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Subject Muslim,Market Town at Thai-Burma Border,Economic Life,Plural Society,Ethnicity,Tak
Author Chkrabhand Khadchumsang
Title Muslim Community in a Market Town at the Thai-Burma Border: An Interrelationship between Plural Society,Economic Life and Ethnicity
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Thai Muslim, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
Pridi Bhanomyong Library, Thammasat University Total Pages 208 Year 2000
Source Master of Arts,Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology,Thammasat University

The researcher presents the two levels of plural society: a Muslim community and a border market town community levels in Mae Sod district in which include the people with various ethnicity and various religions. The researcher also points out significant factors to maintain the plural society which are socio-economic interaction and common value of the group members. Moreover, the researcher also describes the economic life and the idea of the small business owner which is Muslim identity. It also describes physical and ritual identity, religious practices and Muslim symbolic system of ethnicity as well as the interrelationship between plural society, economic life and ethnicity of the Muslim community in the market town at the Thai-Burma border.

Text Analyst Nartsiri Komolphan Date of Report Jun 23, 2005
TAG Muslim, Market Town at Thai-Burma Border, Economic Life, Plural Society, Ethnicity, Tak, Translator -


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