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The Resource Royal capitalism : wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam

Royal capitalism : wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam

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Royal capitalism : wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand
Title
Royal capitalism
Title remainder
wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Puangchon Unchanam
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Language
eng
Summary
"Classical theorists once predicted that monarchy must eventually give way to capitalism. But is monarchy really dead--an archaic institution from the feudal past? In Royal Capitalism: The Monarchy, Wealth, and Social Classes in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam examines one particularly successful monarchy: that of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX, whose seven-decade reign not only survived but thrived amid the country's transition to industrial capitalism. Indeed, the Thai crown's active role in national politics, the market economy, and popular culture has made it not only the dominant institution in the kingdom, but also the wealthiest monarchy in the world today. Tracing Rama IX's reign (1946-2016), Puangchon shows how the Thai crown was transformed into a 'bourgeois monarchy,' distinctive in several key ways. Rather than representing only royal and religious values, the monarchy rebranded itself by embracing the traditional middle-class ethic of hard work, frugality, and self-sufficiency. Rather than only relying upon coercion, the crown sought political legitimacy. And rather than simply controlling national assets, the crown became the country's major broker, connecting business elites, patronizing their industries, and partnering with giant corporations. Thanks to these distinctive features that it has recently embodied, the Thai monarchy enjoys hegemonic status in the capitalist state, preeminent status in the market, and popular support from the urban bourgeoisie"--
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contains biographical information
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WU/DLC
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Unchanam, Puangchon,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies
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  • Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Monarchy
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Monarchy
  • Thailand
Label
Royal capitalism : wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1105745466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780299326005
Lccn
2019008293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029762124
System control number
(OCoLC)1105745466
Label
Royal capitalism : wealth, class, and monarchy in Thailand, Puangchon Unchanam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1105745466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780299326005
Lccn
2019008293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029762124
System control number
(OCoLC)1105745466

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