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Introduction: Saigon, Inside Out

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter focuses on Hóc Môn, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. It describes how national tropes and cultural stereotypes about ... More


Bittersweet Transitions: Urbanization on the Fringe of the City

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter seeks to understand the persistent use of binary frameworks, such as rural versus urban and inside versus outside, to understand complex urban processes. It argues that social life in ... More


Power and Exclusion on the Edge: The Conflation of Rural and Urban Spaces

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a thorough discussion of the conflation of order with progress, modernization, and development in Hóc Môn. It argues that people cannot see the material transformations and ... More


Future Orientations in the Country of Memory: Social Conceptions of Time

Erik Harms

in Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on social change and social transformation in Hóc Môn. It argues that descriptions of Hóc Môn marked the edge as a mixture of orientation to time, a sensibility that combined a ... More


Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Erik Harms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Much of the world’s population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. Hóc Môn, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh ... More


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