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Peddling policy: street vending in historical and contemporary contest

Alfonso Morales (University of Texas‐El Paso, Department of Sociology and Anthropology)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Focuses on street vending in Chicago, in the USA, taking a historical perspective. Shows how it was used to alleviate unemployment in the volatile progressive era but then became mired in complaints about corruption and vice. Uses a case study of an entrepreneurial Mexican family and highlights the wisdom of earlier days by showing how street vending offers a series of choices that are different from the choices made by larger forms only in that they are more accessible to the poor.

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Morales, A. (2000), "Peddling policy: street vending in historical and contemporary contest", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 3/4, pp. 76-98. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789133

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