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Street vendors, and postmodernity: conflict and compromise in the global economy

John Cross (Vasser College, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., Medical Health Research Association, of New York, Inc.)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Street vendors, modernity and postmodernity: conflict and compromise in the global economy explores street vending within the context of the shift from modernism to postmodernism, suggesting that the former implied crackdowns on the trade because of the ideals of public order and control whilst the latter is more open to such methods. Questions whether this new approach brings fresh dilemmas for the informal sector. Proffers the idea that the policy makers should allow deregulated sectors of informality in the economy to function as incubators for new industry.

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Cross, J. (2000), "Street vendors, and postmodernity: conflict and compromise in the global economy", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 1/2, pp. 29-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789061

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