Priyanka Amin

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Russell, Susan D.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Legacy Department



Thailand's social behaviors such as gender relations have played a significant part in its culture. Therefore, studying this topic is an essential factor in understanding the rise of its society and civilization. Researching about the Thai culture and social system is a unique experience of its own due to the country's wide-ranging diversity of traditions and rituals. The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between social behaviors and views, and how these views impacted the role of men and women. The study was limited to examining the changing status of men and women influenced by factors such as religion, family organization, politics, and prostitution of women. This research was done to promote the importance of Thai culture and views. This subject was studies through publications, articles, and personal experiences. As exploring this topic, I discovered that gender relations have been evolving over a period of time and are still continuing to change. They have certainly created a set place or status for men and women in the public eye; however, these set places are modifying as well in the modern times. This topic is very significant, because it supports the extensive research done in Southeast Asian Studies and analysis comparing Western and Eastern cultures.


21 pages




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