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National heritage and nationalist narrative in contemporary Thailand : an essay on culture and politics

Peleggi, Maurizio

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In contemporary perception vestiges of the past are like endangered species: the ones still surviving have to be protected to avoid their possible disappearance. Hence, similar to animals under threat of extinction, relics are kept in enclosed areas that safeguard and allow their display while lists of crumbling monuments are drawn up to establish a Noah's Ark of cultural remnants. Removed from daily vicissitudes, heritage becomes an essential element of "extra-ordinary" life, holiday...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/110979

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