LEVEL 3: Fieldwork Hua Khaw Daeng 1995 - 1996, Explanations


Nit and Mike did fieldwork in a Muslim fishing village in far Southern Thailand from 1995 to 1996, a total of about nine or ten months. The village is called "Hua Khaw Daeng" which means "head of red mountain". I give the real name because it is an important well-known place whose identity would be hard to hide, the people there treated us very well, we liked the people there, the people need help, and I hope any good publicity will help them. Nit and I published one article based on the fieldwork, which appeared in an edited book. I assume that article is now in public domain, so I include a link to it below, and the citation. Offering the article here now could only help sales of the book, and so I assume I cause no harm in offering the article here now. The editor of the book and Mike differed in emphasis. He stressed the role of the state in screwing up common property management while I stressed the role of local people both in making resource management work and in screwing it up.

Polioudakis, Emanuel; and Polioudakis, Nitaya. Resource Management, Social Class, and the State at a Muslim Fishing Village in Southern Thailand. In: Durrenberger, E. Paul; and King, Thomas D. (editors), State and Community in Fisheries Management, Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, pp. 85-102.