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The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand$
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Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622091214

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Allure of Ambiguity: The “West” and the Making of Thai Identities

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The Ambiguous Allure of the West
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Rachel Harrison

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0001

This introductory chapter investigates the ways of drawing Siam/Thailand into potential comparative debate with a broader, global field via an engagement with postcolonial thought. It examines the issues at play in the ambiguous allure that the West has generated for Siam/Thailand in the development of new cultural identities post-1850.

Keywords:   Siam/Thailand, postcolonial thought, ambiguous allure, West, cultural identities

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