Hanks, Lucien M. (Lucien Mason), 1910-. Merit and power in the Thai social order

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Merit and power in the Thai social order

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist -- Vol. 64

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Lucien M. Hanks, Jr.

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

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ao07-028

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 1259)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1948-1957

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 Ethnologist, Psychologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. M.A. Marcus ; 1984

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1948-1957

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Bang Chan and Thailand in general

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Thais

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