Danielle Labbé : Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010

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In the late 1990s, planning authorities in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi pushed the imaginary line between city and country several kilometres westward, engulfing dozens of rural settlements. As state policies forced rapid urbanization, villagers whose families had farmed the land for generations saw rice fields levelled, irrigation canals filled, and large avenues flanked by residential towers, big-box stores, and office buildings spring up.

Danielle Labbé considers a century of change to the settlement of Hòa Mục — a community that underwent a rapid transition from rural village to urban neighbourhood. Through extensive research in the community, Labbé studies not only the changing lives of villagers, but also the state regulations and territorialization projects that drove these changes on the outskirts of Hanoi, and the early urban changes in the decades that preceded the reforms and continue to influence the area’s urbanization.

Despite the new buildings, the end of farming activities, and the arrival of a large new population, the former villagers still consider Hòa Mục their homeland. The compelling story of this single village is both a portrait of a population that has endured despite drastic upheavals and a new analytical window onto Vietnam’s ongoing urban transition.

Danielle Labbe is a professor of urban planning at the Université de Montréal.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Table
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Chronology

Introduction
1 The Early Urban Transition (1920-40)
2 Uneven Socialist Revolutions (1940-65)
3 Eating by Points and Coupons Is Not Enough (1965-80)
4 The New Urban Territorial Order (1980-2010)
5 Land for Fresh Ghosts, Land for Dry Ghosts
Conclusion

Notes
References
Statutes Cited
Index

Source : University of British Columbia Press

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Résumé en français

Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010 – Danielle Labbé (2013)

A la fin des années 90 et sous l’injonction des autorités planificatrices de la capitale vietnamienne, le front urbain de la métropole de Hanoï s’est étendu vers l’Est, englobant ainsi plusieurs dizaines d’établissements et de villages ruraux. Cet ouvrage, en prenant pour cas d’étude l’un de ces villages, Hoa Muc, aujourd’hui devenu un quartier urbain, interroge les processus qui ont participé à cette transformation, des dynamiques étatiques aux héritages urbains antérieurs. Au travers d’une mise en récit de l’histoire du village nous est présenté à la fois un portrait de sa population et des ses mobilisations, en même temps qu’un nouveau cadre de compréhension et d’analyse de la « transition urbaine » qui se déroule en ce moment au Vietnam.

Source : Université de Montréal, Observatoire Ivanhoé Cambridge du Développement Urbain et Immobilier



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indomemoires (2014, 22 juin). Danielle Labbé : Land Politics and Livelihoods on the Margins of Hanoi, 1920-2010. Mémoires d'Indochine. Consulté le 22 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/q59l