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Bangkok: Place, Practice and Representation (Asia's Global by Marc Askew

By Marc Askew

Bangkok is one in every of Asia's best, diversified, debatable and difficult towns. it's a urban of contradictions, either in its current and prior. This detailed e-book examines the advance of town from its earliest days because the seat of the Thai monarchy to its present place as an notorious modern city. Adopting insights from anthropology, city reports and human geography, this is a robust account of town and its dynamic areas. Marc Askew examines the city's sort from the inner-city slums to the rural-urban fringe, and offers us a prepared perception into the everyday life of the city's population, be they middle-class suburbanites or intercourse staff.

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G. north- 26 Krung to global city western Cambodia and the Lao kingdoms). Thousands of war captives were brought into central Siamese territory, serving to expand the numbers of phrai and the quantities of suai goods and taxes. Canal construction was motivated primarily by the need for defence, but it furthered Bangkok’s economic and administrative hold over its hinterland. Accelerating in the 1820s, it entailed the excavation of lateral canals linking the major rivers of the Chao Phraya delta and major new trunk routes for troop movement to border areas.

The contemporary economic and symbolic functions of Bangkok, its role in the broader sociocultural system and its spatial patterning by institutions and people – in short, its urbanism – articulate in various ways with its origins and the dynamics of its transformation since its foundation as the royal capital over two hundred years ago. Krung Thep: the palace and the yan Bangkok was founded as the seat of the new Chakkri dynasty in 1782, following the overthrow of King Taksin who had ruled Siam from the city of Thonburi on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River (1768–82).

G. north- 26 Krung to global city western Cambodia and the Lao kingdoms). Thousands of war captives were brought into central Siamese territory, serving to expand the numbers of phrai and the quantities of suai goods and taxes. Canal construction was motivated primarily by the need for defence, but it furthered Bangkok’s economic and administrative hold over its hinterland. Accelerating in the 1820s, it entailed the excavation of lateral canals linking the major rivers of the Chao Phraya delta and major new trunk routes for troop movement to border areas.

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