Traders in Motion : Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace / Kirsten W. Endres, Ann Marie Leshkowich.

Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018]
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Business networks -- Vietnam.
Markets -- Vietnam.
Merchants -- Vietnam.
Small business -- Vietnam.
Street vendors -- Vietnam.
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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
Traders in Motion
Introduction: Space, Mobility, Borders, and Trading Frictions / Leshkowich, Ann Marie / Endres, Kirsten W.
Part I Space, Place, and Contentious Politics of Market Redevelopment
Introduction: The Spatial Politics of Marketplaces / Seligmann, Linda J.
Chapter One. Making the Marketplace: Traders, Cadres, and Bureaucratic Documents in Lào Cai City / Endres, Kirsten W.
Chapter Two. "Run and Hide When You See the Police": Livelihood Diversification and the Politics of the Street Economy in Vietnam's Northern Uplands / Turner, Sarah
Chapter Three. Grand Designs? State Agendas and the Lived Realities of Market Redevelopment in Upland Northern Vietnam / Bonnin, Christine
Chapter Four. Ghost Markets and Moving Bazaars in Hanoi's Urban Space / Hüwelmeier, Gertrud
Part II Circuits of Mobility, Identities, and Power Relations
Introduction: Moving and Shaking / Harms, Erik
Chapter Five. A Mobile Trading Network from Central Coastal Vietnam: Growth, Social Network, and Gender / Luong, Hy Van
Chapter Six. Money, Risk Taking, and Playing: Shifting Masculinity in a Waste-Trading Community in the Red River Delta / Nguyen, Minh T. N.
Chapter Seven. "Strive to Make a Living" in the Era of Urbanization and Modernization: The Story of Petty Traders in a Hanoi Peri-urban Community / Bình, Nguyễn Thị Thanh
Chapter Eight. Dealing with Uncertainty: Itinerant Street Vendors and Local Officials in Hanoi / Barthelmes, Lisa
Part III Borderwork
Introduction: Constructing, Maintaining, and Navigating Boundaries / Gregory, Chris
Chapter Nine. Regulations and Raids, or the Precarious Place of Gold Shops in Vietnam / Truitt, Allison
Chapter Ten. Moralities of Commerce in a Northern Vietnamese Trading Community / Horat, Esther
Chapter Eleven. Fuel Trade: People, Places, and Transformations along the Coal Briquetting Chain / Derks, Annuska
Chapter Twelve. Arbitrage over the Beilun/Kalong River: Chinese Adjustments to Border Trade Practices in Vietnam / Grillot, Caroline
Afterword / Clark, Gracia
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Endres, Kirsten W., editor.
Leshkowich, Ann Marie, editor.
De Gruyter.
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10.7591/9781501721342 doi
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