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

By: Matti Sarmela

.... For this volume, has in turn translated the interviews from Finnish into English. In selecting villagers' accounts, I have attempted to include diff... ...sk and purposeful way has dealt with the task of translating the book into English. This book is dedicated to my wife, Leena. Helsinki, 15 December 20... ... houses, nor paintings - the walls are hung with pictures of the king, pop singers and film stars, and calendars, but some have acquired carved teak p... ...vely to men. Women have done sewing and handicrafts, but tailors are often male, as was the case in Finnish villages; today, young men are already see... ...one voice, the children learn the alphabet, the multiplication tables, the English language; children's happy choral singing and speech echoes from sc... ... Ordinary Thai faces are only seen occasionally on TV news. Neither do pop singers on TV sing like people in Thailand used to sing. Their voices do no... ...le is tending towards the Western. Pop stars sing in the same style as pop singers on all the world's televisions. In Thailand, lightening shampoos, l... ...ar, the groom on the bride's right. Each has their assistants, the groom a male best man, the bride one or two bridesmaids, who take charge of the mon... ...on, to deliver him a Songkran greeting. This ceremony was deemed to be too male-oriented, and a new celebratory tradition was created to better reflec...

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