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Bangkok: Place, Practice and Representation Marc Askew

Bangkok: Place, Practice and Representation

Marc Askew

Published August 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781134659869
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376 pages
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Bangkok is one of Asias most interesting, varied, controversial and challenging cities. It is a city of contradictions, both in its present and past. This unique book examines the development of the city from its earliest days as the seat of theMoreBangkok is one of Asias most interesting, varied, controversial and challenging cities. It is a city of contradictions, both in its present and past. This unique book examines the development of the city from its earliest days as the seat of the Thai monarchy to its current position as an infamous contemporary metropolis. Adopting insights from anthropology, urban studies and human geography, this is a powerful account of the city and its dynamic spaces. Marc Askew examines the citys variety from the inner-city slums to the rural-urban fringe, and gives us a keen insight into the daily life of the citys inhabitants, be they middle-class suburbanites or sex workers.