhetorical Performances8. Alliances and Persuasions: Vote Canvassers and the Uses of Money9. Interpreting the Democrats' Southern TriumphPart V: Anatomy of the Democrat Political Ascendancy10. Symbols and Solidarities: Anatomy of the Democrat Ascendancy11. Conclusion: Performing Political IdentityEpilogue: Surviving Thaksin and BeyondNotesSourcesIndex
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