Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Gender and the future of work in Thailand

Women in Asia experience massive structural disadvantages, from early childhood education through their retirement from work. It is mainly women who are exploited as cheap labor in Asia’s export industries … Continue reading

Sunday, 17 November 2019 · Leave a comment

The Commodification of Public Spaces

This study focuses on the mechanisms and institutions for the governance of public spaces on Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand. Khao San offers immense opportunity for vendors, as it is … Continue reading

Saturday, 19 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Discrimination against women migrant workers in construction and domestic work in Thailand

Overworked and undervalued, women migrant workers in the Thai construction and domestic work sectors are regularly discriminated against and often lack labour protection. Women currently make up approximately half of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Framed by Freedom: Emancipation and Oppression in Post-Fordist Thailand

Claudio Sopranzetti – Based on ethnographic research conducted between 2009 and 2014, this article examines the discourse of freedom among motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok and the practices, both emancipatory … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change and urban health vulnerability

This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand. Empirical data is drawn from a field study using … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Being LGBT in Asia: Thailand Country Report

The history of homosexuality and transgender behaviours in Thailand has led to a complex and contradictory situation with the outward appearance of acceptance, and higher visibility of transgender people than … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 September 2014 · Leave a comment

A Longitudinal Study of Migration and Health: Empirical Evidence from Thailand and its Implications

The study finds that rural-urban migration in Thailand depended on the individual’s health. The likelihood of migrating from a rural origin to an urban destination was higher for those who … Continue reading

Sunday, 18 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Bullying of LGBT Secondary School Students in Thailand

This study evaluates the issue in the Thai context. UNESCO, which has recently been addressing homophobic school bullying on a global scale, together with Plan International through its Learn Without … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Central-local government relations in Thailand’s health sector

World Bank – This paper focuses on efficiency and equity in the financing of health services, and the evolving role of central and local government in the health sector. Thailand … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment