Charles F. Keyes Field Notes, Thailand: 1963-05 (May 1963), Mahasarakham.
Keyes, Charles F.
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Charles F. Keyes, Field Notebooks, Thailand: May 1963. Field notes in this document were primarily written in Ban Nong Tun (village), Amphoe Muang, Mahasarakham Province (Changwat Maha Sarakham), Thailand. This document is preceded by field notes written in Mahasarakham in April 1963 and is followed by notes written in Mahasarakham in June 1963. Topics: Wedding Preparations; School Opening; Meeting of Headmen; Weddings; Preparations for Wedding; Feeding of Priests; Food and Drink; Raid by Police; Wedding of Čhan Thapsuri; Miscellaneous Asides; Wedding of Samai Čhanthamontrī (m.) and Tôngyū Somphithak (f.); Police and Village; Children; Village Census; Preparations for Tham Bun Ceremony; Making of Bangsakun; Monetary Gifts; Making of Hô Pasāt Phüng; Other Preparations; Food; Miscellaneous; Death of Man in Khum BKN; Celebration of National Holiday; Cost of the Wedding; Môlam Mū Performance; Nôi; Tham Bun Ceremony; Lao Book; Liang Bān Ceremony; Ordination of New Priests; Trip to Bangkok; Letter to Dr. Millard Long, Kasetsart University about Village Survey: 1. Nonintroduction of an age variable, 2. Fertilizer, 3. Rice yields, 4. Rice yield vs. number of rai planted; Môlam and the "great tradition" of the Northeast; Return to Bān Nông Tün.