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Practical and Auspicious: Thai Handbook Knowledge for Agriculture and the Environment

Farrelly, Nicholas; Reynolds, Craig; Walker, Andrew


This article is the first thorough examination of the Thai handbooks that are produced to explain agricultural and environmental knowledge. These khu-meu (handbooks) and tamra (textbooks) come into use when knowledge is moving from one party to another. They also establish symbolic correlations within the human, terrestrial world, or between the human, terrestrial world and the worlds of the gods, spirits, ancestors, or the unseen. Despite the fact that handbooks are pervasive for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Studies Review
DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2011.575208


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