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Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok

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Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok - Herzfeld, Michael
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Based on fieldwork conducted over the past fifteen years, "Siege of the Spirits" is an in-depth ethnography of a tiny community, Pom Mahakan, which dwells at the historic heart of a major metropolis, Bangkok. Pom Mahakan has been targeted for beautification and urban renewal by the city and national governments. The typically poor residents have organized in particular and often paradoxical ways to resist eviction on a large scale. Their protests are couched in the familiar symbolic idiom of the larger movement for the ...

Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226331614

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Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226331584

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