Tracks and Traces

Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton

Edited by Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

Tracks and Traces
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Edited by Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

159 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789089642493 Published February 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Through an examination of the work of a renowned scholar of Thailand, Tracks and Traces offers a wealth of insight into this dynamic and rapidly changing country. Andrew Turton’s anthropological studies of Thailand cover a wide spectrum, from politics and economy to ritual and culture, and have been crucial in shaping evolving understandings of Thai society. In this collection, ten leading specialists on Thailand from a variety of disciplines provide critical analyses of Turton’s scholarship.


List of Tables, Figures, and Photographs

      Philip Hirsch and Nicholas Tapp

1. Opening Reflections: Northeastern Thai Ethnoregionalism Updated

      Charles Keyes
2. Transforming Agrarian Transformation in a Globalizing Thailand

      Anan Ganjanapan and Philip Hirsch
3. Local Leaders and the State in Thailand

      Paul T. Cohen
4. Roots of Ongoing Conflict: Reflections on Andrew Turton’s Analysis of Thailand in the 1970s

      Jim Glassman
5. Censorship and Authoritative Forms of Discourse: A Reconsideration of Thai Constructions of Knowledge

      Nicholas Tapp
6. ‘Modernising Subjects’: Moral-Political Contests in Thailand’s Drive Toward Modernity

      Jamaree Chiengthong
7. An Early Critical Foray into Participation in Thailand

      Jonathan Rigg
8. Thai Institutions of Slavery: Their Economic and Cultural Setting

      Craig J. Reynolds
9. British Diplomatic Missions to Tai States in the Early Modern Period: A Reappraisal

      Volker Grabowsky


Appendix: Andrew Turton—A Select Bibliography

Notes on Contributors



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