Coastal Guardians and Precarious Livelihoods in Thailand

May 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Saunders Hall 443


Angkana Rawichutiwan
Ph.D Candidate
Geography & Environment

This dissertation critically examines the portrayal of mangroves as coastal guardians, and the ways it affects the livelihoods of residents in a rural fishing village in southern Thailand. It finds that mangrove narratives emerge from a confluence of discursive practices that can be traced back to the roots of environmentalism and forestry institutions since the colonial period, the rise and fall of shrimp farming development, and several natural disasters that have struck coastal areas in Thailand. The result is mangrove management techniques that exacerbate the precarious livelihoods of Talumphuk fishers.

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