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Rural male leadership, religion and the environment in Thailand's mid-south, 1920s-1960s

Reynolds, Craig

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69467
Source: Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0022463410000536

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