1st Edition

Informal Urban Street Markets
International Perspectives





ISBN 9781138546394
Published February 12, 2018 by Routledge
216 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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Biography

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.