Univ Of Minnesota Press: 2011-03-04
Much of the world's population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. H c M n, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, epitomizes one of those places. In Saigon's Edge
, Erik Harms explores life in H c M n, 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, H c M n is between worlds, neither outside nor inside but always uncomfortably both. With particular atten... View More...