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Village Vignettes: Portraits of a Thai Village [Paperback]

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A series of "portraits" of the people who comprise the mosaic of a typical north-eastern Thai village, this text describes such characters as "the half-Chinese", "the fortune teller", "Miss cotton bud", "native entrepreneur" and "bar boy". Interspersed between these portraits are "themes", such as gambling, Songkran, electricity and noise, providing an informative overview of the background, activities and infrastructure of village life. The sum of these vignettes, based on the author's keen observations while living in the village, is an image of the constant struggle between traditional village values and the often disruptive influences of modern technology and mores.

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Format: Illustrated
Studio: Orchid Press
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 9, 2006
Publisher   Orchid Press
ISBN  9745240311  
ISBN13  9789745240315  

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5Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
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