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Informal Urban Street Markets

International Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Clifton Evers, Kirsten Seale


198 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption, but also in regards to cultural and spatial contingencies. In many places, street markets and their populace have been marginalized and devalued. At times, there are clear governance procedures that aim to prevent them, yet they continue to emerge in even in the most institutionalized societies. This book gives serious consideration to what these markets reveal about urban life in a time of globalized, rapid urbanization and flows of people, knowledge and goods.

Table of Contents

1. Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives Kirsten Seale and Clifton Evers Part I: Identity, Belonging, and Sociality 2. "People Have to Find Their Own Way of Making a Living":The Sale of Food in an Informal Ha Noi Street Market Lelia Green 3. On Being and Becoming in Melbourne’s Marketplaces Maša Mikola 4. Migrants in Informal Urban Street Markets:Experience from Sokoto, Nigeria Y usuf Abdulazeez and Sundramoorthy Pathmanathan 5. Sounds of the Markets: Portuguese Cigano Vendors in Open-Air Markets in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area Micol Brazzabeni 6. Subcultural Citizenship in El Chopo, Mexico City Tony Mitchell 7. The Hidden Market: The Alternative Borough Market Daisy Tam Part II: Networks, Assemblages, and Territoriality 8. On the Beach: Informal Street Vendors and Place in Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro Kirsten Seale 9. Pengpu Night Market: Informal Urban Street Markets as More-Than-Human Assemblages in Shanghai, China Clifton Evers 10. Scarcity and the Making of Bottled Water Markets in Chennai, India Emily Potter 11. Street Vendors in Cairo: A Revolution Orientated Strategy Nashaat H. Hussein 12. Mapping Kuala Lumpur’s Urban Night Markets at Shifting Scales Khalilah Zakariya 13. Territoriality in Urban Space: The Case of a Periodic Marketplace in Bangalore, India Kiran Keswani and Suresh Bhagavatula Part III: Service, Governance, and Policy 14. The Politics of Space in the Marketplace: Re-placing Periodic Markets in Istanbul Asli Duru 15. Shanghai’s Unlicensed Taxis (Hei Che) as Informal Urban Street Market Dunfu Zhang 16. Geographies of Unauthorised Street Trade and the "Fight Against Counterfeiting" in Milan Kate Hepworth 17. The Importance and Necessity of the Informal Market as Public Place in Delhi, India Ranjana Mital

About the Editors

Clifton Evers is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Kirsten Seale is a Senior Researcher in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University, Melbourne.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Development and Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries