The informal politics of rural livelihoods in Northern Thailand: A case study of Chiang Mai’s songthaeo drivers
This thesis adopts a livelihoods perspective to explore the historical transition and contemporary lives of a group of northern Thai villagers who exited village-based farm work in the 1970s and 1980s to enter the emerging public transport sector of Thailand’s northern capital – Chiang Mai. Through an ethnographic study of these songthaeo drivers, the thesis draws on the story of the drivers’ shift from farm to urban-based, wage labour to interrogate dominant...[Show more]
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