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Author Mahony, Sorcha, author
Title Searching for a better life : growing up in the slums of Bangkok / Sorcha Mahony
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2018
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HQ799.T52 B35 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400634124
 Ethnology Library  HQ799.T52 B35 2018    AVAILABLE    30520020876893
Descript xiv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-184) and index
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
"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
Link Online version: Mahony, Sorcha, author. Searching for a better life New York : Berghahn Books, 2018 9781785338595 (DLC) 2017056444
Subject Youth -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Social conditions
Poor -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Social conditions
Slums -- Thailand -- Bangkok
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