Living with the Risk

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22. Living with the Risk: Risk Responses of the Lower-classes in Bangkok.

ENDO, Tamaki.
Published in February, 2011.
Kyoto University Press.



In the era of globalization, uncertainty and insecurity is increasing. This book analyzes risk managing process of urban lower-class by focusing on two dimensions: residence and occupation. What is role of “individual,” “household,” “community” and “society” in the risk management process? What are the “successes” and upward mobility of the urban lower-class? What do the dynamics of the Informal Economy mean for the city? This inspiring volume cuts in the core of disparity issues, taking advantage of a combination of multi-disciplinary framework and diligent fieldwork. It succeeds in depicting people’s survival in the wake of diverse risks in Bangkok.