Always on the Move?: An ethnographic study of street vendors
2009 (English)In: KulturNatur/ACSIS konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige, 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper examines methods developed for a study of street vendors as entrepreneurs, focusing on the positions they occupy in the mix of urban public life, and looking at cities across the globe. We approach vending from a cross-disciplinary perspective, investigating it as a many faceted form of business enterprise, with a particular focus on the visual and esthetic aspects of the practice. Current research on vending tends to focus on a specific type of vending (farmers’ markets, indoor markets), on specific cities, and/or specific groups of “global peddlers”– usually immigrants from a different region or country. Our aim is somewhat different: to examine the phenomenon across a range of geographic locations and to trace the diversity of vending as a practice, in particular the various forms it takes in public space and the motivations that draw or drive vendors to do this kind of work.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40292OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-40292DiVA: diva2:323291