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Searching for a Better Life

Searching for a Better Life

Growing up in the Slums of Bangkok

by Sorcha Mahony
Hardback
Publication Date: 14/06/2018
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Life in Bangkok for young people is marked by profound, interlocking changes and transitions. This book offers an ethnographic account of growing up in the city's slums, struggling to get by in a rapidly developing and globalizing economy and trying to fulfil one's dreams. At the same time, it reflects on the issue of agency, exploring its negative potential when exercised by young people living under severe structural constraint. It offers an antidote to neoliberal ideas around personal responsibility, and the assumed potential for individuals to break through structures of constraint in any sustained way.

ISBN:
9781785338588
9781785338588
Category:
Urban communities
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
14-06-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm

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