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Subject Mon, Spirit Dance, field research experience, Ratchaburi, central region, Thailand
Author Kanjana Chinnak
Title A fieldwork experience: Anthropologists and a study on traditions and rituals of the Mon Spirit Dance
Document Type Article Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Mon, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Tai
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
[Full text]
Total Pages 30 Year 2000
Source Ratchaburi Provincial Arts and Culture
Abstract

The Mon Spirit Dance is not only a ritual to ask for forgiveness and an expression of respect to ancestral spirits but also a reproduction of belief and maintenance of an awareness on the ethnic history from the past to the present. It reflects ritual symbolism that the ethnic group still believes in a supernatural power that plays an important role in their health and livelihood. It also indicates the relationship of relatives because the ritual requires both monetary and labor factors. If the relationship is not strong, it will be difficult to organize the ritual. The ritual further reduces tensions in the real world of the ethnic group as the ritual is embedded with entertainment. Additionally, it reflects a powerful role of women in conducting the ritual.

Text Analyst Ekarin Phungpracha Date of Report Jun 07, 2019
TAG Mon, Spirit Dance, field research experience, Ratchaburi, central region, Thailand, Translator -
 
 

 

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