Crypto-colonialism, French couture, and Thailand’s queens: fashioning the body politic, 1860–1960

  title={Crypto-colonialism, French couture, and Thailand’s queens: fashioning the body politic, 1860–1960},
  author={Heidi Brevik-Zender},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Contexts},
  pages={112 - 87}
The death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol “Rama IX” Adulyadej on 13 October 2016, although not entirely unexpected given the 88-year-old monarch’s known health problems and protracted hospitalizations, nonetheless caused a flurry of journalistic responses in the international news cycle. Western media, unsurprisingly, filtered the king’s life through references that mirrored each country’s particular history with him, from American news stories that highlighted the fact that the cosmopolitan king… 
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