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Saigon's edge : on the margins of Ho Chi Minh city

Author: Erik Harms, (Anthropologist)
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Exploring the places where the rural and urban intersect, where many of the world's people live.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Harms, (Anthropologist)
ISBN: 9780816656059 0816656053 9780816656066 0816656061
OCLC Number: 681534822
Description: xiv, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Saigon, inside out --
pt. 1. Social edginess. 1. Bittersweet transitions : urbanization on the fringe of the city ; 2. Power and exclusion on the edge : the conflation of rural and urban spaces --
pt. 2. Space, time, and urban expansion. 3. Future orientations in the country of memory : social conceptions of time ; 4. Negotiating time and space : household, labor, land, and movement --
pt. 3. Realizing the ideal. 5. The road to paradise : building the Trans-Asia Highway ; 6. The problem of urban civilization on Saigon's edge --
Conclusion: What edges do.
Responsibility: Erik Harms.


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"Sad and tragic, and at times funny and full of hope, Erik Harms shows how people live in the murky zones of the urban-rural divide, in the runoff, the debris, and wasteland of a now relentless Read more...

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