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The Resource Lords of things : the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image, Maurizio Peleggi

Lords of things : the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image, Maurizio Peleggi

Label
Lords of things : the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image
Title
Lords of things
Title remainder
the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Peleggi
Title variation
Fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lords of Things offers a fascinating interpretation of modernity in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Siam by focusing on the novel material possessions and social practices adopted by the royal elite to refashion its self and public image in the early stages of globalization. It examines the westernized modes of consumption and self-presentation, the residential and representational architecture, and the public spectacles appropriated by the Bangkok court not as byproducts of institutional reformation initiated by modernizing sovereigns, but as practices and objects constitutive of the very identity of the royalty as a civilized and civilizing class. Bringing a wealth of new source material into a theoretically informed discussion, Lords of Things will be required reading for historians of Thailand and Southeast Asia scholars generally. It represents a welcome change from previous studies of Siamese modernization that are almost exclusively concerned with the institutional and economic dimensions of the process or with foreign relations, and will appeal greatly to those interested in transnational cultural flows, the culture of colonialism, the invention of tradition, and the relationship between consumption and identity formation in the modern era
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peleggi, Maurizio
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarchy
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • HISTORY
  • Monarchy
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Thailand
  • Vorstenhuizen
  • Beeldvorming
  • Moderniteit
  • Verwestersing
  • Monarchie
  • Politik
  • Imagepolitik
  • Thailand
Label
Lords of things : the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image, Maurizio Peleggi
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Practices. Consumption modes, tastes, and identity of Siam's modernizing elite : changing modes of courtly consumption/westernized tastes, symbolic capital, and social identity/conspicuous consumption and royal absolutism. Presentation and representation of the royal self : refashioning civilization's accoutrements/presenting and representing the modern royal self/the image of Chulalongkorn in Siamese eyes -- Spaces. Suburban playgrounds : urban layout and palatial architecture from the first to the early fifth reign/building the modernizing elite's Bangkok/the suburbanization of courtly life. Field of glory : the absolute monarchy's grand theater Manqu/larger than life -- Spectacles. Refashioning the theater of power : first act/second act/third act/finale. On the world stage : Siam at international exhibitions. At the bazaar of exoticism/"the most despotic country in the civilized world". Bangkok on the Po. Epilogue : monarchy and memory
Control code
ocn605058483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863388
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863388
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p368
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605058483
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Lords of things : the fashioning of the Siamese monarchy's modern image, Maurizio Peleggi
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Practices. Consumption modes, tastes, and identity of Siam's modernizing elite : changing modes of courtly consumption/westernized tastes, symbolic capital, and social identity/conspicuous consumption and royal absolutism. Presentation and representation of the royal self : refashioning civilization's accoutrements/presenting and representing the modern royal self/the image of Chulalongkorn in Siamese eyes -- Spaces. Suburban playgrounds : urban layout and palatial architecture from the first to the early fifth reign/building the modernizing elite's Bangkok/the suburbanization of courtly life. Field of glory : the absolute monarchy's grand theater Manqu/larger than life -- Spectacles. Refashioning the theater of power : first act/second act/third act/finale. On the world stage : Siam at international exhibitions. At the bazaar of exoticism/"the most despotic country in the civilized world". Bangkok on the Po. Epilogue : monarchy and memory
Control code
ocn605058483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863388
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863388
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p368
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605058483
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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