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Dirt and Development: Alternative Modernities in Thailand

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...In the centre of Bangkok is an imposing shopping mall surrounded by gardens and rising up as a black, marble-clad dedication to consumerism and a progressive Thailand. Next to the mall sprawls a large slum community, the occupants of which...

The Origins and Dispersal of Rice Cultivation

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Origins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the five major crops in the world and a staple food for more than 30% of the world population. Yet the question of where, when, why and how the domestication of rice originated has been, and still...


Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia Volume 3 : Asia and Oceania

© ABC-Clio Inc, 2011

Encyclopedia entry

...Overview Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, headed by the longest-ruling monarch in the world, King Bhumibol Aduladej. Bangkok, the capital, dominates the economy and culture of the country. The Thai...