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Laws of Destiny Never Disappear : Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World

By: Matti Sarmela

... Translation © Annira Silver Original book: Matti Sarmela, Kohtalon lait eivät katoa. Elämää Pohjois-Thaimaan kylissä. ... ... Translation © Annira Silver Original book: Matti Sarmela, Kohtalon lait eivät katoa. Elämää Pohjois-Thaimaan kylissä. Publ... ...hor. However, the name of the author must always be clearly indicated. Matti Sarmela Layout Hemmo Vattulainen Helsink... ...ew places at regular intervals, the walls of houses were woven from bamboo strips. Such bamboo houses still exist in forest villages, including Ban Do... ...s to use genetic modification to produce and patent a variety suitable for American conditions. Potential cultivation of Jasmine rice by American supe... ...ive you money for the cremation ceremony. The coffin was woven from bamboo strips and not from timber, boards, like today. And it wasn't always possib... ...ted in reading and have literature in their homes other than magazines and comics. In the 1970s, the villages of this book housed scarcely anybody who... ... produced, and they have rather tended to be TV serials; cinemas show many American movies as is the case elsewhere in Asia. From citizen to gl... ...eferred to the birth legend with figures of executioners with swords and a comical-looking Prince of Lampang, who also got his come-uppance according ...

...ge Buddhism. The author draws surprising parallels between the worldviews of peoples of Thailand and Finland, the past and future of local cultures. Matti Sarmela started collecting material on Northern Thailand in 1972. Based on a longitudinal field study, he wrote his description of three villages in Lampang Province, and the changes in villagers' lives over three decad...

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