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Research Title Social Network Construction by Vietnamese-Thai in the Thai-Laos Border Area, Nakhon Phanom Province  
Date of Distribution 3 November 2017 
Conference
     Title of the Conference 13th International Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences 2017 (IC-HUSO 2017)  
     Organiser Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 
     Conference Place Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 
     Province/State Khon Kaen 
     Conference Date 2 November 2017 
     To 3 November 2017 
Proceeding Paper
     Volume 13 
     Issue
     Page 2083-2097 
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     Abstract This article investigates the social network construction by Vietnamese-Thai in the ThaiLao border area of Nakhon Phanom province. The study relied on qualitative methodology with in-depth interviews and group interviews of key informants who included community seniors, government officers, Vietnamese-Thai people,Thais and Chinese-Thai people. The research found that the dynamic of social network construction of Vietnamese-Thai consisted of four stages. In the first stage, Vietnamese immigrants were minorities whom the Thai state considered to be a threat to national security. Therefore, the state implemented a security policy which limited Vietnamese action in Thailand, and considered them an ethnic group with an exception policy, thereby restricting their lifestyle. In the second stage, the Vietnamese received more respect from Thai people due to the decline of policy restrictions which offered business opportunities to them. The Vietnamese then started constructing social networks with the Thais and the Chinese through business. In the third stage, the Vietnamese-Thai became elite investors with influence in the Thai-Laos borderlands, and received Thai nationality from the government. And in the fourth stage, the Vietnamese-Thai constructed social networks through Vietnamese-based ethnic identity and active participation among the Thais and the Chinese-Thai in Nakhon Phanom. Their identity was accepted and respected by both the Thai government and local people, and consequently they were able to play more a important role in the socioeconomic aspects of the province.  
Author
585080036-9 Mr. NATTAWAT AURAIAMPAI [Main Author]
Humanities and Social Sciences Master's Degree

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Type of Proceeding Full paper 
Type of Presentation Oral 
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