The Ritual Baisrisukwan at Ban Kokmuang Prakhon Chai District, Buriram Province: The Reproduction of Cultural Capital for Tourism

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Korparakamon Sripirom Worabhuri Moolsin

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The Ritual Baisrisukwan at Ban Kokmuang Prakhon Chai District Buriram Province is the reproduction of cultural capital for tourism by Baisrisukwan activity arrangements for tourists. The senior/elderly people in the village do an alms ceremony with holy thread for tourists who stay overnight at Ban Kokmuang homestay.This Baisrisukwan ritual ceremony is called upon the morale of tourists, by showing them that the tourists are very important people, and sincerely welcomed to this activity, and community. From The Ritual that is called the cultural capital to business as economic capital by Pierre Bourdieu. Ban Kokmuang has been transformed into a symbolic cultural capital by volcano rice, including the use of a mortar to pound rice, and an old traditional Baisrisukwan and Kantoke (dinner) with elderly people of the village to participated Ritual Baisrisukwan ceremony. The repetition was proficiently done to show, and make a natural impression to the tourists. In Habitus of Ritual Baisrisukwan ceremony is created for leaning the elderly people in the village that first time. They didn’t do it properly, and they dare to say it turned out to be blessing, by a facial expression using the eyes, or tone.Bourdieu called it the objectification expression of reproduction of format and content as well meaning of Baisrisukwan ceremony for touists.

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