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Arratee Ayuttacorn


Arratee Ayuttacorn is a PhD candidate in Social Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. From 1990-2010, she worked as flight attendant of Thai airways International. With her long-term experiences on affective labor, Arratee’s research will explore the role of affect in connection with political and economic transformation.  She also addresses on body politics and representation of female flight attendants’ bodies under multiple forms of power. She aims to explain how flight attendants reproduce cultural discourse of class, gender, and nation for crafting selves; and how they re-signify the meaning of representation for their own interests.