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What is a street market?

Victoria Kelley

in Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706.00008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter establishes the chronology of the street markets’ development, focusing on their growth and spread, and their legal position. The street markets were not entirely outside the law but not ... More


Street Markets in La Paz and São Paulo

Calla Hummel

in Why Informal Workers Organize: Contentious Politics, Enforcement, and the State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192847812
eISBN:
9780191943195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847812.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 tells the history and structure of street vending in two municipalities in the La Paz department of Bolivia and two districts in the São Paulo state in of Brazil. This chapter demonstrates ... More


Metropolitan Scene

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Times Square and Picadilly Circus recall the metropolitan grandeur of New York and London. Although San Francisco has no single spectacular landmark by which the world may identify it, the greatest ... More


Farewell, Spinoza: I. B. Singer and the Tragicomedy of the Jewish Spinozist

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Spinoza image in the work of Yiddish writer and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904–1991) in three stages. First, relying primarily on Singer's autobiographical ... More


Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Victoria Kelley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706
Subject:
History, Economic History

Cheap Street tells the history of London’s street markets and of the people who bought and sold there. From the 1850s anything that could be bought in a shop in London could also be bought in the ... More


Street Markets, Adolescent Identity, and Violence: A Generative Dynamic

Mark Edberg and Philippe Bourgois

in Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789308
eISBN:
9780814760239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers how the exposure of adolescents to street market contexts (e.g., gangs, drug markets) shapes the connection between violence and identity development—thus increasing the ... More


Western Addition

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Like the backyard of some imposing but superannuated mansion, the Western Addition is cluttered with the discarded furniture of the city's Gilded Age. It is a curious district whose claim to ... More


Introduction

Sveinung Sandberg and Willy Pedersen

in Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the street drug market known as ‘The River’ area, where the neighbourhood is an ethnically and socially mixed urban area. It notes that the river Akerselva divides Oslo – the ... More


The Sun Also Shone: Embracing Life

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The brighter aspects of hinmin life are examined here, with poor people seen as agents who embraced challenges and sought to enjoy life. At work, many found meaning in what they did, even as they ... More


South of Market

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

History has played fast and loose with that great segment of the city which sprawls southward from Market Street to the San Francisco-San Mateo County line. Athwart historic Rincon Hill, fashionable ... More


Time of Troubles

James Wolfinger

in Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702402
eISBN:
9781501704239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702402.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates transit workers' experience and the great strikes of 1909 and 1910 in broader social currents. The construction of the Market Street Subway nearly bankrupted the Philadelphia ... More


Intrigues in a Slum House

Yuan-tsung Chen

in The Secret Listener: An Ingenue in Mao's Court

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197573341
eISBN:
9780197573372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573341.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

Zhou Enlai tried but failed to protect Jack, and so in 1969, Jack and Yuan-tsung were evicted from their apartment and forced to live in a corner room at a slum house on Sheep Market Street. Most of ... More


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