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A masters thesis examining the integration process for Akha hill tribe people in the province of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand. The researcher explored primarily socio-political and religious factors that affect the process of integration into the majority Thai society. The findings revealed that there are important political factors that hinder integration, particularly issues related to citizenship and legal rights. Secondly, the study found a high degree of prejudice from ethnic Thai people towards tribal people. Finally, the study revealed that religious factors also have great impacts on the integration process. Practicing tribal religion and not the dominant Buddhist religion creates fractions between ethnic Thai people and tribal people. Christian activities have given many tribal children the opportunity to obtain good education, which was found to be a key factor for acceptance and enhanced integration of tribal people into Thai society.

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ရေးသားသူ (တစ်ဦးချင်း) Bergem, Knut Inge
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေရာ Norway
ထုတ်ဝေသူ University of Agder
ထုတ်ဝေသည့်ရက်စွဲ 2013
စာမျက်နှာခွဲ 92 p.
တင်ခဲ့သည့်ရက်စွဲ ဇွန် 17, 2015, 06:39 (UTC)
ပြန်လည်ပြင်ဆင်သည့်ရက်စွဲ ဇူလိုင် 28, 2015, 08:22 (UTC)