By Suwilai Premsrirat (auth.), Pranee Liamputtong (eds.)
This quantity examines modern Thailand. It captures points of Thai society that experience replaced dramatically during the last years and that experience grew to become Thailand right into a society that's diversified from what most folks outdoor the rustic understand and count on. The social transition of Thailand has been marked by means of fiscal development, inhabitants restructuring, social and cultural improvement, political activities, and lots of reforms together with the nationwide overall healthiness care method. The publication covers the social, cultural, and financial alterations in addition to political occasions. It discusses either historic contexts and rising concerns. It comprises chapters on social and public future health matters, and on ethnicity, gender, sexuality and social category. such a lot chapters use info from empirical-based and ancient study. They describe genuine lifestyles reviews of the participants and Thai those that participated within the study.
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Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Krauss, M. (1992). The world’s languages in crisis. Language, 68(1), 4–10. Premsrirat, S. (2006a). Thailand: Language situation. In K. , pp. 642–644). Oxford: Elsevier. Premsrirat, S. (2006b). History of Thainess. In The new image of being Thai. Nakhon Pathom: Institute of Population and Social Studies and Center for Peace Studies, Mahidol University. Premsrirat, S. (2007a). Endangered languages of Thailand. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 186, 75–93.
6 Nataraja at Lord Jagannath temple with compass overlay Fig. 7 Star pattern over compass The term Taraka also means falling star indicating Shiva’s footstep on earth was none other than a celestial citing. More on this aspect of a falling star will be covered later in the paper (Figs. 7). The heights to which swinging became a significant part of the temple complexes in India is best shown at the Chittuldroog temple in Chamondee (Fig. 8). The three worlds of Hindu cosmology comprised of hell, heaven, and earth were always connected by a central pillar which can be seen at the tenth century Chittuldroog 2 The Giant Swing (Lo Ching Cha): Brahmanical Origins and Its Significance… 33 Fig.
The notion of “Thainess” needs to be redefined to accommodate and maintain the language and cultural diversity of Thailand to offer ethnolinguistic groups their own space within Thai political society on an equal basis so that they may be empowered to live a dignified life with security, justice, and opportunity. Central to this is access to quality education and employment, to reinvigorate their cultural and linguistic identity. See also Chaps. ” 2 Redefining “Thainess”: Embracing Diversity, Preserving Unity 8 21 Reconsideration of National Language Policy Despite an attempt to guarantee the freedom of expression and non-discrimination on the basis of fundamental human rights, and an implicit recognition of the intimate connection between language and forms of cultural expression, the current national language policy is radically out of step with the realities of multilingualism.
Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Perspectives in Thailand by Suwilai Premsrirat (auth.), Pranee Liamputtong (eds.)