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Laws of Destiny Never Disappear : Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World

By: Matti Sarmela

... Translation © Annira Silver Original book: Matti Sarmela, Kohtalon lait eivät katoa. Elämää Pohjois-Thaimaan kylissä. ... ...hor. However, the name of the author must always be clearly indicated. Matti Sarmela Layout Hemmo Vattulainen Helsink... ... Matti Sarmela LAWS OF DESTINY ... ...nvironment 94 * Phii and souls of the kinship group 96 * Supernatural forces in nature 98 Between two worlds 99 Village sorcerers 99 * Mediu... ...and in international competition, national economies have been continually forced to grow and centralize; the basic technological and cultural model o... ..., have witnessed the greatest structural change of mankind. They have been forced to destroy the culture in which they grew up. The people of this boo... ...om modern development is necessary, as only technological development will lift villages from poverty and backwardness.Agricultural modernization has ... ... robes or towels, for all monks that are present. After that the coffin is lifted on the pyre and the relatives walk around the coffin three times. I ... ...fron robe. Then the body is taken to the cremation place and the coffin is lifted on top of the wood and kindling. The timber is sprinkled with some k...

...ge Buddhism. The author draws surprising parallels between the worldviews of peoples of Thailand and Finland, the past and future of local cultures. Matti Sarmela started collecting material on Northern Thailand in 1972. Based on a longitudinal field study, he wrote his description of three villages in Lampang Province, and the changes in villagers' lives over three decad...

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