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Essential trade : Vietnamese women in a changing marketplace

Author: Ann Marie Leshkowich
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2016.
Series: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
When the women who sell in Ho Chi Minh City's marketplace speak, their language suggests that activity in the market is shaped by timeless, essential truths. This work looks through the façade of these 'timeless truths' and finds active participants in a political economy of appearances.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Marie Leshkowich
ISBN: 9780824868918 0824868919
OCLC Number: 986664503
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2014.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Placing Bến Thành Market: the naturalization of space and commerce --
Marketing femininity: gender essentialism in traders' daily lives --
Relative matters: family values and kinship relations in market stalls --
Inside and outside: sociofiscal relationships and the risks of doing business --
Wandering ghosts of market socialism: governmentality and memory in the marketplace --
Superstitious values and religious subjectivity: stallholders' spiritual beliefs and practices --
Producing down and consuming up: middle classmaking under (market) socialism.
Series Title: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Responsibility: Ann Marie Leshkowich.

Abstract:

When the women who sell in Ho Chi Minh City's marketplace speak, their language suggests that activity in the market is shaped by timeless, essential truths. This work looks through the façade of these 'timeless truths' and finds active participants in a political economy of appearances.

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