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Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Erik Harms


Much of the world’s population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. Hóc Môn, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, epitomizes one of those places. This book explores life in Hóc Môn, putting forth a revealing perspective on how rapid urbanization impacts the people who live at the intersection of rural and urban worlds. Unlike the idealized Vietnamese model of urban space, Hóc Môn is between worlds, neither outside nor inside but always uncomfortably both. With particular attention to everyday soc ... More

Keywords: Hóc Môn, urbanization, social realities, case study, urban change, Vietnam, urban space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816656059
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.001.0001


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Erik Harms, author

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