Street Vending in the Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy

Street Vending in the Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy

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ISBN-13: 9781782388340
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristina Graaff is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

Noa Ha is Researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Introduction. Street Vending in the Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy Kristina Graaff Noa Ha 1

Part I Responding to Urban and Global Neoliberal Policies

Chapter 1 Flexible Families: Latina/o Food Vending in Brooklyn, New York Kathleen Dunn 19

Chapter 2 Street Vending and the Politics of Space in New York City Ryan Thomas Devlin 43

Chapter 3 Creative Resistance: The Case of Mexico City's Street Artisans and Vendors Veronica Crossa 59

Part II Street Vending and Ethnicity

Chapter 4 Metropolitan Informality and Racialization: Street Vending in Berlin's Historical Center Non Ha 81

Chapter 5 Selling Memory and Nostalgia in the Barrio: Mexican and Central American Women (Re)Create Street Vending Spaces in Los Angeles Lorena Muñoz 101

Chapter 6 Ethnic Contestations over African American Fiction: The Street Vending of Street Literature in New York City Kristina Graaff 117

Part III The Spatial Mobility of Urban Street Vending

Chapter 7 The Urbanism of Los Angeles Street Vending Kenny Cupers 139

Chapter 8 Selling in Insecurity, Living with Violence: Eviction Drives against Street Food Vendors in Dhaka and the Informal Politics of Exploitation Benjamin Etzold 164

Chapter 9 The Street Vendors Act and Pedestrianism in India: A Reading of the Archival Politics of the Calcutta Hawker Sangram Committee Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay 191

Part IV Historical Accounts of Street Vending

Chapter 10 Street Vending, Political Activism, and Community Building in African American History: The Case of Harlem Mark Naison 219

Chapter 11 The Roots of Street Commerce Regulation in the Urban Slave Society of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Patricia Acerbi 233

Index 250

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