Phillips, Herbert P.. Thai peasant personality: the patterning of interpersonal behavior in the village of Bang Chan

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Title: Thai peasant personality: the patterning of interpersonal behavior in the village of Bang Chan

Published By: Berkeley and Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California Press, 1966. 14, 231 p.: ill.

By line: by Herbert P. Phillips

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Central Thai (AO07)

Subjects: Internal migration (166); Traditional history (173); History (175); Cereal agriculture (243); Real property (423); Production and supply (433); Ethnic stratification (563); Kin relationships (602); Community (620); Towns (632); External relations (648); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: This excellent study on Thai personality and social interrelationships is based upon ”naturalistic“ observation and interpretation in combination with the use of Sentence Completion Tests. Phillips concludes that Thai personality and social interrelationships are characterized by a pronounced independence of the individual. The conception of the individual person as an independent, self-responsible entity of its own finds its specific ideological expression in Buddhism. However, Phillips emphasizes that Buddhism cannot be considered as the only factor responsible for the formation of the specific Thai personality type. The question of historical developments is not dealt with in this book.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: ao07-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209) and index

Field Date: 1956-1957

Evaluation: Ethnographer-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera ; John Beierle ; 1969-1972

Coverage Date: 1950-1960

Coverage Place: village of Bang Chan, near Bangkok, Thailand

LCSH: Thais

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