Traders in Motion: Identitiesand Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

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Traders in Motion: Identitiesand Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

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Ann Marie Leshkowich is a co-editor of this book.

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.

ISBN

9781501721342 (e-book)

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University Press

City

Ithaca, NY

Keywords

Markets -- Vietnam; Street vendors -- Vietnam; faculty

Disciplines

Asian Studies | Economics

Traders in Motion: Identitiesand Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

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