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Ref ID: 20024
Ref Type: Book
Authors: Keyes, Charles F.
Title: Finding their voice: northeastern villagers and the Thai state
Date: 2014
Place of Publication: Seattle
Chiang Mai
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Notes: Description: This book traces the evolution of the rural, Lao-speaking people of northeastern Thailand, now over a third of the nation’s population, from a traditional peasantry into “cosmopolitan” villagers who are actively shaping Thai politics. The electoral successes of the Thai Rak Thai/Pheu Thai Party in the early twenty-first century and the strong support given to the Red-Shirt movement appear to have finally given the cosmopolitan villagers of northeastern Thailand a continuing voice in the nation’s political process.
Date Created: 2/24/2014
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