One of the things that even the casual observer in contemporary Thailand is apt to notice
are the endless nationalist appeals by the state calling for unity and co-operation among
the Thai public in order for the nation to progress. These official exhortations, which
stress loyalty, duty and sacrifice, reflect a phenomenon that first became manifest on a
mass level in the turbulent years immediately following the overthrow of the absolute
monarchy in 1932. The present work examines the...[Show more]
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