Issue 13 Reviews

REVIEW: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, A Life’s Work: Thailand’s Monarchy in Perspective

Nicholas Grossman and Dominic Faulder (eds.). 2011.King Bhumibol Adulyadej, A Life’s Work: Thailand’s Monarchy in Perspective.Singapore: Editions Didier Millet. 383 pages. In 2008, when it had become impossible for any credible journalist to ignore the entanglement of the palace in Thailand’s unfolding tragedy, I wrote an analysis on Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej for Reuters. A [...]

REVIEW: Lungsod iskwater. Evolution of Informality as a Pattern in Philippine Cities

Alcazaren, Paulo, Luis Ferrer, and Benvenuto Icamina. 2011.Lungsod iskwater: The Evolution of Informality  as  a  Dominant  Pattern  in  Philippine Cities.Pasig City: Anvil. Lungsod iskwater (Squatter City) is a book that seems to be full of self-contradictions. Its readers are likely to be confounded by the apparent incongruities in and between its form and content. However, far from [...]