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Author Harms, Erik (Anthropologist)

Title Saigon's edge : on the margins of Ho Chi Minh city / Erik Harms
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Introduction: Saigon, Inside Out; Part I. Social Edginess; Part II. Space, Time, and Urban Expansion; Part III. Realizing the Ideal; Conclusion: What Edges Do; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Much of the world's population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. Hoc Mon, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, epitomizes one of those places. In "Saigon's Edge," Erik Harms explores life in Hoc Mon, putting forth a revealing perspective on how rapid urbanization impacts the people who live at the intersection of rural and urban worlds. Unlike the idealized Vietnamese model of urban space, Hoc Mon is between worlds, neither outside nor inside but always uncomfortably both. With particular att
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City and town life -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Sociology, Urban -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Urban anthropology -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Urbanization -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010044695
ISBN 0816676631 (electronic bk.)
9780816676637 (electronic bk.)