Rural male leadership, religion and the environment in Thailand's mid-south, 1920s-1960s
By considering the historical significance of a southern Thai policeman, Khun Phantharakratchadet (1898-2006), I aim to shift historical writing away from the court, the aristocracy and the capital even though the social setting is not merely 'local' or 'peripheral' but an amalgam of elements found throughout the country. I also want to give credit to local historians often dismissed for being parochial, untheoretical and disposed to myth-making, and to show how tantric practices (saiyasat),...[Show more]
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