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

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Traders in Motion

Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace
Edited by Kirsten W. Endres, Ann Marie Leshkowich

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.

Ref. : Endres, Kirsten W., and Ann Marie Leshkowich, eds. Traders in Motion: Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace. Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University Press, 2018.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Space, Mobility, Borders, and Trading Frictions
ANN MARIE LESHKOWICH AND KIRSTEN W. ENDRES

PART I. Space, Place, and Contentious Politics of Market Redevelopment
Introduction: The Spatial Politics of Marketplaces
LINDA J. SELIGMANN

Chapter 1
Making the Marketplace: Traders, Cadres, and Bureaucratic Documents in Lào Cai City
KIRSTEN W. ENDRES

Chapter 2
“Run and Hide When You See the Police”: Livelihood Diversification and the Politics of the Street Economy in Vietnam’s Northern Uplands
SARAH TURNER

Chapter 3
Grand Designs? State Agendas and the Lived Realities of Market Redevelopment in Upland Northern Vietnam
CHRISTINE BONNIN

Chapter 4
Ghost Markets and Moving Bazaars in Hanoi’s Urban Space
GERTRUD HÜWELMEIER

PART II. Circuits of Mobility, Identities, and Power Relations
Introduction: Moving and Shaking
ERIK HARMS

Chapter 5
A Mobile Trading Network from Central Coastal Vietnam: Growth, Social Network, and Gender
HY VAN LUONG

Chapter 6
Money, Risk Taking, and Playing: Shifting Masculinity in a Waste-Trading Community in the Red River Delta
MINH T. N. NGUYEN

Chapter 7
“Strive to Make a Living” in the Era of Urbanization and Modernization: The Story of Petty Traders in a Hanoi Peri-urban Community
NGUYỄN THỊ THANH BÌNH

Chapter 8
Dealing with Uncertainty: Itinerant Street Vendors and Local Officials in Hanoi
LISA BARTHELMES

PART III. Borderwork
Introduction: Constructing, Maintaining, and Navigating Boundaries
CHRIS GREGORY

Chapter 9
Regulations and Raids, or the Precarious Place of Gold Shops in Vietnam
ALLISON TRUITT

Chapter 10
Moralities of Commerce in a Northern Vietnamese Trading Community
ESTHER HORAT

Chapter 11
Fuel Trade: People, Places, and Transformations along the Coal Briquetting Chain
ANNUSKA DERKS

Chapter 12
Arbitrage over the Beilun/Kalong River: Chinese Adjustments to Border Trade Practices in Vietnam
CAROLINE GRILLOT

Afterword
GRACIA CLARK

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.

Source : Cornell University Press



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indomemoires (2018, 26 juin). Kirsten W. Endres, Ann Marie Leshkowich (eds.) : Traders in Motion. Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace. Mémoires d'Indochine. Consulté le 19 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/q5x6