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Progress and Its Ruins: Ghosts, Migrants and the Uncanny in Northern Thailand
April 20, 2016 - 13:00-15:00
Lecture by Andrew Alan Johnson, Assistant Professor at Yale-NUS College.
In this talk, Andrew analyses stories of ghosts and criminals told by residents and workers in urban high-rise buildings and suburban gated communities in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. For many in Chiang Mai’s “communities of exclusion,” the fantasy of progressive, orderly neighborhoods and intellectual, prosperous communities coexisted with stories of empty streets haunted by violent ghosts and drug-addicted foreign invaders.
Venue: Room: 23.2.39, KUA1, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark