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'Modernity' and 'Tradition' in 'Thailand'

This paper examines the terms 'modernity' and 'tradition' as an ideal-typical pair and shows how they are typically misused as descriptive terms. It discusses the transformation of these terms' use from one of description to one of prescription as they are adopted by 'developing' nations.... Full description

1st Person: Rhum, Michael R.
Source: in Modern Asian studies Vol. 30, No. 2 (1996), p. 325-355
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1996
Keywords: research-article
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