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Buddhist Public Relations Model for Thai Community Development: Theoretical and Practical Implications
Unformatted Document Text:  Buddhist Public Relations - ICA-15-11634 17 operative stories and a preliminary study of CB co-operative, I went back to Thailand for my six-month research fieldwork during January to June 2001. Defining Core Concepts and Specific Research Questions CB co-operative operates within a web of social relationships that already exist between urban and rural communities. CB co-operative and its web of communities is the subject of my study. In this study, the CB co-operative is called a “social site,” while the related communities are called “locales.” According to Carspecken (1996), social sites are “specific spatial and temporal regions within society where people interact…a social site will be characterized by routine activities” (p. 37). Being a member of CB co-operative gave me a visa into two major locales and social settings: 1) customer membership communities and their patterned activities, and 2) local community and civil societies and their social formation and interaction. “Social setting” in this study refers to a tacit understanding, meaning, or power relation constructed and shared by the community actors from CB co-operative’s web of communities. Carspecken (1996) stated that social settings “do not depend on physical surroundings but are usually influenced and conditioned by many factors associated with the physical surroundings” (pp. 37-38), for example, cooperative rules, relations between sites, and cultural, economic, and political conditions. Carspecken (1996) defined “social system” as “the result of external and internal influences on [human] action that are very broadly distributed throughout a society…they are reproduced through patterned activity stretching across wide reaches of space and time” (p. 38). I adapt Carspecken’s diagram to explain the integration of core concepts placed in my study: social sites, locales, social settings, and social systems (see Appendix: Figure 1).

Authors: Hanpongpandh, Peeraya.
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Buddhist Public Relations - ICA-15-11634
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operative stories and a preliminary study of CB co-operative, I went back to Thailand
for my six-month research fieldwork during January to June 2001.
Defining Core Concepts and Specific Research Questions
CB co-operative operates within a web of social relationships that already
exist between urban and rural communities. CB co-operative and its web of
communities is the subject of my study. In this study, the CB co-operative is called a
“social site,” while the related communities are called “locales.” According to
Carspecken (1996), social sites are “specific spatial and temporal regions within
society where people interact…a social site will be characterized by routine activities”
(p. 37). Being a member of CB co-operative gave me a visa into two major locales
and social settings: 1) customer membership communities and their patterned
activities, and 2) local community and civil societies and their social formation and
interaction.
“Social setting” in this study refers to a tacit understanding, meaning, or power
relation constructed and shared by the community actors from CB co-operative’s web
of communities. Carspecken (1996) stated that social settings “do not depend on
physical surroundings but are usually influenced and conditioned by many factors
associated with the physical surroundings” (pp. 37-38), for example, cooperative
rules, relations between sites, and cultural, economic, and political conditions.
Carspecken (1996) defined “social system” as “the result of external and internal
influences on [human] action that are very broadly distributed throughout a
society…they are reproduced through patterned activity stretching across wide
reaches of space and time” (p. 38). I adapt Carspecken’s diagram to explain the
integration of core concepts placed in my study: social sites, locales, social settings,
and social systems (see Appendix: Figure 1).


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