New Zealand International Review, Vol. 37, Issue nr. 5, September 2012

"McCargo notes that any discussion of autonomy in Thailand is a major challenge to that country’s narrative of a homogenous country under the benevolent rule of a monarchy that saved Thailand from colonisation, and is immediately conflated in the Thai language with separatism (rendered in Thai as ‘tearing apart the land’; also the title of McCargo’s 2008 book publis

"McCargo notes that any discussion of autonomy in Thailand is a major challenge to that country’s narrative of a homogenous country under the benevolent rule of a monarchy that saved Thailand from colonisation, and is immediately conflated in the Thai language with separatism (rendered in Thai as ‘tearing apart the land’; also the title of McCargo’s 2008 book published by Cornell University, which is a highly recommended companion text to the one under review).

Mapping National Anxieties challenges a number of popular impressions of Thailand.

…McCargo’s extensive fieldwork in southern Thailand, and his astute reading of broader Thai politics, makes him required reading on this subject."

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