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- DescriptionThis book explores newly emerging communities and the new practices, kwledge, and power relations that can longer be explained adequately by the conventional conception of community. In the early 1980s, Benedict Anderson coined the term imagined communities to examine the creation and global spread of the nation-state as a collective fiction constructed in the homogeneous and empty time of modernity. Set against this conceptual background, the present volume focuses on the processes of imaging communities to explore how people imagine and create their own sense of kwledge, power, and identity. The essays in this volume consider the communal relations and properties of newly emerging or transforming communities, associations, and networks: the imagined family in shaping the modern Thai nation-state, the Asoke community of a new Buddhist movement, a Karen millenarian Buddhist community on the Thai-Myanmar border, networks of producers and sellers in the Night Bazaar of Chiang Mai, female factory workers in Lamphun, and HIV/AIDS self-help groups of rthern Thailand. Taken together, these case studies demonstrate the possibilities of new communities in Thailand and provide a key reference for both students and scholars concerned with a critical approach to sociology, history, development studies, Southeast Asian studies, and anthropology.
- Author BiographyShigeharu Tanabe is professor of anthropology at Otani University, Kyoto. He is the coeditor (with Charles F. Keyes) of Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos.
- PublisherSilkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP
- Date of Publication14/05/2008
- SubjectPolitical Science & Theory
- Series TitleMekong Press
- Place of PublicationChiang Mai
- Country of PublicationThailand
- ImprintSilkworm Books
- Content Note15 figs.
- Weight273 g
- Width3564 mm
- Height5499 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byShigeharu Tanabe
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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