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Family Life in a Northern Thai Village: A Study in the Structural Significance of Women Paperback – Jan 31 1980


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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (Jan. 31 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520040449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520040441
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
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Potters study is highly readable and will be of interest to the general public as well as to scholars. -- Asian Student

The dynamic interplay between the structural dominance of women and the ideological dominance of men is vividly brought out, challenging earlier . . . perspectives. -- Population and Development Review

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x99551dec) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
HASH(0x99417ba0) out of 5 stars Helped me understand Lanna culture as it still exists. April 23 2013
By Fred - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book when I bought as a hard copy in the early 1980s. I have bought several copies for friends and loaned my copy numerous times.
I have been married a beautiful northern Thai girl for 38 years. I also have a graduate degree from a well known Thai University. I am therefore familiar with Thailand and Thai culture. Unfortunately, Thais often accept how things are done but not why. There's a need to look beyond what is said and how things exists. This book does a great job doing just that.
As an example, I discussed with my wife that newly married Thai couples moved to the brides home and supported the wife's family. She told me that's old fashion and not modern. But when I looked around her brothers all live next to their wife's family and her sister's all live next to her family. Her father had come from another province, whereas her mother family can trace their village history many generations.
This books has helped me understand and appreciate many everyday things as hey exist in the northern Thailand. Now, I need to master the Lanna Thai language.
HASH(0x98f9654c) out of 5 stars Pathbreaking study of Thai family life Dec 21 2012
By Olympian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a fascinating study of Northern Thai Family Life written in novelistic form for the general reader. It is also of anthropological interest in that it shows how different Thai family life can be when seen from a women-centered point of view. The story centers on one Thai village family and discusses its members, their economic activities, their religious activities, their marriages, and their relations with other kin and villagers. It is of interest to everyone interested in Thailand, to feminists, and to cross-cultural students of family life.
HASH(0x98f96db0) out of 5 stars Five Stars Jan. 31 2016
By Jose M. - Published on Amazon.com
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awesome read! I had to buy the book for my anthropology class, instead of buying it at the school bookstore for way more, I was able to find it for a good price here! It's a story about life as a northern thai family which focuses on the traditions, roles, and customs that were practiced at this time. The author does a good job of showing the perspective of how the family is run from an insider's point of view. I would recommend buying this book!
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By Matthew Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
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Eh, this book didn't pull you in and the author must have a very grey, dusty view of anthro. Nice research on women in SEA, just be sure to have a keen interest in the topic, otherwise this book will make you pass out.


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