Cultural Reproduction in the Tradition of Raft-Launching
for Misfortune Expulsion in Takhria Sub-district, Ranot
District, Songkhla Province
The purpose of this qualitative research was to study the cultural reproduction in the tradition of raft-launching for misfortune expulsion in Takhria Sub-district, Ranot District, Songkhla Province. The data were collected through in-depth interviews with locals of Takhria Sub-district and government officials organizing the festival of raft-launching for misfortune expulsion, participant observations of the festival, and critiques of the phenomenon through collecting local historical data and field data in the study area. The result revealed that the tradition of raft-launching for misfortune expulsion was a part of cultural reproduction and ideology transfer of the community to build unity and to nourish relationships among locals through the festival that was organized by the Local Administrative Organization. Therefore, the festival of raft-launching for misfortune expulsion was a cultural reproduction that strengthened Takhria Community.
Keywords : Raft-launching for misfortune expulsion, cultural reproduction, cultural capital