The Constructed Meanings of Thai Laborer by the State (68622)

Session Information: Politics & Public Policy
Session Chair: Anastasia Atabekova

Sunday, 28 May 2023 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

Most Thai Labor Study in labor control chooses to study the state's oppression and suppression of the labor movement. These studies include both ways of using violence one using direct power or the use of law to weaken labor movements and make workers powerless to bargain, which aimed at explaining the means of suppression of the state, but an important question that is rarely considered. The study aims to explain why laborers were classified as having a low status in society, and why the middle class does not feel pity or sympathy for the laborers. The study applied document analysis as a qualitative approach. The study found that the middle class feels pity for the laborer when the state suppresses the laborers, but they still agree with what. There are various types of control such as creating meaning for workers/laborers with a dangerous movement to create legitimacy for the suppression of laborers/workers. The state is righteous in suppressing the dangerous person who is a threat to society. Therefore, the laborer's image and the labor movement are always created by the state for society to perceive it in two ways: the image of the laborer and the labor movement as in ideology, and the laborer's image and the labor movement in real Thai society, which is aggressive, irrational, and being politicians' tool.

Tawan Wannarat, Silpakorn University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Tawan Wannarat is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Silpakorn University in Thailand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00