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Title Traders in motion : identities and contestations in the Vietnamese marketplace / edited by Kirsten W. Endres and Ann Marie Leshkowich
Published Ithaca : Southeast Asia Program Publications, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Contents Making the marketplace : traders, cadres, and bureaucratic documents in Lào Cai City / Kirsten W. Endres -- Run and hide when you see the police : livelihood contestations and the politics of the street economy in Vietnam's northern uplands / Sarah Turner -- Grand designs? : state agendas and the lived realities of market redevelopment in upland northern Vietnam / Christine Bonnin -- Ghost markets and moving bazaars in Hanoi's urban space / Gertrud Hüwelmeier -- A mobile trading network from central coastal Vietnam : growth, social network, and gender / Hy Van Luong -- Money, risk taking, and playing : shifting masculinity in a waste-trading community in the Red River Delta / Minh T.N. Nguyen -- Strive to make a living in the era of urbanization and modernization : the story of petty traders in a Hanoi peri-urban community / Nguyẽ̂n Thị Thanh Bình -- Dealing with uncertainty : itinerant street vendors and local officials in Hanoi / Lisa Barthelmes -- Regulations and raids, or, The precarious place of gold shops in Vietnam / Allison Truitt -- Moralities of commerce in a northern Vietnamese trading community / Esther Horat -- Fuel trade : people, places, and transformations along the coal briquetting chain / Annuska Derks -- Arbitrage over Beilun/Kalong River : Chinese adjustments to border trade practices in Vietnam / Caroline Grillot
Summary With essays covering diverse topics, from seafood trade across the Vietnam-China border, to street traders in Hanoi, to gold shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Traders in Motion spans the fields of economic and political anthropology, geography, and sociology to illuminate how Vietnam's rapidly expanding market economy is formed and transformed by everyday interactions among traders, suppliers, customers, family members, neighbors, and officials. The contributions shed light on the micropolitics of local-level economic agency in the paradoxical context of Vietnam's socialist orientation and its contemporary neoliberal economic and social transformation. The essays examine how Vietnamese traders and officials engage in on-the-ground contestations to define space, promote or limit mobility, and establish borders, both physical and conceptual. The contributors show how trading experiences shape individuals' notions of self and personhood, not just as economic actors, but also in terms of gender, region, and ethnicity. Traders in Motion affords rich comparative insight into how markets form and transform and what those changes mean. Contributors:Lisa Barthelmes, Christine Bonnin, Gracia Clark, Annuska Derks, Kirsten W. Endres, Chris Gregory, Caroline Grillot, Erik Harms, Esther Horat, Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Ann Marie Leshkowich, Hy Van Luong, Minh T.N. Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, Linda J. Seligmann, Allison Truitt, Sarah Turner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 17, 2018)
Subject Business networks -- Vietnam
Markets -- Vietnam
Merchants -- Vietnam
Small business -- Vietnam
Street vendors -- Vietnam
Business networks.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Economy.
Small business.
Street vendors.
Form Electronic book
Author Container of (work): Turner, Sarah, 1970- Run and hide when you see the police
Endres, Kirsten W., editor
Leshkowich, Ann Marie, editor
LC no. 2017045614
ISBN 1501721348