Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889-1931)
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This book is a truly fine and creative treatise on religious influences on female education during a particularly formative period of educational modernization and expansion in Thailand. Suksod-Barger's application of the sociological concept of spiritual capital as a key instrument of her analysis is an imaginative and impressive piece of scholarship. Her work embodies a deep knowledge, not only of historical method and sociological analysis, but also of political and psychological theories relating to religion."
--Erwin H. Epstein, professor emeritus, Center for Comparative Education, Loyola University, Illinois
"Runchana Suksod-Barger's significant study, Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889-1931), analyzes the historically important relationship between traditional, exclusively male, Buddhist schooling; Protestant missionary schools that promoted female education; and politically astute Thai royalty, who ultimately embraced the transition to inclusion. Expert use of rare documents makes this a text critical to gender studies, education, missiology, and political science."
--Katherine T. Carroll, professor, Loyola and Concordia Universities, Illinois