By Ellen Boccuzzi

With the acceleration of worldwide migration, literature via migrant writers has emerged as a robust medium for describing the ways that international forces are skilled on the own point. Migrant literature bargains a compelling counter‐narrative to summary visions of globalization, grounding large‐scale techniques in real‐life tales of individuals.

In Thailand, migrant writers have documented the social and cultural affects of 50 years of rural‐urban migration via enormous quantities of news, poems, and novels. Bangkok sure is the 1st ebook to envision this physique of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers exhibit approximately their studies. those tales powerfully describe the ways that migrants who go away their houses certain for Bangkok are quick guaranteed to Bangkok in the course of the transformative strength of recent urban existence. and so they exhibit the ways that those that stay in the back of within the village are reworked, too, as they try to keep up a rural lifestyle in a swiftly urbanizing world.

Bangkok sure could be of curiosity to a person engaged on migration or urbanization, in addition to to students of Thailand and Thai literature. experts in migration will locate it a welcome boost to the turning out to be box of migration stories via exam of narrative fiction.

Highlights
• beneficial for an introductory path on Thai or Southeast Asian stories; deals a springboard for conversations on improvement, rural‐urban inequality, migration, and the affects of quick urbanization in Asia
• First ebook to check the subject matter of migration in Thai literature, an important modern genre
• Contributes to the turning out to be box of migration stories via exam of narrative fiction
• presents a window into how migration and urbanization are skilled on the own level
• Of curiosity to migration students in addition to students of Thailand, Thai cultural reviews, and Thai literature

About the author
Ellen Boccuzzi is a international carrier Officer with USAID. She makes a speciality of migration, urbanization, and foreign improvement, and has labored with UN enterprises, non‐governmental organisations, and universities in Thailand and the U.S.. She holds a PhD in South and Southeast Asian experiences from the collage of California, Berkeley.

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