The core of the book, Heart, delves into the communities, identities and mindsets of the Thai capital, and how it contrasts with upcountry views of the city. Several chapters enter the subcultures of informal markets, youth tribes and ethnic roots. We see how this cosmopolitan ’world city’ enables those who aren’t Thai to become Bangkokian.


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