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Searching for a better life : growing up in the slums of Bangkok / Sorcha Mahony.

Author/Creator:
Mahony, Sorcha, author.
Publication:
New York : Berghahn, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 191 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Thailand -- Bangkok.
Youth -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Social conditions.
Poor -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Social conditions.
Slums -- Thailand -- Bangkok.
Poor -- Social conditions.
Slums.
Youth -- Social conditions.
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Setting the scene
What do we know about growing up in urban poverty in Thailand?
Fieldwork
Living the teenage life
Doing the right thing
Forging the future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Mahony, Sorcha. Searching for a better life.
ISBN:
9781785338588
1785338587
9781785338595
OCLC:
1007756594