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By Ellen Boccuzzi

With the acceleration of worldwide migration, literature by means of migrant writers has emerged as a robust medium for describing the ways that worldwide forces are skilled on the own point. Migrant literature deals a compelling counter‐narrative to summary visions of globalization, grounding large‐scale tactics 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 countless numbers of reports, poems, and novels. Bangkok certain is the 1st publication to envision this physique of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers exhibit approximately their reports. those tales powerfully describe the ways that migrants who depart their houses certain for Bangkok are quick guaranteed to Bangkok throughout the transformative strength of recent urban existence. and so they convey the ways that those that stay at the back of within the village are reworked, too, as they try to keep up a rural lifestyle in a swiftly urbanizing world.

Bangkok certain should be of curiosity to someone 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 becoming box of migration reviews via exam of narrative fiction.

• valuable for an introductory direction on Thai or Southeast Asian stories; deals a springboard for conversations on improvement, rural‐urban inequality, migration, and the affects of fast urbanization in Asia
• First publication to envision the subject matter of migration in Thai literature, an important modern genre
• Contributes to the turning out to be box of migration reviews 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 stories, and Thai literature

About the author
Ellen Boccuzzi is a overseas provider Officer with USAID. She focuses on migration, urbanization, and foreign improvement, and has labored with UN companies, non‐governmental agencies, and universities in Thailand and the USA. She holds a PhD in South and Southeast Asian reviews from the college of California, Berkeley.

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