Sisters of Isan displays Isan (the northeastern part of Thailand)’s value and their construction at the beginning of the 20th century together with Thailand as a modern state. The book has recorded the stories of two sisters growing up and working from the countryside to Bangkok. At the same time, the book shows the perspectives of Isan people through their belief, lifestyle, culture, social norm, value and fate. This book covers the changes by over 50 years of Isan workers and Thailand. Hence, beyond two sisters who had shifted from rural to urban landscape, the stories inside reflect how Thai society has come. The struggle is not something Isan people choose, whereas, reading this book may imply the answer. Sisters of Isan is not just a book. This infers lives… the Isan’s lives.
Khon Kaen – The Isaan Record received a message from the United States Library of Congress last week, saying that the Isaan Record website is part of the historical record. It requested that the website’s content be included in the Library’s collection.
The Library of Congress preserves important cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library acquires, catalogs, preserves, and serves collection materials of historical importance to foster education and scholarship, extending to digital materials such as websites. The Library web archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise be lost.
The Library said that in addition to the Isaan Record website, it would also include public content on related sites, such as Facebook and YouTube. The LIbrary of Congress typically makes part of its collection available to the public and the remaining parts available to researchers.
Learn more at: https://www.loc.gov/programs/web-archiving/