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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
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    Salak Yom Festival
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    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

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    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Yong, Yong identity, reconstruction, politics of reconstruction, Lamphun
Author Thanawat Pali
Title Politics of identity reconstruction among Yong people in Lamphun
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text -
Ethnic Identity Yong, Language and Linguistic Affiliations -
Location of
Center for Ethnic Studies and Development
Social Sciences Library, Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai University Library
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre Library
Total Pages 126 Year 2016
Source M.A. Thesis (Ethnic Relation and Development), Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

This thesis investigated the processes of identity reconstruction and redefinition of the Yong in Lamphun and Chiang Mai provinces by applying the concepts of identity, nostalgia and invented traditions. The findings revealed that, during the past ten years, there were several groups of Yong individuals attempting to explain the concept of being Yong and to reconstruct the meaning of Yong identity. This attempt was not meant to contest, fight against or negotiate with the state policies. However, it was an identity reconstruction under the contexts of local and tourism trends that the group attempted to revitalize their ethnic culture in order to respond to local promotion and to their identity. It was found that the reconstruction was in the forms of borrowing and assimilation of cultures and beliefs with new interpretations and invention in an attempt to empower their ethnic identity, for instance, academic seminars, publication, or various cultural activities.These were attempts to present their identity and preserve their culture until they were able to use their culture as a tool to negotiate for politics and benefits of the group.

Text Analyst Assaree Mahama Date of Report Jan 15, 2021
TAG Yong, Yong identity, reconstruction, politics of reconstruction, Lamphun, Translator -


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