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Wela wang: technologies, markets, and morals in Thai leisure culture, 1830s - 1932

Hongsaton, Preedee


This thesis traces how the concept of leisure (wela wang) emerged in Siamese/Thai society during the period 1830s-1932. The rise of the Western-dominated world order from the early nineteenth century brought drastic changes to Siam, and the Siamese aristocratic elites responded to this new order strategically. These changes did not only occur in the political and economic spheres, but also in the cultural and intellectual dimensions of the Siamese society. This study analyses three closely...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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