Report from the field: street vendors and the informal sector in Hanoi

  title={Report from the field: street vendors and the informal sector in Hanoi},
  author={Martha Lincoln},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
Since Vietnam's doi moi ("Renovation") reforms of 1986, the nation's nominally communist political economy now permits a domestic free market, private ownership, and participation in international free trade. Some epiphenomena of doi moi?urbanization, tourism, and the burgeoning informal economy?were brought into view this summer during a state campaign to rationalize urban space by eliminating street vending from several sectors of Hanoi. As Regina Austin points out in her discussion of… Expand
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