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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Phillips, Herbert P.
Thai peasant personality: the patterning of interpersonal
behavior in the village of Bang Chan
Published By: Original publisher
Berkeley and Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California
Press. 1966. 14, 231 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Herbert P. Phillips
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Central Thai (AO07)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Internal migration (166);
Traditional history (173);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Real property (423);
Production and supply (433);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Kin relationships (602);
External relations (648);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sigrid Khera ; John Beierle ; 1969-1972
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
village of Bang Chan, near Bangkok,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings