It’s a cliche to say that a given country is at a “crossroad,” but in this case Thailand really is. Do the elders have the wisdom to hear what the younger is demanding and negotiate a very different kind of future for the country?
The use of violence against protesters has a direct effect on the media who’s reporting in the area where the demonstration was dispersed. So the Isaan Record condemns the use of violence and the arrest of a Prachatai reporter.
The Isaan RecordOctober 17, 2020
In this final part of our series on the mia farang phenomenon in Isaan, we capture some of the comments and feedback we received from Thai and foreign readers. Themes raised by our readers included attitudes towards Isaan women and men, and questions about equality, social mobility, racism and the position of Isaan within the Thai state.
The Isaan RecordSeptember 29, 2020
Thailand’s female marriage migrants often shoulder a double burden as unpaid caregivers for their families and paid workers in the care sector of their destination countries. Academic Patcharin Lapanun takes a look at the complex links of transnational marriages, migration and global care work.
พัชรินทร์ ลาภานันท์September 18, 2020
How to satisfy your craving for some fried rice-field frogs in the UK or feed your relatives in Thailand seasonal red ants eggs when you’re thousands of miles away? Through online communities, Thai women living abroad have found creative ways to still their hunger for a taste of home and take care for their families back in Thailand through food deliveries.
ศิวกร ราชชมภูSeptember 17, 2020
Anthropologist Sine Plambech argues against the common perception of Isaan migrant women as victims or “gold diggers”.
The Isaan RecordSeptember 2, 2020
Anthropologist Patcharin Lapanan writes about how Isaan women who marry foreigners navigate a complex web of culture, love, money, and obligation.
พัชรินทร์ ลาภานันท์August 31, 2020
Pattawee Chotanan looks at the government’s approach to curb and suppress the youth-led pro-democracy protests.
Patawee ChotananAugust 28, 2020
Marrying upwards the social ladder is nothing new in Thai society. Why,then, do rural Isaan women bear the brunt of criticism when they marry foreigners? Anthropologist Sirijit Sunanta analyzes the stigma placed on the mia farang.