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Bangkok, place, practice and representation

Author: Marc Askew
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Asia's global cities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bangkok is one of Asia's most interesting, varied, controversial and challenging cities. It is a city of contradictions, both in its present and its past. This 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."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Askew
ISBN: 0415188539 9780415188531 0415188547 9780415188548
OCLC Number: 49860203
Description: xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on transliteration and Thai names --
Introduction: interpreting Bangkok: place, practice and representation --
pt. I. Krung to global city: the dynamics of transformation. 1. Cosmology, accumulation and the state: the urbanism of early Bangkok. 2. The transformation of Krung Thep. 3. The 1990s --
a global city in a global age --
pt. II. Making Bangkok: studies in place, practice and representation. 4. Banglamphu: change and persistence in the yan. 5. Genealogy of the slum: pragmatism, politics and locality. 6. A place in the suburbs: making a neighbourhood in the middle-class housing estate. 7. Fields of cultural capital: land, livelihood and landscape transformation on the rural-urban fringe. 8. Condo land: global forms and local ecologies.
Series Title: Asia's global cities.
Responsibility: Marc Askew.
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