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Subject Kui,production system,social development,adjustment,Surin
Author Nophawan Siriwetchakun
Title Information and social development: Production system and adjustment toward fundamental problems on earning a living of the Kui ethnic group at Ta Klang Village, Tha Toom District, Surin Province
Document Type Research Paper Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Kui, Kuy, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
Location of
Documents
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 140 Year 1998
Source Office of the National Cultural Commission, Ministry of Education
Abstract

The Kui ethnic group originally migrated from the southern region of Laos to the lower part of the northeastern region of Thailand during the reign of King Narai the Great. The ethnic group was famous for elephant raising and training, particularly those living in Surin Province. The Kui at Ta Klang Village migrated to the province from the late Ayuthaya Period to the Thonburi Period, and there had been continuous social development. However, when the state prohibited wild animal hunting, including elephants, traditions and beliefs related to elephant hunting were affected, because elephant hunting for this ethnic group was an indicator of social status and personal capabilities. Nowadays, elephants are brought to roam in Bangkok, since community forests have been turned into commercial cash crop plantations for investors, bringing about various social and economic domino effects. The ethnic group perceives elephants not only as their pets but as an entity which is a part of their lives. An elephant is fundamentally perceived as a cultural heritage, an asset, and a family member.

Text Analyst Suwit Lertwimonsak Date of Report Aug. 18, 2014
TAG Kui, production system, social development, adjustment, Surin, Translator -
 
 

 

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