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Searching for a Better Life : Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok - by Sorcha Mahony (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: Sorcha Mahony
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2018
TCIN: 53238581
UPC: 9781785338588
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-2768
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