A Sarong for Clio testifies to an ongoing intellectual dialogue between its ten contributors and Craig J. Reylds, who inspired these essays. Conceived as a tribute to an invative scholar, dedicated teacher, and generous colleague, it is this volume's ambition to make a concerted intervention on Thai historiography-and Thai studies more generally-by pursuing in new directions ideas that figure prominently in Reylds's scholarship. The writings gathered here revolve around two prominent themes in Reylds's scholarship: the nexus of historiography and power, and Thai political and business cultures-often so intertwined as to be difficult to separate. The chapters examine different types of historical texts, Thai political discourse and political culture, and the media production of consumer culture. Contributors: Chris Baker; Patrick Jory, University of Queensland, Brisbane; Tamara Loos, Cornell University; Yoshiri Nishizaki, National University of Singapore; James Ockey, University of Canterbury; Maurizio Peleggi, National University of Singapore; Pasuk Phongpaichit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Kasian Tejapir, Thammasat University, Bangkok; Villa Vilaithong, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Thongchai Winichakul, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maurizio Peleggi is Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore and editor of the Journal of Southeast Asia Studies. He is the author most recently of Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom.
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