|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Benedict R. O'G. Anderson is the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government, and Asian Studies at Cornell University. His works include Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Violence and the State in Suharto's Indonesia, and The Spectre of Comparisons: Nationalism, Southeast Asia, and the World.
Tamara Loos is Associate Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of Subject Siam: Family, Law, and Colonial Modernity in Thailand and Bones around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur, both from Cornell.
Table of Contents
Author's Preface vii
Life Commitments: Ben Anderson's Scholarship on Thailand Tamara Loos 1
Studies of the Thai State: The State of Thai Studies 15
Withdrawal Symptoms: Social and Cultural Aspects of the October 6 Coup 47
Introduction to In the Mirror 77
Murder and Progress in Modern Siam 101
Radicalism after Communism in Thailand and Indonesia 117
Two Unsendable Letters 129
The Strange Story of a Strange Beast: Receptions in Thailand of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Sat pralaat 131
Billboards, Statues, T-shirts: Revolving Ironies 147
Mundane History / Jao nok krajok 157
What People are Saying About This
"Benedict R. O'G. Anderson often sees a Thailand that others do not. He makes observations and asks questions that are unexpected, unsettling, and disturbing to those of us who study Thailand. His writings in this book not only are about Thai politics and society since the 1960s to the present day, they also exemplify the art of questioning and of introducing puzzlements that often get into my head and refuse to leave, causing me headaches for years."