Examining street vending as a global, urban, and informalized practice found both in the Global North and Global South, this volume presents contributions from international scholars working in cities as diverse as Berlin, Dhaka, New York City, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City. The aim of this global approach is to repudiate the assumption that street vending is usually carried out in the Southern hemisphere and to reveal how it also represents an essentialand constantly growingeconomic practice in urban centers of the Global North. Although street vending activities vary due to local specificities, this anthology illustrates how these urban practices can also reveal global ties and developments.
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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