This multiauthor volume provides fresh ways of looking at community movements and social actors in Thailand and beyond. The chapters cover a range of movements, from personal and social development based on Buddhist principles to community movements centered on other religious, spiritual, and traditional practices.
Charles Higham and Rachanie Thosarat interweave text and color illustrations, many previously unpublished, to trace the development of early Thai societies, from the early hunter-gatherers of the inland forest and the coastal waters to the glittering civilization of Sukhothai.
Thai society nation, religion, and monarchy form the basis for organising an understanding of the development of Thai cinematic tradition. The historical, or current, development of Thai National Cinema must accommodate the pervasive role that these three principal forms of national identity play in formulating Thai society, culture, and politics.