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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai
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    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
    Mowakee Chaingmai
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    Salak Yom Festival
    Pratupha Temple
    Lumphun
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    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand
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    Enjoy!

    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson
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    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi
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    Thread

    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village
    Chaingrai
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    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai

    Maehongsorn
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    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village
    Kanchanaburi
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    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo

    Kanchanaburi
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    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys
    Maehongsorn

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    Boys are ordained as novice monks
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     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 
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    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism
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    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand
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    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang
    Maehongson
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    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
    Chiangrai
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    Smile in problems
    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
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Subject Phuan, Lao Phuan, Tai Phuan, settlement, socio-economic conditions, adjustment, Lop Buri
Author Smuckarn, Snit and Breazeale, Kannon
Title Culture in Search of Survival: The Phuan of Thailand and Laos
Document Type Book Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Phuan, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Tai
Location of
Documents
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 262 Year 1988
Source Yale University, Southeast Asia Studies, New Haven, Connecticut
Abstract

The book investigates cultural changes of the ethnic Phuan in the Central Plains of Thailand. The objective of the study was to politically survey the Phuan’s population movements, settlements, and their adjustment to the Thai socio-economic conditions. The author collected textual data to obtain an historical overview of the ethnic group and field data at Ban Mee District. Lop Buri Province, to understand their current socio-cultural conditions. The assimilation concept was used to explain their cultural changes. It is concluded from the study that changes from a subsistence economy to a money-oriented economy obligated the ethnic group to adjust their livelihood from subsistent rice cultivation to commercial rice cultivation. The focus was more on productivity rather than sufficiency and rice cultivation-related debts accumulated. Many turned to better paid jobs than rice cultivation. However, the changes enabled them to pay more interest in maintaining and preserving their ethnic culture.

Text Analyst Athita Suntharothok Date of Report Mar 09, 2005
TAG Phuan, Lao Phuan, Tai Phuan, settlement, socio-economic conditions, adjustment, Lop Buri, Translator -
 
 

 

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