Street Economies, Politics, and Social Movements in the Urban Global South
Advanced Seminar Co-chairs Walter E. Little, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Albany, State University of New York; Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University; and B. Lynne Milgram, Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm
Livelihoods practiced on the street are pervasive and enduring in the rapidly growing cities of South East Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The strategies used by street vendors to improve their livelihoods and defend their rights are analyzed. The ways in which public streets and parks become politically contested sites are discussed. Also examined is how public space and civil society are redefined to address this situation.