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The Resource Thailand in the Cold War, matthew Phillips

Thailand in the Cold War, matthew Phillips

Label
Thailand in the Cold War
Title
Thailand in the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
matthew Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thailand's position during the Cold War was ambiguous: the country's political leadership was very keen to maintain the country's independence on the world stage, yet at the same time was anxious to establish the country's credentials as staunchly anti-communist. However, as this book argues, Thailand, though never formally a client state of the United States, was very closely embedded in the Western camp through the commitment of Thailand's cosmopolitan urban communities to developing a modern, consumerist lifestyle. Considering popular culture, including film, literature, fashion, tourism and attitudes towards Buddhism, the book shows how an ideology of consumerism and integration into a "free world" culture centred in the United States gradually took hold and became firmly established, and how this popular culture and ideology was fundamental in determining Thailand's international political alignment"--
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Phillips, Matthew
Dewey number
327.593009/045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
Series volume
110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • Thailand
  • Popular culture
  • Cold War
Label
Thailand in the Cold War, matthew Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"A theatre with two stages" : Jim Thompson's Thailand -- In and out of vogue : dressing for progress before and after 1945 -- If not "great," then what? : rethinking Thainess in post-war Bangkok -- Cultural spectacle, political authority and the subversion of Thai modernity -- The Tourist Organization of Thailand and Cold War propaganda -- It's a small world after all : Thailand's integration into free world culture
Control code
ocn921888928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317704065
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921888928
Label
Thailand in the Cold War, matthew Phillips
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"A theatre with two stages" : Jim Thompson's Thailand -- In and out of vogue : dressing for progress before and after 1945 -- If not "great," then what? : rethinking Thainess in post-war Bangkok -- Cultural spectacle, political authority and the subversion of Thai modernity -- The Tourist Organization of Thailand and Cold War propaganda -- It's a small world after all : Thailand's integration into free world culture
Control code
ocn921888928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317704065
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921888928

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