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www.openair.org: linking street vendors to the Internet

Steve Balkin (Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University)
Alfonso Morales (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at El Paso)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Presents a discussion of an Internet Web site started in reaction to attacks on an historic street market in Chicago, USA. Takes an advocate’s perspective rather than an academic one and shows how the site developed to provide information about street vending around the world. Discusses the success and problems of using the Internet for the purposes of helping the poor on a shoestring budget.

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Balkin, S. and Morales, A. (2000), "www.openair.org: linking street vendors to the Internet", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 20 No. 3/4, pp. 99-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330010789142

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