Damnoen Techamai

Wedding Spaces: The Making of Contemporary Thai Wedding Ceremony

Supervisors: Mark Cousins, Dr Chittawadi Chitrabongs

The study aims to investigate the contemporary weddings in Bangkok, Thailand which is categorised as one of a hybrid culture – a mixture of western and traditional Thai culture at least on three aspects: ritual objects/spaces, process and reality. By using hybridity as a key concept to explore the contemporary Thai weddings together with searching and collecting specific descriptions of the wedding objects such as wedding photography, dresses, cakes, flowers, catering, shelters and ritual process in order to analyse and interpret the place of ideology of these hybrid ceremonies.