Tracks and traces: Thailand and the work of Andrew Turton
Edited by PHILIP HIRSCH and NICHOLAS TAPP
Amsterdam University Press, 2010. Pp. 159. Photographs, Figures, Tables.
Tracks and traces is an attempt to reread the work of Andrew Turton in light of the changing context of Thai politics and society of (and in which) he wrote, and in terms of how this reading may be applied to Thailand today. Many of the chapters are concerned with recent Thai history (especially politics) and contain the various authors' reflections on Thai studies literature. This makes for interesting reading because, although the events and literature described will be familiar to most of the target audience, the chapters are brief, often polemical and highly readable. Each provides a succinct example of …