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The supernaturalization of Thai political culture: Thailand's magical stamps of approval at the nexus of media, market and state

Jackson, Peter A


Since the 1980s, new supernatural movements have become highly visible additions to Thailand’s spiritual landscapes and religious marketplaces. Focused on supernatural intervention to bring success, wealth and prosperity in Thailand’s expanding economy, these movements are often only tangentially related to orthodox Theravada Buddhist teachings and practice. These highly commodified wealthoriented movements emerged in the context of Thailand’s economic boom in the 1980s and 1990s, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-11
Type: Journal article
Source: SOJOURN: Journal of social issues in Southeast Asia
DOI: 10.1355/sj31-3d
Access Rights: Open Access


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