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THAI TOURISM: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-Ended Prostitution - Erik Cohen
Thai book

Title: THAI TOURISM: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-Ended Prostitution

Author: Erik Cohen

Publisher: White Lotus

Isbn: 974-8496-65-1

Year: First Edition, 1996

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-Ended Prostitution brings together almost two decades of Erik Cohen's studies on different aspects of tourism in Thailand. A broad introductory review of the principal recent trends and transformations in Thai tourism is followed by in-depth studies of three tourist domains: ethnic tourism in the hill tribe area of northern Thailand, vacationing tourism on the islands of southern Thailand and sex tourism in Bangkok. These studies are based on extensive field work and set within the theorical framework of contemporary sociology of tourism, on which the author is a leading expert.


Thailande: Les larmes de Bouddha - Guido Franco
Thai book

Title: Thailande: Les larmes de Bouddha

Author: Guido Franco

Publisher: Autrement

Isbn: 2-86260-297-3

Year: Third Edition, 1992

Language: French

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Thailande, pays de reves, de pagodes, de Bouddhas, d'enfants souriants. Cliche 1. Et si les pagodes aux toits dorés, les Bouddhas en méditation, les étangs aux fleurs de lotus disparaissaient dans une gigantesque poubelle de déchets urbains? Si les enfants souriants devaient quitter leur foyer pour survivre et etre parfois vendus au plus offrant?... Cliche 2. La Thailande telle qu'on la reve serait-elle morte ou n'a-t-elle jamais existé que dans l'imagination de voyageurs nostalgiques? Dialogue totalement inédit entre un auteur farang et de nombreux observateurs Thailandais, ce numero refuse de répondre à une question aussi naive. Il prefere l'aborder de biais en décrivant, entre les lignes, la Thailande telle qu'elle est aujourd'hui pour ceux qui y vivent, délivrée des mythes et des clichés. Villes, campagnes, frontières. Images de l'exode rural, de l'affairisme, d'une démocratie a demi-cuite, mais partout une étrange sagesse, sabai-sabai pu le bonheur d'etre Thai, l'ame en paix. Le regard inattendu, ironique, décapant d'écrivains, journalistes et chercheurs Thais.


INSIDE THAI SOCIETY: An Interpretation of Everyday life - Niels Mulder
Thai book

Title: INSIDE THAI SOCIETY: An Interpretation of Everyday life

Author: Niels Mulder

Publisher: Editions Duang Kamol

Isbn: 974-210-511-1

Year: Fourth Edition, 1994

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book is about the ways the Thais perceive and handle their social life. It identifies the basic classifications that, in their elaboration, give meaning and order to existence and that make life in Thai society eminently reasonable. As such this book constitutes an original contribution to developing the 'logic' of Thai life, that is, its indigenous cultural theory of action.


The traffic in Women: Human Realities of the International Sex Trade - Siriporn Skrobanek, Nataya Boonpakdee, Chutima Jantateero
Thai book

Title: The traffic in Women: Human Realities of the International Sex Trade

Author: Siriporn Skrobanek, Nataya Boonpakdee, Chutima Jantateero

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd

Isbn: 1-85649-527-2

Year: First Edition, 1997

Language: English

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: A serious violation of human rights, the trafficking of women generates huge profits for those involved in it. This book explores the nature, extent and reasons for the global traffic in women.


People of Easarn - Pira Suddham
Thai book

Title: People of Easarn

Author: Pira Suddham

Publisher: Shire Books

Isbn: 974-89123-4-5

Year: Seventh Edition, 1994

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: An act of bribery, take bribes, buying votes, using corrupt practices, stealing donated funds; moral detorioration. A theme which Pira Sudham has deeply explored in his books. What must be told has been written with eloquence and in a most human and touching way so that millions of people in remote villages of Thailand will not live unnoticed and die in vain. Pira Sudham was nominated for the 1990 Nobel Prize of Literature. He speaks on behalf of the people of Esarn, one of Thailand's most economically and politically disadvantaged regions.


Patpong sisters - Cleo Odzer
Thai book

Title: Patpong sisters

Author: Cleo Odzer

Publisher: Book Siam

Isbn: 1-55970-281-8

Year: First Edition, 1994

Language: English

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: Cleo Odzer, a young American anthropologist, spent three years studying Bangkok's red-light district, Patpong, an area of a few blocks teeming with bars and explicit sex-shows. Odzer got to know the bar girls, the bar boys, and their varied entourages. She gained their confidence, interviewed them at length, lived among them, and accompanied some of them home to vist their families - whom they often supported - in the isolated countryside, where theywere idolized.


Love and Marriage: Mate selection in twentieh-century central Thailand - Sumalee Bumroongsook
Thai book

Title: Love and Marriage: Mate selection in twentieh-century central Thailand

Author: Sumalee Bumroongsook

Publisher: Chulalongkorn University Press

Isbn: 974-632-638-4

Year: First Edition, 1995

Language: English

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: The aim of this study is to examine in some detail the conventions of mate selection among various groups in Central Thailand from 1900 to the present. The sutdy focus on a comparison of mate-selecting methods among different social classes, between urban and rural populations, and between genders.


L'amour, la famille au miroir de la langue Thai - Jean-Pierre Predagne
Thai book

Title: L'amour, la famille au miroir de la langue Thai

Author: Jean-Pierre Predagne

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year: 1999

Language: French/Thai

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Jean-Pierre Predagne is doing an ethno-linguistic exploration inside Thai language on love and family topics.


Panorama du monde sacre au miroir de la langue Thai - Jean-Pierre Predagne
Thai book

Title: Panorama du monde sacre au miroir de la langue Thai

Author: Jean-Pierre Predagne

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year: 1997

Language: French/Thai

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Jean-Pierre Predagne is doing an ethno-linguistic exploration inside Thai language on sacred topics such as Royalty, Buddhism, celeste world, spirits, magic...


Le monde de l'individu au miroir de la langue Thai - Jean-Pierre Predagne
Thai book

Title: Le monde de l'individu au miroir de la langue Thai

Author: Jean-Pierre Predagne

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year: 1999

Language: French/Thai

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Jean-Pierre Predagne is doing an ethno-linguistic exploration inside Thai language on individual, family, society, behavior topics.


The assembly of the poor in Thailand - Bruce D. Missingham
Thai book

Title: The assembly of the poor in Thailand

Author: Bruce D. Missingham

Publisher: Silkworm Books

Isbn: 9-7495-7528-8

Year: 2003

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book chronicles the development of a national protest movement, analyzing its origins, strategies, and goals within the context of a growing democratic and civil society. Using an anthorpological approach, Bruce Missingham bases his research on ethnographic fieldwork among the men and women who participate in the Assembly, including a broad spectrum of villagers, village leaders, and NGO activists. He explores the processes underlying mass mobilization and the social construction of protest, discusses the contradictions and conflicts that have arisen, and considers the degree of participation and democracy within the grassroot movement.


The Price of a Life - Sudassa Onkom
Thai book

Title: The Price of a Life

Author: Sudassa Onkom

Publisher: Sahadhammika Co

Isbn: 974-8239-65-9

Year: Second Edition, 2000

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: I thought the simple story of a couple of slum-dwelling Bangkok boys and their adventures on the streets of Bangkok, renowed for their horrendous traffic and pollution, was an interesting window on a part of life few westerners have a chance to see at close quarters. The gist of the story is that, regardless of what life has in store for us, a good moral background is always a more stable foundation on which to build life.


The struggle for democracy and social justice in Thailand - Ji Ungpakorn
Thai book

Title: The struggle for democracy and social justice in Thailand

Author: Ji Ungpakorn

Publisher: Arom Pongpangan Foundation

Isbn: 974-89451-0-3

Year: 1997

Language: English

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: Thailand has a reputation for is extended periods of military rule. Thais are often described as passive sufferers of army dictatorships. Yet this reputation is misleading. Thailand is one of the few countries in the world where mass uprisings have succeeded in defeating military dictatorships. Two such uprisings have occured in the last thirty years; in 1973 and 1992. This book is an attempt to explain these uprisings and to describe the evolution of the modern Thai state.


Le monde de la societe au miroir de la langue Thai - Jean-Pierre Predagne
Thai book

Title: Le monde de la societe au miroir de la langue Thai

Author: Jean-Pierre Predagne

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year: 2000

Language: French/Thai

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Jean-Pierre Predagne is doing an ethno-linguistic exploration inside Thai language on society, work, aristocracy, business, games, rich and poor.


Tales of Thailand - Pira Suddham
Thai book

Title: Tales of Thailand

Author: Pira Suddham

Publisher: ShireAsia

Isbn: 9-7489-6285-7

Year: Fifth Edition, 2002

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: Out of the relocation of millions of people in the path of dam constructions and eucalyptus plantations, the suppression of wages and the price of agricultural produce, the corruption, prostitution, child trade, slave labour, the horror of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway during World War II, the economic crisis in July 1997, the war to win the people in impoverished Esarn in the seventies and the daily grind in the mother of Gridlock - Bangkok come tales of hope and tales of woe, tales of acceptance and tales of struggle for survival that become Tales of Thailand.


Thailand: Bouddhisme renoncant Capitalism triomphant - Bernard Formoso
Thai book

Title: Thailand: Bouddhisme renoncant Capitalism triomphant

Author: Bernard Formoso

Publisher: La documentation Francaise

Isbn: 2-11-004611-9

Year: 2000

Language: French

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: Devenue le pivot économique et politique incontesté de l'Asie du Sud-Est continentale, la Thailande se cherche pourtant à l'aube du XXI siecle. Les problèmes induits par la forte mais tres inégale croissance de ces dernieres décennies sont tels qu'ils menacent directement son unité et ses ressources. La soif de puissance l'ayant emporté sur la quete du sens, et l'union des contraires, qui a longtemps fait sa force, entre le Bouddhisme renoncant et le captalisme agressif de la minorité chinoise étant en rupture de ban, le pays doit ajourd'hui s'inventer un modèle de dévelopement plus équilibré. A L'heure ou les traditionnels ressorts idéologiques - royauté et clergé - se découvrent de nouvelles missions, l'auteur questionne l'aptitude du pays à redéfinir les structures sociales du pays héritées du passé pour relever le double défi de la mondialisation économique et de la cohésion sociale.


ฝันดี ฝันเด่น -
Thai book

Title: ฝันดี ฝันเด่น

Author:

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year:

Language: Thai

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book helps the readers to analyze and understand their dreams. It is maybe the key to win to the lottery!


1000 Love SMS Vol 2 -
Thai book

Title: 1000 Love SMS Vol 2

Author:

Publisher: Ploychan Publishing House

Isbn: 9749343913

Year: 2006

Language: Thai

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: 1000 SMS in Thai language about love...


Thais say it best when they say nothing at all! - Annie Leo
Thai book

Title: Thais say it best when they say nothing at all!

Author: Annie Leo

Publisher: Bangkok Book House

Isbn: 978-974-8280-27-1

Year: 2007

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book is an eye-opening resource for foreigners who want to live, work and build meaningful relationships with the Thai people. Wheter you are a newcomer, or have been working in Thailand for sometime, or you are in a leadership position, this book will help you answer your questions about how Thai express themselves and understand each other without saying a word - through nonverbal communication. In this book, you will learn the social structure of Thailand and its relevance to behavior and communication in the modern Thai society, factors which affect your social status in Thailand, different types of wai in daily life and their functions in Thai society, how Thai leaders execute the wai in different situations, how Thais express their positive and negative emotions, appropriate gifs for various occasions including gifts between boss and subordinates, social etiquette for home visitations and meal invitations.


ตำราทำนายฝันและเลขดีมีโชค - ณะ.มหาโชคอุดม
Thai book

Title: ตำราทำนายฝันและเลขดีมีโชค

Author: ณะ.มหาโชคอุดม

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year:

Language: Thai

Rate: 5/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book helps the readers to analyze and understand their dreams through numbers in order to win the lottery jackpot!


Shadowed Country - Pira Suddham
Thai book

Title: Shadowed Country

Author: Pira Suddham

Publisher: Asiashire

Isbn: 974-91823-0-8

Year: 2009

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: This book regroups books "Monsoon Country" and "The Force of Karma". Pira Suddham explores dark caverns, mysterious avenues and perilous highways and byways that lead to the take-over of a shadowed land named Thailand. Pira Suddham delves deep into the morass as opposed to the journalist's muckraking. Eventually he comes up with riveting accounts of the massacres of pro-democracy protesters, the murderers of idealistic and courageous teachers, a pernicious plot code-named DDT, corruptives forces and shadowy worlds of graft, sex trade, drug trafficking and various forms of corruption. But Pira Suddham deftly deals with such stark, painful and gross subject matters with poetic narrative that has become one of the most remarkable writing of modern literature. This exploration has been Pira Suddham's work of a lifetime, covering the span of fifty years of social, economic and political changes occuring in the shadowed country.


Twitter -
Thai book

Title: Twitter

Author:

Publisher:

Isbn:

Year: 2010

Language: Thai

Rate: 3/7

Type: Society

Summary: Twitter for all in Thai language


Finding their voice - Northeastern villagers and the Thai state - Charles Keyes
Thai book

Title: Finding their voice - Northeastern villagers and the Thai state

Author: Charles Keyes

Publisher: Silkworm Books

Isbn: 978-616-215-074-6

Year: 2014

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Society

Summary: The rural, Lao-speaking people of northeastern Thailand constitute over a third of the entire population of Thailand. Over the last centurt, this Ethnically separate community has evolved from a traditional peasantry into "Cosmopolitan" villagers who are actively shaping Thai politics. Eminent anthropologist Charles Keyes traces this evolution in detail, beginning with the failure of a Buddhist millenarian uprising in 1901-2 and concluding with the successful election of the Thai Rak Thai / Pheu Thai party in the 2000s. In the intervening century, rural northeasterns have become more educated and more prosperous, abd they have gained a sophisticated understanding of the world and of their position in it as Thai citizens. Although northeasterns have often been thwarted in their efforts to press government agencies to redress their grievances, they have rejected radical revolutionary efforts to transform the Thai political system. Instead, they have looked to parliementary democracy as the system n which they can make their voices heard. Their strong support for the Pheu Thai party and the Red Shirt movement appear to have finally given them an authentic and continuing voice in the nations' political process.


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