Thailand in the Cold War (Routledge Studies in the Modern by Matthew Phillips PDF

By Matthew Phillips

Thailand’s place in the course of the chilly warfare was once ambiguous: the country’s political management was once very willing to take care of the country’s independence at the global degree, but while used to be frightened to set up the country’s credentials as staunchly anti-communist. despite the fact that, as this booklet argues, Thailand, notwithstanding by no means officially a shopper kingdom of the USA, was once very heavily embedded within the Western camp throughout the dedication of Thailand’s cosmopolitan city groups to constructing a latest, consumerist way of life. contemplating pop culture, together with movie, literature, type, tourism and attitudes in the direction of Buddhism, the e-book indicates how an ideology of consumerism and integration right into a "free global" tradition targeted within the usa steadily took carry and have become firmly tested, and the way this pop culture and beliefs used to be basic in choosing Thailand’s overseas political alignment.

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