Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation

Paperback: $29.00
ISBN-13: 9780824819743
Published: June 1997

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280 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This unusual and intriguing study of nationhood explores the 19th-century confrontation of ideas that transformed the kingdom of Siam into the modern conception of a nation. Siam Mapped challenges much that has been written on Thai history because it demonstrates convincingly that the physical and political definition of Thailand on which other works are based is anachronistic.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Thongchai Winichakul, Author

      Thongchai Winichakul is emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • In telling his story of the encounters ... Thongchai generates a number of remarkably original insights into the dynamics of Siamese/Thai history in the 19th and 20th centuries. With Siam Mapped Thongchai presents an exciting and fertile new approach to the emergence of modern nationhood and nationalism.
      AAS Committee Citation
    • A highly original and important study... A work where theory illumines history equally as history informs theory.
      American Historical Review
    • An excellent and well-researched example of how concepts of the space of a nation change over time and effect how a nation develops.
      Chicago Anthropology Exchange