Thai South and Malay North: Ethnic Interactions on a Plural Peninsula
The portion of the Malay Peninsula where the Thai Buddhist civilization of Thailand gives way to the Malay Muslim civilization of Malaysia is characterized by multiple forms of pluralism. An appreciation of the long history and varied forms of that pluralism opens up fresh and important perspectives on the violent crisis currently affecting southern Thailand.
Thai South and Malay North brings together research by academic specialists working on this border zone who examine a broad range of issues relating to the turmoil afflicting the region. Drawing on a broad historical perspective, the authors explore religious observances and national identity, the relationship between electoral democracy and separatist violence, and interactions between northern Malaysia and southern Thailand.
Intellectually rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, Thai South and Malay North is the most comprehensive work to date on a part of Southeast Asia whose historical, linguistic, and political complexity has long defied scholarly synthesisâe"essential reading for anyone seeking to understand southern Thailand 's complex past and troubled present.
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A Plural Peninsula
Patani Historiography in Contention
Origins of Malay Muslim Separatism in Southern Thailand
Elections and Political Integration in
National Identity the SamSams of Satun and
The Long March to Peace of the Malayan
Penangs Big Five Families and Southern Siam During
Capital State and Society in the History
Pilgrimage and the Making of Ethnic Identities on
Luang Pho Thuat and the Integration of Patani
The Mobility of Stories and the Expansive Spaces
Southern Thai and Malay Cultural Brotherhood
ChineseMalayThai Interactions and the Making
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