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Subject Siam : family, law, and colonial modernity in Thailand

Author: Tamara Lynn Loos
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Demonstrating the centrality of gender relations, law, and Siam's Malay Muslims to the history of modern Thailand, Subject Siam examines the structures and social history of jurisprudence to gain insight into Siam's unique position within Southeast Asian history. Tamara Loos elaborates on the processes of modernity through an in-depth study of hundreds of court cases involving polygyny, marriage, divorce, rape, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Lynn Loos
ISBN: 0801443938 9780801443930
OCLC Number: 61122977
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Family, law, and colonial modernity in Thailand --
Transnational justice --
Colonial law and Buddhist modernity in the Malay Muslim south --
The imperialism of monogamy in family law --
Crisis of wifedom --
Nationalism and male sexuality --
Subjects of history.
Responsibility: Tamara Loos.
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Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand was never colonized by an imperial power. However, Siam (as Thailand was called until 1939) shared a great deal in common with both colonized states and  Read more...

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