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Tips of the trade: street vendors and the state in Barbados, West Indies

Loran E. Custinger (Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Presents findings from a case study into official attempts to change street vending into an “appropriate” form for tourists in Barbados. Suggests this has had a negative effect ont he vendors. Focuses on a market relocation scheme and shows how the image and the reality of street vending have clashed in a way which has harmed many of the vulnerable vendors.

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Custinger, L.E. (2000), "Tips of the trade: street vendors and the state in Barbados, West Indies", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 3/4, pp. 64-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789124

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