Hanks, Lucien Mason, Jr., 1910-. Merit and power in the Thai social order

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Title: Merit and power in the Thai social order

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 64

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 64 Menasha, Wisconsin: American Anthropological Society, 1962. 1247-1261 p.

By line: by Lucien M. Hanks, Jr.

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

Culture: Central Thai (AO07)

Subjects: Social personality (156); Status, role, and prestige (554); Social relationships and groups (571); Prayers and sacrifices (782);

Abstract: This article provides a general discussion of Thai conceptions of “merit” and “power”, considered in relation to the more general scheme which is informed by what Hanks refers to as a “magico-animist” cosmology. Some insight is given into the nature of Thai interpersonal relations, notions of social structure and social coherence, and the Thai concept of person.

Document Number: 28

Document ID: ao07-028

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 1259)

Field Date: 1948-1957

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Psychologist-5

Analyst: M.A. Marcus ; 1985

Coverage Date: 1948-1957

Coverage Place: Bang Chan and Thailand in general

LCSH: Thais


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