PATTERN OF COMMUNITY ECONOMY UNDER THE PROCESS OF GLOBALIZATION
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The aim of this study is to understand the general context of the Don Kaew village, including the pattern of change in the community under the process of globalization. This study employed the concept of community economy. In-depth interviews with 26 key informants and 78 household representatives were applied together with guided questions. The study found that the previous pattern of community economy in Don Kaew village, since 1963, was agriculture, based on cropped rice and Helm for their own consumption and also for sale. Until 1976 when the farmers had been used the new agricultures technology as water pump, walking tractor, chemical fertilizer, insecticide etc. They were changed the mode of agriculture to become focused on production yield. In 1989 there were some village labors leaving to seek work in Bangkok Chonburi and Rayong. It was this event that caused a change in their pattern of community economy which became mixed between commercial agriculture and temporary for migration. However the previous pattern had been started in 2007 which more facilities as road, electric generation and level of education for the new generation were higher. This action led the pattern of community economy to become agriculture for commercial and fulltime migration pattern. Moreover that was led in the mode of their livelihood to become more in non-agriculture. By these situations it may said that the pattern of community economy in Don Kaew village has adapted to suit the context of the community, having not only agriculture pattern but also in non-agriculture pattern. This has ensured the maintenance of the community economy pattern, under the influence of globalization, to the present time.