Living with the Risk

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22. Living with the Risk: Risk Responses of the Lower-classes in Bangkok.
Endo, Tamaki. February, 2011.



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.