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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 ..


Thailand S Theory Of Monarchy

Pub Date : 2016-05-09 | Author : Patrick Jory | Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN 10 : 9781438460901
ISBN 13 : 1438460902

Discusses the origins and cultural history of the Theravada Buddhist ideals behind the Thai institution of monarchy. Since the 2006 coup d’état, Thailand has been riven by two o..


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..


Siege Of The Spirits

Pub Date : 2016-03-11 | Author : Michael Herzfeld | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226331614
ISBN 13 : 022633161X

"An ethnography of the community of Pom Mahakan in Bangkok who faces eviction in the name of urban renewal"--Publisher info...


Hydraulic City

Pub Date : 2017-02-17 | Author : Nikhil Anand | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822373599
ISBN 13 : 0822373599

In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, an..


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