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Getting by in Urban China Sociality, gender and political identity among migrant petty entrepreneurs

Chen, Liang


This thesis examines the social lives and subjectivity of domestic migrant vendors at a night market located at the urban rim of Nanjing city, China. The thesis asks what kinds of social connections (guanxi) are produced when migrant vendors try to adapt to city lives. The effective cultivation of guanxi is vital for migrant vendors, or household-based producers (getihu) to get a foothold and profit in the local market, particularly when general environs and local conditions brought about by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7636d1010cb


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