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The Right to Remain in the City: How One Community Has Used Legal Rights and Rights Talk to Stay Put in Bangkok

  • Author(s): Shelby, Hayden
  • et al.

In this exploratory piece, I present a case study of the complex machinations of one community in Bangkok in their 13-year struggle to stay on their land. I ask how legal rights, rights talk, and political maneuvering figure into their strategies, as well as how their involvement with a larger social movement has shaped their efforts. The non-traditional form of the piece allows me to walk step-by-step through the community and the processes at play while considering multiple framings that may help us better understand the community’s situation.

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