The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page No. 349 - 356

The Social Control of the Folk Healers in Northeastern Thailand: A Case Study of the MorLum Pee Fa Group

Authors : Kriangkrai Pasuta, Somsak Srisontisuk and Viyouth Chamruspanth

Abstract: This study is part of the research “Social control of Mor Lam Pee Fa groups in dealing with family problems in the Northeast of Thailand. The objectives of the research are “to study the social control of the Mor Lam Pee Fa Groups as a group of the traditional doctors in dealing with the family in the society Northeast Thailand”. This study is a qualitative study selected a specific target group in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. Findings showed that traditional doctors are the 4 forms of social controls including: social control through the creation of a symbolic ritual, social control through the teachings of the ritual, social control over its implementation after completion of the ritual and social control through the creation of the participation of the group. The success of social control that arise in rituals in order to achieve results is to handle family problems within the local community; affect the regulation of social behavior caused the members of the society to behave in accordance with the rules established members together; success in managing conflict within the community; the maintenance of cultural capital within local communities; building a network of people in the group and conservation of local knowledge clearly.

How to cite this article:

Kriangkrai Pasuta, Somsak Srisontisuk and Viyouth Chamruspanth, 2016. The Social Control of the Folk Healers in Northeastern Thailand: A Case Study of the MorLum Pee Fa Group. The Social Sciences, 11: 349-356.

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