Year published :2007

Pages :80 pp.

Size :14x21 cm.

ISBN: 9789749511060

Sexual Culture Among Young Migrant Muslims In Bangkok

by Silkworm Books

Amporn Marddent

Sexual Culture among Young Migrant Muslims in Bangkok examines the dynamics of Islamic discourse on sexuality and young Thai Muslims’ interactions with modern urban Thai culture. Focusing on Ramkhamhaeng, a Muslim community in Bangkok, the study vividly illustrates young Thai Muslims’ struggles to reconcile their traditional religious beliefs with the surrounding manifestations of modernization, globalization, consumerism, changing sexual mores, and gay rights.

Amporn Marddent is a lecturer in the cultural studies program at the Institute of Liberal Arts, Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. She earned a master’s degree in comparative religion at Mahidol University in Bangkok in 2001, where she conducted research on a range of gender and sexuality research projects at the Center for Health Policy Studies (CHPS).