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Thailand in the Cold War.

By: Phillips, Matthew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (235 p.).ISBN: 9781317704089.Subject(s): Cold War | Popular culture -- Thailand -- History -- 20th century | Thailand -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1988 | Thailand -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- ThailandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thailand in the Cold WarDDC classification: 327.593009/045 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgement -- Explanatory notes -- Introduction -- National assertion and the Cold War in Southeast Asia: Thailand's case -- The emergence of a self-aware 'national' community -- Thai distinctiveness and US imperialism -- Structure of this book -- Notes -- 1. 'A theatre with two stages': Jim Thompson's Thailand -- Imagining an age of abundance -- American national character in a climate of victory -- Thailand: Oasis on a Troubled Continent
Adorning progress with morality: Thai silk as a global commodity -- Thompson's Thailand: a theatre with two stages -- Notes -- 2. In and out of Vogue: dressing for progress before and after 1945 -- Consumed by progress: nation building following the 1932 revolution -- Dress and development in the 'new' Thai nation -- Dressing for war, imagining the future. -- Dress and Bangkok's post-war media: chasing elusive abundance -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 3. If not 'Great', then what? Rethinking Thainess in post-war Bangkok -- Thai culture and behaviour
Culture, politics and 'American friends' in post-war Bangkok -- Kukrit Pramoj and the 'democratisation' of Thainess -- 'The fields are full of rice': area studies and the re-thinking of Thainess -- Re-consuming Thainess -- Notes -- 4. Cultural spectacle, political authority and the subversion of Thai modernity -- State spectacle from World War to Cold War -- US psychological strategy and the search for an alternative politics -- Phibun and the twenty-fifth Buddhist Centennial -- Representing disunity -- Notes -- 5. The Tourist Organisation of Thailand and Cold War propaganda
The ideological location of Thai culture and the Sarit revolution -- The Tourist Organisation of Thailand and Cold War ideology -- Tourism and global culture -- Free world citizenship and cultural representation -- Trips into Thainess -- An uneasy development -- Notes -- 6. It's a small world after all: Thailand's integration into free world culture -- Marking integration: the world tour of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit -- Thai cosmopolitanism and the free world -- Victory on the world stage -- The ghost of the 'good' American -- Notes -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgement -- Explanatory notes -- Introduction -- National assertion and the Cold War in Southeast Asia: Thailand's case -- The emergence of a self-aware 'national' community -- Thai distinctiveness and US imperialism -- Structure of this book -- Notes -- 1. 'A theatre with two stages': Jim Thompson's Thailand -- Imagining an age of abundance -- American national character in a climate of victory -- Thailand: Oasis on a Troubled Continent

Adorning progress with morality: Thai silk as a global commodity -- Thompson's Thailand: a theatre with two stages -- Notes -- 2. In and out of Vogue: dressing for progress before and after 1945 -- Consumed by progress: nation building following the 1932 revolution -- Dress and development in the 'new' Thai nation -- Dressing for war, imagining the future. -- Dress and Bangkok's post-war media: chasing elusive abundance -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 3. If not 'Great', then what? Rethinking Thainess in post-war Bangkok -- Thai culture and behaviour

Culture, politics and 'American friends' in post-war Bangkok -- Kukrit Pramoj and the 'democratisation' of Thainess -- 'The fields are full of rice': area studies and the re-thinking of Thainess -- Re-consuming Thainess -- Notes -- 4. Cultural spectacle, political authority and the subversion of Thai modernity -- State spectacle from World War to Cold War -- US psychological strategy and the search for an alternative politics -- Phibun and the twenty-fifth Buddhist Centennial -- Representing disunity -- Notes -- 5. The Tourist Organisation of Thailand and Cold War propaganda

The ideological location of Thai culture and the Sarit revolution -- The Tourist Organisation of Thailand and Cold War ideology -- Tourism and global culture -- Free world citizenship and cultural representation -- Trips into Thainess -- An uneasy development -- Notes -- 6. It's a small world after all: Thailand's integration into free world culture -- Marking integration: the world tour of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit -- Thai cosmopolitanism and the free world -- Victory on the world stage -- The ghost of the 'good' American -- Notes -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

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<p>Matthew Phillips is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University, UK</p>

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