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Out of Control:emergent cultural landscapes and political change in urban Vietnam

Thomas, Mandy


This paper plots the recent changes in the uses of public space in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is argued that the economic and social changes in contemporary Vietnam have paved the way for a dramatic transformation in the ways in which streets, pavements and markets are experienced and imagined by the populace. The efflorescence of individual mobility, street-trading and public crowding around certain popular events has led to the emergence of a distinct public sphere, one which is not immune from state...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Urban Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00420980220151682


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