Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation

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This unusual and intriguing study of nationhood explores the nineteenth-century confrontation of ideas that transformed the kingdom of Siam into the modern conception of a nation. Fundamental to the author's analysis is the assumption that notions of national identity are discursively constructed and therefore are subject to change. Here, modern Thailand is viewed as its territory and related values and practices, or what the author terms its "geo-body." Thongchai Winichakul's compelling narrative explores the emergence of ...

Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation 1994, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824819743

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