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Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangk…



On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality. Key to this mobilization were motorcycle taxi drivers, who slowed down, filtered, and severed mobility in the area, claiming a prominent role in national politics and ownership over the city and challenging state hegemony. Four years later, on May 20, 2014,…


Owners Of The Map

Pub Date : 2017-11-21 | Author : Claudio Sopranzetti | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520288508
ISBN 13 : 0520288505

On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok..


Red Journeys

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Claudio Sopranzetti | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 6162150356
ISBN 13 : 9786162150357

Red Journeys is a firsthand account of the emergence and expansion of the red-shirt protests in Bangkok that took place in 2010. It traces the origins of the protest, focusing on t..



Markets Of Dispossession

Pub Date : 2005-10-05 | Author : Julia Elyachar | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822387138
ISBN 13 : 0822387131

What happens when the market tries to help the poor? In many parts of the world today, neoliberal development programs are offering ordinary people the tools of free enterprise as ..


Cannibal Talk

Pub Date : 2005-06-06 | Author : Gananath Obeyesekere | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520938313
ISBN 13 : 9780520938311

In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discours..


Mapping The Futures

Pub Date : 2012-09-10 | Author : John Bird | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134912902
ISBN 13 : 1134912900

There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meani..


No One Cries For The Dead

Pub Date : 2005-02-22 | Author : Isabelle Clark-Decès | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 0520938348
ISBN 13 : 9780520938342

At South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums. No One Cries for the Dead offers an original..


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