Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon
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232pp. October 2002
Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon
Author: Cate, Sandra;
Sandra Cate's pioneering ethnography of art-making at Wat Buddhapadipa, a Thai Buddhist temple in Wimbledon, England, explores contemporary art at the crossroads of identity, authority, and value. Between 1984 and 1992, twenty-six young Thai artists paint
"Meticulous and revealing ... A remarkable book that deserves a place in any course on Southeast Asian art or on the unfolding processes of globalization in contemporary Southeast Asia" --Journal of Asian Studies, May 2005

With this study the au

Author: Cate, Sandra;
Sandra Cate teaches anthropology at San Jose State University. She is a co-editor of Converging Interests: Travelers, Traders, and Tourists in Southeast Asia.
Download and read chapter 2: "Long-distance merit-making" (230K PDF).



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