Charles F. Keyes Field Notes, Thailand: 1963-12 (December 1963), Mahasarakham.
Keyes, Charles F.
ชารลส์ เอฟ. ไคส์
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Charles F. Keyes, Field Notebooks, Thailand: December 1963. Field notes in this document were primarily written in Ban Nong Tun (village), Amphoe Muang, Mahasarakham Province (Changwat Maha Sarakham), Thailand, although the first and last days of the month were spent in other locations. This document is preceded by field notes written in Mahasarakham in November 1963 and is followed by notes written in Mahasarakham in January 1964. Topics: Trip to Nōng Sūng, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Thāt Phanom and B. Renū Nakhôn; Return to Mahasarakham; Religion; Inheritance and Kinship Patterns; Thaokāē (เฒ่าแก่); Sponsorship of Marriage; Ceremony for King's Birthday; Thēwārūp at Sala Klang; Yô Village; Surin Elephants; Informality of Village Priests; Rice Cycle; Death; Miscellaneous; Clothing and National Influences; Making a Water Basket; Nôi; Funeral Customs; Death of Prime Minister; Customs Related to Death; The Wake; Tham bun for the Dead; Collecting of Bones; The Graveyard; Attitudes Toward Government and Knowledge of Outside World; Entertainment: Building and Flying a Kite; Miscellaneous Customs; Farm Labor; Wealth and Status Within Village; Marriage and Inheritance; Bun Cut Prathīp; Mr. Ngao's Granary; Attitudes Toward the Headman; Village Blacksmiths; Building a New Granary; Travel to Bangkok and Back to Mahasarakham; Interview with Bunchuai Attakorn, Lord Mayor, Mahasarakham; Bunchuai Attakorn - System of Choosing a New Cao müang; Mahasarakham; Preferential First Cousin Marriage among Elite; Tribute and Declaring of Obeisance to King; Markets in Mahasarakham; Travel to Bangkok.