เมื่อดอกไม้หายไปในทะเลทุน : การสร้างความเป็นอื่นและกระบวนการปรับตัวของเด็กต่างชาติที่ถูกทำร้าย / ณพอร รพีพัฒน์ = Flowers lost in the sea of capitalism : the construction of the otherness and adjustment process of abused foreign migrant children / Nobpaon Rabibhadana
One of the main objectives of this study is intended to understand the construction of the otherness attitude towards those abused migrant children in conjunction with various different definitions which leads to the abusiveness. Next, the study will focus on the mechanisms that these children adopted for their survival. Lastly, the study will place an emphasis on the way these children adjust themselves as well as cope with the situation following the rescue. The study is fundamentally employed qualitative methods, namely, in-depth interview, participative observation technique as well as 7 case studies from each individual selected subject. The finding shows the following results: 1. Social interaction is an important condition in bringing about differences within each stage in life of these migrant children. Socio-economic status including family background also pushes these children migrate to Thailand for working. Since these migrant children live their life in foreign country, the otherness conception is labeled and constructed by so-called interpretation, learning and self-actualization processes. This is done through social discourse relating to the labeling of these unlawful migrants as troublemakers, social perpetrators who are likely to cause national instability in the long run. The social discourse on otherness will result in segregation treatment towards these migrant children and instigate the alienation towards them. Accordingly, the abuse on these children as well as human degradation towards them is the consequence from this misconception. 2. These migrant children struggle on their plight by fleeing from their painful which caused by the labeling towards them as unlawful migrants. 3. The thesis also shows that social context and its environment of which adopted non-alienation treatment will help promote children's ability to modify their mind and body into normality sooner.