alexa An Investigation into the Inevitable Nature of Culture Change within Tribal Societies in Northern Thailand: Case Study of the Akha Community in Mehmon Village| Abstract

ISSN 2332-0915

Anthropology

  • Research Article   
  • Anthropol 2014, Vol 2(3): 125
  • DOI: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000125

An Investigation into the Inevitable Nature of Culture Change within Tribal Societies in Northern Thailand: Case Study of the Akha Community in Mehmon Village

Soon Ling Wei Nathaniel*
Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 101 Woodruff Circle, Woodruff Memorial Research Building Suite 617, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Emory University, USA
*Corresponding Author : Soon Ling Wei Nathaniel, Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 101 Woodruff Circle Woodruff Memorial Research Building Suite 617, Atlanta Georgia 30322 Emory University, USA, Tel: +1 404-727-6123, Fax: +1 313 577 9564, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 05, 2014 / Accepted Date: Mar 11, 2014 / Published Date: Mar 18, 2014

Abstract

This paper seeks to understand “culture”, its definition, associated theories and most importantly, the notion of change. By using the Akha community in Mehmon village (Northern Thailand) as a case study, the author hopes to seek out areas where culture change has occurred, the effects of such change and most importantly, the reasons for change to occur specifically in tribal societies and in general societies as well.

Keywords: Northern Thailand Hill tribes; Akha (italics); Culture change; Globalization; Tribal societies

Citation: Nathaniel SWL (2014) An Investigation into the Inevitable Nature of Culture Change within Tribal Societies in Northern Thailand: Case Study of the Akha Community in Mehmon Village. Anthropol 2: 125. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000125

Copyright: ©2014 Nathaniel SLW. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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