• Yongyut Khamkhong -


Tribesman, Diplomat, Narrative approach, Marginalization


In this article, the researcher used a storytelling as a research tool to give an insight on a life of a Karen tribesman who has spent over 10 years preparing himself to pass the challenging examinations to become a career diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. The researcher investigated the subject’s ethnicity, education, motivation, and English language study. A series of interviews was analyzed for their contexts, an adaptation from Gary Barkhuizen’s narrative research supported by documentary research on psychological impacts from visualization, self-motivation and socioeconomic of the marginalized people. This longitudinal study includes the researcher’s reflexive personal commentary throughout the article as he has observed the subject’s life continuously for over a decade. The finding resulted in the reassurance of strong intrinsic motivation, goal setting and the pursuit of higher education and skills that lead to the subject’s success.


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How to Cite

Khamkhong, Y. (2022). A MARGINALIZED TRIBESMAN BECOMING A DIPLOMAT: A NARRATIVE APPROACH ANALYSIS . Academic Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University, 13(2), 111–126. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AJPU/article/view/260659



บทความวิจัย (Research Article)