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Street Economies in the Urban Global South.


Street Economies in the Urban Global South

Edited by Karen Tranberg Hansen, Walter E. Little, and B. Lynne Milgram

School for Advanced Research


252 pages


Advanced Seminar Series


Cultural anthropologists and human geographers present research on the political and cultural worlds of street economies (street vendors being the most iconic actors of street economies) in the global urban south. Topics include government-vendor relations in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi; long-term interconnections between street vendors and formal market traders in Lusaka, Zambia; spatial practices and the legality/illegality of street vending in Baguio City, the Philippines; street vendor political subjectivities in Antigua, Guatemala; conflicts between tourism and the street economy in Cusco, Peru; street vendor spatial and power negotiation strategies for subverting the ban on vending in Hanoi, Vietnam; racism and racialized discourse in the street economy of Dakar, Senegal; and the negative impact of the World Cup 2010 for people working in the street economies of Port Elizabeth and Durban, South Africa.

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