In this episode of “Matter File,” we spoke to Dr. Claudio Sopranzetti, anthropologist and author of the book, “Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok.” We cover Thailand’s urbanization and urban migratory patterns and what problems they bring.
We also have a very interesting chat about the genealogy of social movements and the role of symbolism and students in the success of movements. We focus on the current Thai protests and the massive divide between conceptions of center and periphery in Thailand and what the asymmetric development of Bangkok has meant to its political environment today.
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