Wetland in Urban Area: Way of Life, People, Mythical, Marginalized and Negotiation Practices

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Sommai Chinnak
Kanjana Chinnak


This article aimed to study (1) the way of life of people in urban areas and the use of wetlands (2) the myths discourse of creating marginalization of urban wetlands (3) community bargaining practices on myths about urban wetlands. This research is a qualitative research, collected data by using an interview form, survey and focus group discussion form. The research results were found as follows;

1. The ecosystem of this wetland It can be regarded as the base of important resources for the livelihood of the people in the area and the existence of the community. Because it is an ecosystem called Pa Bung Pa Tam forest ecosystem which is important to the way of life of the people in the community especially those who rely mainly on resources in the Pa Bung Pa Tam forest for their livelihood.

2. This wetland is not in the state’s document system. This has led to a myth that creates a discourse of marginalization for people and this area. Whether it's creating the myth that this wetland is a floodplain creating the myth that communities living in wetlands are the main cause of flooding in Ubon Ratchathani, creating the myth that this wetland is an area without a clear entitlement system, so it can allow free access including creating the myth that urban wetlands have less biodiversity.

3. Some villagers have tried to negotiate a variety of discourses that marginalize them. This is to redefine the group's meaning and create new values ​​for themselves and this wetland.

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Chinnak, S., & Chinnak, K. (2021). Wetland in Urban Area: Way of Life, People, Mythical, Marginalized and Negotiation Practices. Journal of Arts Management, 5(3), 922–936. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jam/article/view/252043
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