Professional Stranger by Niels Mulder
Doing Thailand During its Most Violent Decade: A Field Diary
Professional Stranger relates the adventure of doing anthropology in an unruly period, whose events sometimes affected the research. The story is basically concerned with the process of coming to grips with the logic of Thai life, such as formally recorded in Everyday Life in Thailand; An Interpretation and Inside Thai Society. The present narrative, however, links the insights gained directly to raw data and experiences, and so provides light-hearted and serious reading at the same time.
'Niels Mulder has the rare ability to be both scholarly and entertaining.' - Ian Burma
'A devastatingly honest account of experiences we all share and mostly gloss over.' - Graham Fordham
'Doing Thailand is worth every satang you pay. It's an eye-opener.' - John Cadet
210 pages, 16 pp. illus
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