publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2011

Thainess, filmischer Nationalismus und die Theoriebildung zum thailändischen Kino der Gegenwart

Böhler, Natalie;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Thainess, the manifestation and expression of Thai national identity, is a focal issue in Thai culture. It also appears in Thai cinema, in story contents as well as in film form and style. When doing research about the form of contemporary Thai cinema, one comes across a wide range of different theoretical positions, including pure description, embracing of Poststructuralist and Neo-Marxist theory, and criticism of these very positions. Based on the assumption that the choice of theory also means self-positioning, I discuss a point of departure for regional film studies, inquir¬ing into questions of local theorization and alternatives to predominant Western scho...
Subjects
free text keywords: Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 1, Asia and Europe, 950 History of Asia, 180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
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