People, Place, and Politics in Local and Global Perspective
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Street Entrepreneurs by John Cross
Book DescriptionAddressing the current dearth of available literature on this topic, the editors use a range of international case studies to explore street vending and informal economies which continue to be, especially in developing countries, a vital economic driver. This volume collects essays from authors around the world about the markets and vendors they know best, including studies of USA, China, Mexico, Turkey. The contributors speak of the struggles that vendors have faced to legitimize their activity, the role that they play in helping societies adapt to and survive catastrophes as well as the practical roles that they play in both the local and global social and economic system. As well as highlighting the importance of street markets as a phenomenon of interest in itself to a growing body of scholarship, this study demonstrates how an analysis of street vending can provide insights not only into economic anthropology, but also urban studies, post modernism, spatial geography, political sociology and globalization theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415770286
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Cross
John Cross is at the University of Texas Pan-American, USA Alfonso Morales is at the University of Wisconsin, USA
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