Show simple item record



Item Description

dc.contributor.advisor Bilmes, Jack en_US
dc.contributor.author DaGrossa, Pamela Stamps en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-16T04:52:51Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-04-16T04:52:51Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation DaGrossa, Pamela S. (2003) The meanings of sex: University students in northeast Thailand. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hawai'i, United States -- Hawaii. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1249 en_US
dc.description.abstract This ethnographic study examines the understanding ofthe concept of sex (pheet) among university students in Mahasarakham province in northeast Thailand. Specifically, it describes different categories of sex and related concepts, meanings associated with each, and how those are communicated through social action. Northeast Thailand has shifted away from an agricultural-based society to a cash-based agro-industrial one. This, combined with the influence of a Bangkok-centered national elite and international globalization, has resulted in an influx of new cultural knowledge and shifting meanings related to sex, some reinforcing each other, others in conflict. Many of these conceptual conflicts are located in tensions between tradition and modernity, local culture and Bangkok culture, and Thai-ness and foreign-ness. At these points oftension, meanings are reinterpreted and recreated. This study relies on a variety of research methods including participant-observation, interviews, and questionnaires, and thus is methodologically situated at a crossroads of qualitative and quantitative traditions. This mixed method approach facilitates a broad understanding ofthe concept of sex, including categories of sex, sex roles, and sex behavior. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.uri https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/592 en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Sex en_US
dc.subject Cultural anthropology en_US
dc.title The meanings of sex: University students in northeast Thailand en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Anthropology en_US
dc.description.degree PhD en_US
dc.date.graduated 2003-12 en_US
local.identifier.callnumber AC1 .H3 no. 4384 en_US

Item File(s)

Description Files Size Format View
Restricted for viewing only uhm_phd_4384_r.pdf 12.93Mb PDF View/Open
For UH users only uhm_phd_4384_uh.pdf 12.93Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics

About