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Bang Chan
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Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban spread of the Thai capital. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book sums up the major findings of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project that began in 1948. Changes in Bang Chan’s social organization, technology, economy, governance, education, and religion are portrayed in the context of local and national developments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. 1. Departure
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. 2. The Dispensable Ones
  2. pp. 35-59
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  1. 3. Newcomers
  2. pp. 60-73
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  1. 4. Migration
  2. pp. 74-91
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  1. 5. The New Life
  2. pp. 92-120
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  1. 6. Patrons and Their Work
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. 7. Years of Austerity
  2. pp. 143-163
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  1. 8. Transformation Scene
  2. pp. 164-207
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  1. 9. Five Perspectives
  2. pp. 208-238
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  1. Appendix A. Schooling of Bang Chan population by age and sex, 1953
  2. p. 239
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  1. Appendix D. Religious affiliation and experience of Bang Chan males, by age group, 1949
  2. p. 242
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  1. Appendix E. Price range of padi, land, and land rent in Bang Chan, 1880–1953
  2. pp. 243-244
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 245-252
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-306
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 307-314
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