Vietnam Social Sciences, S. 4 (2015)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

Mobile Street Vendors in Hanoi: Features and Dynamics of a Distinct Socio-economic Group

BARTHELMES LISA

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    In this article, I will present some results of my research about mobile street vendors in Hanoi. As street vendors have been extensively studied and analyzed in the social sciences(1) various concepts to describe street vendors emerged over time. Although these analyses provide important insights and theoretical ideas on the topic of street vending, crucial aspects of mobile vendors' lives are lacking. During fieldwork I found out that the usual theoretical concepts, classifications, and categories only partly apply to the everyday life and experiences of mobile street vendors in Hanoi. Thus, I want to add an anthropological perspective to the study of street vending by putting the vendors themselves at the center of my analysis.      

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Vietnam Social Sciences, ISSN: 1013-4328