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    Contentious identities of the mekong karaoke girls: a nexus analysis of social actions and a critical discourse analysis of ideologies 

    Worathanik Photijak; Savitri Gadavanij (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    This dissertation examines the social actions and discourses of the Mekong karaoke girls focusing on contentious Identity construction and ideologies within the liminality of the Mekong border karaoke bars and Khong Chiam community settings. The study triangulates Critical Discourse Analysis and Nexus Analysis. The first trajectory of nexus analysis, historical body is supported with bodily capital concept; the second trajectory of interaction order is relied on Goffman concept of situated activity system, and the third trajectory is analyzed ...