The Representation Of Masculinity In Thai Contemporary Literature
This article is a part of qualitative research of the same title. The study examined Thai contemporary literature from 1932-2012. The selected literature in the first decade of the study was ‘Khang lang pap’ (Literally means ‘behind the painting’). The male characters in this story were presented to be well behaved, politely spoken, good mannered and honor the female characters in all aspects. These characteristics were contrasted to the Thai patriarchal ways of life. The selected literature was analysed employing Abbott (1992). The result of the study revealed that the masculinity of the main male character being represented in ‘Khang lang pap’ was a combination of Abbott’s ‘traditional man’ and ‘new man’.
Key words- Masculinity, Thai Literature, Contemporary Literature