Village Vignettes: Portraits Of A Thai Village by Michael SmithiesVillage Vignettes: Portraits Of A Thai Village by Michael Smithies

Village Vignettes: Portraits Of A Thai Village

byMichael Smithies

Paperback | August 9, 2006

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This series-of. "portraits" of the people who comprise the mosaic of a typical northeastern Thai village 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 celebrations, 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 just such a village as he describes, is an image of the constant struggle between traditional village values and the often disruptive influences of modern technology and mores.
Title:Village Vignettes: Portraits Of A Thai VillageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 9, 2006Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9745240311

ISBN - 13:9789745240315