By Michael Herzfeld
Herzfeld argues that even if the citizens of Pom Mahakan have misplaced each criminal conflict town govt has dragged them into, they've got received each public kin contest, highlighting their fight as one opposed to bureaucrats who don't appreciate the age-old values of Thai/Siamese social and cultural order. Such values contain compassion for the terrible and an knowing of city house as deeply embedded in social and formality family members. In a gripping account in their standoff, Herzfeld—who at the same time argues for the significance of activism in scholarship—traces the agile political strategies and forms of the community’s management, utilizing their fight to light up the bigger problems, tensions, and unresolved debates that proceed to roil Thai society to this day.
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